Killing mold with Borax - recipes
Try a spray bottle with the following in it:
1/2 gal. white vinegar
1/2 gal. hydrogen peroxide-common peroxide available from your
1 cup boric acid
keep closed tightly
mix well - use in a spray bottle on a dry surface.
Shake well and spray area well. The vinegar/peroxide kills active
live mold spores and the boric acid keeps them that way. (Note:
uncapped peroxide loses it's oxygen molecules to the air when not
capped tight and becomes H2O [water], so keep this solution in a
bottle that can be capped off tight).
Boric acid works on mold bodies like it does on roach bodies - cuts
them and they bleed to death because they cannot "coagulate".
One last note on the above solution. This solution will not "bleach"
out the mold stain. After mold is under control, then you can bring
out the bleach and whiten the mold stains.
The most powerful method of cleaning mold and mildew with borax is
to mix half a cup of white vinegar with half a cup of borax. The
mixture should be further diluted with 1/4 of a cup of warm water.
The warm water loosens the mold, while the vinegar dissolves it and
the borax kills it.