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Mildew and mildew control for wood surfacesAuthor(s): Steve Bussjaeger; George Daisey; R. Simmons; Saul Spindel; Sam Williams
Source: Journal of coatings technology. Vol. 71, no. 890 (Mar. 1999).:p. 67-69.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionMildew growth is an ongoing problem. Fungal spores land on surface and, under the environmental conditions, grow. Ideal conditions are warm, moist climates, oxygen, and a substrate that serves as a nutrient source for mildew. Mildew growth on finishes cause discoloration and premature failure of the finish. Prevention of mildew can be done by pretreating the wood with a preservative that contains a mildewcide. Removal of mildew is achieved by using appropriate cleaning solutions. Finishes that contain synthetic mildewcides, with or without zinc oxide, help the finish resist mildew growth.
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CitationBussjaeger, Steve.; Daisey, George.; Simmons, R.; Spindel, Saul.; Williams, Sam. 1999. Mildew and mildew control for wood surfaces. Journal of coatings technology. Vol. 71, no. 890 (Mar. 1999).:p. 67-69.
KeywordsWood destroying fungi, Moulds, Mildews, Fungus control, Surfaces, Adverse effects, Wood properties
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