We live in an area where we get a lot of fog as well as rain. Not as much as some others, mind you, but still enough to create mold problems.
Examples: We had a bunch of stuff stored in cardboard boxes. We soon realized cardboard boxes invite mold! We had to take everything out of the boxes and wash them and throw out the cardboard and we had to buy (relatively expensive) plastic boxes for everything.
One suitcase also gets moldy even though I've put it in the sun for days to dry out... Close it up and soon it is moldy again!
One table in our living room (particle board) got completely moldy but strangely enough 2 other particle board (cheap) tables did not.
Okay... So we imagine an dehumidifier is not in our budget at this time.
So what can we do to minimize mold?
One thing we are thinking of doing is painting the particle board tables with anti-hongo tinta (a varnish like paint). Not sure it will "accept" the paint but we're going to try I think.
Our house is painted with anti-hongo paint in and out just fyi, with ceramic floors and very little wood - almost none except for some closet shelves which are painted with anti-hongo and we don't use closet doors, we put up a curtain instead which we mostly leave open. STILL, I found 3 leather belts with mold on them inside the closet the other day! (What the heck?!) I assume the belts must have held some moisture in them from sweat?
So okay, you get the picture...
Do you too have mold problems? How do you deal with them? What can we do to minimize it or get rid of it?
I saw a chlorine spray product at Maxi Pali' that is $5 and not just chloro but sayt it has some other anti-hongo ingredient as well in it. Vale la pena? (Worth the price?) Anyone tried it?
Okay, I look forward to any tips you can offer to deal with mold!