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Message posted by loolou on 01/3/2014 at 4:30pm
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my camper is stored down my parents. dad did us a favour opened it up and found damp/mold on the bed board that is sandwich between the other one because it couldn't breathe.dad dried it in the sun then put some pva sealer on it without informing us.
i am worried now that this will have damaged the wood and make matters worse.will bed boards still breathe with pva


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Message posted by MrT007 on 01/3/2014 at 5:10pm
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Hi they all suffer from this, just lack of air I did bleach mine and left it to dry. The trouble with pva. If it. Becomes damp again it reverts back to pva which is glue.

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yep that is a good point luckly it's the underside my dad did, and only the corner we have just managed to rent a garage in a block by us so will bringing camper home. parent live 55 miles away so difficult to just pop over. i wasn't impressed when he said he had pva corner.

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When this happened to me four years ago .... I treated it for damp/mould removal ... then painted the board on both sides and all edges with yacht varnish (two coats).
Not only has that solved the problem, but it looks a hell of a lot better and will probably preserve the wood a lot longer!

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just chatting to my hubby we are going to get it opened good airing then give a wash down with some fungicide wash then think about yacht varnish. does it harm the canvas when you fold it down onto bed boards ?

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I must admit I bleached mine then painted the boards and after thought, I should have doe exactly as Kelper had done.
Just leave it all to dry before closing it up and will be ok

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thanks everyone



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we went down and checked the folder it wasn't condensation as my dad had said but the cover had very small holes in it unsure how this happened as they had come through from inside the cover. all patched up and bought home to put in the newly acquired garage. bed boards still a bit damp so will give it a good airing tomorrow. luckly nothing else was damaged as all canvas were taken out.

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