Today I started cleaning some of my gourds. I soaked some in boiling water for a while and then scrubbed them with a wire scrubber. Then I rolled them around in some water with clorox in it. I didn't get very many done today. Figuring out where to work on them was the hardest part, but scrubbing the outside stuff off will take the most time.
When I get them cleaned, the first ones will be dry enough that I can paint them.