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How do I remove mold/mildew from my outdoor cushions made of canvas?
We have some awesome tips to help kill and remove mold or mildew buildup on fabric. Canvas is especially easy to launder—so that's great!
Brush loose mold off the fabrics. For this, we recommend our Stain Brush. It has tough bristles, which are important to effectively remove the mold. Apply the Stain Solution and All-Purpose Bleach Alternative directly onto the moldy area and scrub well.
If your cushion covers are removable, make a warm water bath with our Scented Vinegar and let covers soak. The longer the better! Use about ¼ cup vinegar per item and change out dirty water when necessary. The vinegar also works to remove odors.
After the soak, launder as normal with hot water. Our Signature Detergent works well for canvas material.
Do not be discouraged if the results are not perfect after one wash. In this instance, we treat items multiple times for best results. Be mindful to not put items with staining in the dryer. This will bake in the stains and make it more difficult to remove in the second wash.
For further care instructions, I've linked to our blog post on mold and mildew.
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All-Purpose Bleach Alternative 32 oz.
Stain Solution 16 fl. oz.
Scented Vinegar 16 fl. oz.