Mouldy Tent

Submitted: Monday, Jun 04, 2018 at 19:26
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Looking for a product that will remove the dreaded mould from my canvas tent. It's on the inside as well as the outside of the tent...Never had the problem before, I guess I didn't check for moisture as well as I should have the last time I used it about 5 weeks ago.
Any suggestions??
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Reply By: mountainman - Monday, Jun 04, 2018 at 20:57

Monday, Jun 04, 2018 at 20:57
I had mould on my jolly swag
Devastated i hatched a plan to save my jolly swagman
Camped by a billabong...
Ha ha

No i used the bath , used fairly hot water with selleys sugar soap and bicarb soda
Let it soak for hr or two and scrubbed it good
Washed it clean and let it dry.
Never had an issue since !!
Swag is like new
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Reply By: Theo D - Monday, Jun 04, 2018 at 21:47

Monday, Jun 04, 2018 at 21:47
Try using K2R. I am sure it will be fine to use on canvas. It will take oil stains out ot concrete! (Not all the time but its quality stuff )
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Reply By: CSeaJay - Monday, Jun 04, 2018 at 22:46

Monday, Jun 04, 2018 at 22:46
Sorry to say it but I think your tent is stuffed, it will never be the same even afetr a scrub. Even if you rid the mould the treatment would have weakened the canvas.
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Reply By: Iza B - Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018 at 06:16

Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018 at 06:16
Vinegar will kill the mould spores. Woolies sells Cleaning Vinegar but I just use their white vinegar, cheaper, and no information on either product to tell how strong they are. Cheap as so use lots, by itself, rub in with a brush, gently. Next, a scrub with a nylon brush and a Bi Carb/vinegar paste. The chemical reaction of acetic acid in the vinegar and the Bi Carb will foam and lift some of the mould. I have never been able to get a mould affected canvas surface to pristine condition. Bleach will blanch the mould and make the surface look good but bleach stuffs the canvas over time.

Iza
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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018 at 10:17

Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018 at 10:17
Yeah well the tent is one of those 9x9 tourer tents super quick to put up and pack away just as easily. Its 15 years old and now a bit 'thin' may look to a new one which you can get from Snowys at $299. But I will try the remedies mentioned
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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018 at 14:44

Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018 at 14:44
Hi Trouper, your best bet is to buy a new one. However, if you want to try and clean it check this web site out: http://www.gocampingaustralia.com/mouldontent.html

There are other websites on line, just google how to clean mould from a canvas tent.

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Reply By: Villatranquilla - Thursday, Jun 07, 2018 at 15:40

Thursday, Jun 07, 2018 at 15:40
I had success using diluted detol on our camping chairs which had developed mould after being put away damp
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Reply By: Phillipn - Saturday, Jun 09, 2018 at 19:13

Saturday, Jun 09, 2018 at 19:13
After the mould is removed, mix OIL of Cloves in a spray bottle and spray the area. It kills the mould spores and will be effective for up to 6 months.
10 ml bottle costs approx. $10 at a chemist.
Mix 6 drops of oil of cloves in a 500 Ml spray.
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Reply By: BobR4 - Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 at 15:58

Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 at 15:58
Oil of cloves is the ONLY substance I know that will kill mould spores. The concentration required should not harm your canvas.
Bob.
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