Mildew on canvas Annexe walls

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 18:51
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We have mildew on the annexe walls of our camper trailer. The main tent is no problem. What is the best way to treat it ? They have been dried well and truly in the sunlight but there are still lots of yukky suspicious lurking white spots. A good scrub with plain water looked good but may compromise any water proofing. Of course we can re proof I suppose. We cannot store it under cover so perhaps that is also a consideration for type of treatment. Need advise on proofing and anything else I can't think of.
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Reply By: derraux - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:06

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:06
Ony
Hi you actually need to kill the mildew or it will keep growing you can buy proper mildew treatments from camping stores
Derek
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:25

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:25
My swag instructions are to use dilute bleach and yes you may need to reseal afterwards
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Follow Up By: madcow - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 10:21

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 10:21
Agree with you Davoe. We had mildew growing on our chairs after a trip to the Cape and they are made from nylon? Soaked them with diluted Bleach and it appears to have worked. Getting the stains out could prove to be extremely difficult though.
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Reply By: Member - Rob J (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 21:48

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 21:48
The boss reckons bleach but don't leave it on too long.
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Follow Up By: Ony - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 22:17

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 22:17
Thank you for the advice - I will check out water proofing and mildew killing agents - the bleach sounds sensible tto - often a simple solution works best. Thank you again - Ony
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 23:39

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 23:39
Did you say 'white spots'? ........ I thought mildew was black spots.
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Reply By: howie - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 01:28

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 01:28
i was recently searching for something to treat the mildew on the swag mattress and some sites recommend "rubbing alcohol".cant seem to find it anywhere. anyone used this before?
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 07:28

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 07:28
Hi Howie

it's also called Isocol and you can get it from chemists.

cheers

Lyn

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Reply By: crowie - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 17:24

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 17:24
Try non-chlorine bleach in a weak solution (1/8 cup/4litres) and really wash down with plenty of water when the stains fade. You will have to reseal. A good trick that we’ve learned to prevent mildew growth on canvas. Get a pump spray bottle and fill it with 50% white vinegar, 50% water. Spray the canvas with this solution – especially after washing or heavy rain. The vinegar won’t hurt the canvas but will prevent mildew growth.

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