Mildew, a dark residue left by mold, can leave a stubborn stain. If mold or mildew has invaded your tent, canvas or awning, you can easily remove it.
Time Required: varies
- First, kill the mold.
- Brush the mold and mildew from the material.
- Wash the affected area with a solution made up of 1/2 cup Lysol to a gallon of hot water.
- And/or rinse with a solution of 1 cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of salt to a gallon of hot water.
- Allow the material to dry in the sun.
- Next, bleach the mildew stain.
- Wash or soak the affected area with one of the following, depending on the material.
- For most fabrics, you can use a non-chlorine bleach.
- For colored fabrics, use a solution of 1 cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of salt to a gallon of hot water.
- For color safe fabrics, use a solution of 2 tablespoons of bleach to a quart of water.
- Allow the bleached area to dry thoroughly.
- Brush the materials outdoors so as not to leave mold spores in the house.
- Be sure your camping gear is dry before stowing it away.
- Store your camping gear in a dry, ventilated area.