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How To Remove Mold and Mildew

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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.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: varies

Here's How:

  1. First, kill the mold.
  2. Brush the mold and mildew from the material.
  3. Wash the affected area with a solution made up of 1/2 cup Lysol to a gallon of hot water.
  4. And/or rinse with a solution of 1 cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of salt to a gallon of hot water.
  5. Allow the material to dry in the sun.
  6. Next, bleach the mildew stain.
  7. Wash or soak the affected area with one of the following, depending on the material.
  8. For most fabrics, you can use a non-chlorine bleach.
  9. For colored fabrics, use a solution of 1 cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of salt to a gallon of hot water.
  10. For color safe fabrics, use a solution of 2 tablespoons of bleach to a quart of water.
  11. Allow the bleached area to dry thoroughly.

Tips:

  1. Brush the materials outdoors so as not to leave mold spores in the house.
  2. Be sure your camping gear is dry before stowing it away.
  3. Store your camping gear in a dry, ventilated area.
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