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Old 07-06-2016, 04:09 PM   #1
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Mildew on Sunbrella canvas

We had a leak during the winter that dripped on my Sunbrella fabric settee covers. The mildew on them is very bad. I tried washing them in Oxyclean - doesn't work. I hesitate to use Clorox because I don't want to bleach the color out of them. What do you suggest?
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:36 PM   #2
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We had a leak during the winter that dripped on my Sunbrella fabric settee covers. The mildew on them is very bad. I tried washing them in Oxyclean - doesn't work. I hesitate to use Clorox because I don't want to bleach the color out of them. What do you suggest?
You can use bleach on Sunbrella. Check their website at Marine Tops and Covers Care and Cleaning: Sunbrella fabrics and you will see what they recommend.
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I haven't found anything that will completely get mildue stains out of Sunbrella although their website is very helpful.
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Sun and bleach will do it, but essential to apply something like 303 when done and dry.
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I have used Starbrite Mildew Stain Remover with good success.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:08 PM   #6
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Bleach works fine on Sunbrells, if you call them they will tell you more is actually better!
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This worked really well for me.
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I put 3 gallons of water in a 5 gal pail and a half cup of bleach. Submerge sunbrella in this for 30 min, remove, rinse, let dry. Gets em nice and clean - all mildew gone.

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