We just opened up our hardtop trailer and found mold on the curtains, canvas, and hard ceiling. Why is this, and how do we get rid of it and keep it away? Please help.
By Chamberland from Belleville, Ontario
Use white vinegar, spray it on and then wipe or scrub. it works and is safer than bleach. With the curtains I would soak them in water and vinegar.
Manny from Aussieland
If you're going to use bleach to remove the mildew stains you need to make sure you can completely rinse all bleach residue off or the canvas could deteriorate & start to fall. The owner's manual to our Starcraft suggest bleach but I don't see how I could thoroughly rinse it out when the affected areas are attached to the ends of the beds & are over the kitchen pullout.
From anything I've read, you should not use bleach. It is harsh and can cause damage. Apparently, Lemon Mold and Mildew Cleaner is great from Bass Pro Shops.
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I would like to know how to take mould out of tent trailer canvas.
By Gene from Canada
Hello! I do not know 100% how to prevent it unless you can put it away 100% dry and usually they're even a little damp...but....i do know how to clean it! :-) there is a brand called Northwoods, they make a canvas cleaner called Skidew, and it worked miracles! Good luck!
Skidew by Northwoods contains Sodium Hypochlorite. This is the primary ingredient ic Clorox Bleach.
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I have a popup camper that has been closed up for a while and after opening it up I see lots of mold and mildew on the canvas.