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Old 09-20-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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cleaning mildew from awning

I messed up and packed up in the rain last time out (about 3 weeks or so). When I went last week, I let out the awning and to my dismay, it was heavily mildewed (or is it mold?). I've tried a solution of bleach /water but it has only worked partially. I even tried mopping the solution on, rolling up the awning for an hour then unrolling (youtube) and no go.

Anyone have any good suggestions as to what works??? Vinegar???
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:12 AM   #2
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Add a little Dawn dish soap to the mixture....spray it on...roll up and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:11 AM   #3
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I have also found the Awesome cleaner from the dollar store mixed with a little "car wash" soap works well. Follow the steps above then scrub with a soft bristle brush.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:15 AM   #4
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Well, I got it about 90-95% clean. First, I put undiluted white vinegar in a garden sprayer and sprayed underneath and top and rolled it up for an hour or so. I unrolled and took a long handled brush and tried brushing it, but didn't appear to do much good. Next I put a 3-1 mixture of hot water and chlorine bleach along with a healthy squirt of Dawn.

I applied with same method as the vinegar. Rolled it up and let it sit for hour and half. I unrolled and a lot was gone. I went over it with the brush again the rinsed well and let air dry. I'm calling it done, lol
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:19 AM   #5
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This topic has been previously discussed before in this forum, with many good suggestions on how to clean the awning. I suggest you do a search and read up on the different methods, and cleaners used with good results, as I recall.
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