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Old 08-12-2016, 05:04 PM   #1
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Mildew on the awning

I am sure a lot of owners have this problem. Mildew on the underside of the awning. I keep it scrubbed down , but when I put it back in storage and of course it rains, mildew re-appears when I open it . I have used the usual mildew sprays, and they all work well , but it always comes back. I re apply, allow it to dry well and it looks great. But it always comes back. I think it just the nature of the beast, just wondering how others deal with it. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Old 08-12-2016, 08:22 PM   #2
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We've never found a product that will totally remove embedded mildew.

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Old 08-12-2016, 09:42 PM   #3
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is your awning vinyl or canvas?
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:00 PM   #4
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is your awning vinyl or canvas?
Exactly, my current awning is canvas, Sunbrella I think. This material is amazing. No fade no mold. 13 years old, zero maintenance and lookes like new. Previous TT had vinyl and was a mold nightmare. I have a new Creek on order and expecting to have to replace them when they mold up. No way to get rid of the mold. I used to power wash the old vinal but eventual the high pressure water tears it up.

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Old 08-12-2016, 10:06 PM   #5
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If it's vinyl you have a much more involved process, take it down scrub with a plastic brush and mild cleaner. After it's totally dry use a commercial grade protectant. If it's canvas, soap water and drying. Use a protectant designed only for outdoor canvas, anything for vinyl has bleach and will destroy you're canvas. Hope this helps. If it's vinyl and beyond repair, replace with a Solera canvas.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:30 PM   #6
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Mildew on Awning

We had this problem last summer. I cleaned the underside with a solution of bleach, dish detergent, and water. I sprayed the solution on, waited a few minutes, scrubbed with a soft brush and rinsed. After everything was dry, I sprayed Wet and Forget on the awning. Now, a year later, the awning still looks like I just cleaned it.
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Mine is vinyl. I just don't look up when I'm sitting outside. Problem solved.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:45 PM   #8
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Try these links:

Best way to clean the awning

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Wet and forget

This product, Wet and Forget really works good. Just put it on your awning top, roll it up and put it away then the next time you open it just rinse it off.
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Mildew on awning

I know its not recommended to use a mild solution of bleach but after spraying and brushing with awning cleaner or a product like Simple Green, I spray on the bleach solution with the awning wet, let it sit for awhile, thenscrub with a brush and rinse it off and let it sit and dry in the sun. It pretty much works except for the odd localized stain

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