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Old 08-08-2014, 10:17 AM   #1
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Awning Cleaning ? For Mildew

Someone please tell me what the best chemicals are for cleaning the underside of an awning. Like water stains and Mildew.


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Old 08-08-2014, 10:21 AM   #2
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Spray with mild bleach solution, roll it up. Wait 30 mins, unroll and rinse with water, repeat if necessary.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:26 AM   #3
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I like both LA's Totally Awesome and Simple Green. Whichever I have around the house at the time. The trick no matter what you use, is to soak the awning and roll it up as described above. You will have to use a mop or even a scrub pad for really tough stains.

Here's my awning a few years back before and after I used Awesome. Simple Green will work just as well.



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Old 08-08-2014, 10:35 AM   #4
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Holy cow did that do a good job Scott.

I did not think one could get it that clean. It is so hard to get any purchase on the awning since it always wants to shy away from you when you try to use a bit of elbow grease. I have the same problem with the inside of the canvas bunk ends on a pop up. Hard to scrub something that keeps shying away.

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:03 AM   #5
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Hard to scrub something that keeps shying away.

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That it is! For the really tough stains, I sprayed the stuff undiluted and scrubbed immediately. Obviously, a ladder is needed. You can also try rolling the awning down part way, treat and scrub, and then roll it down some more, treat and scrub, and so on. Its easier to get some "purchase" when the area is close to the awning bar.

I've also never let it get that bad since that one time. Really taught me to keep up with that part of the maintenance.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:37 AM   #6
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I like the procedure above. However I scrub it as I unroll it scrubbing on the stiffer tube area. yea it takes much longer, put you can get to "purchasing" much better!
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:31 PM   #7
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We use Clorox Clean-Up. Spray it on a dry Swiffer Duster pad,put it on the pole and wipe it down. I try to keep anything with bleach away from stitches on awning. I have been told bleach will weaken the stitching.


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Old 08-13-2014, 08:01 AM   #8
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A little bleach mixed with Dawn dishwashing detergent. Mix it in a small spray bottle.....spray underside of awning....roll up for about 20-30 minutes.......unroll and rinse off.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:15 AM   #9
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Scrubbing Bubbles works well too. Spray on and a minute or two later wipe off
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:17 AM   #10
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I use Westley's Bleche-Wite on a swifter pad.

I hate "elbow grease"
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