Someone recently asked how they could remove mildew stains from the tent material on their pop-up. Here’s a non-toxic, homemade mildew remover that I have had success with.
Things You’ll Need:
Distilled white vinegar
Open up the extended areas of the pop-up camper or expandable (hybrid) camping trailer. This gives you access to all of the surface areas that may be harboring mildew.
Pour the distilled white vinegar into a spray bottle (If a milder solution is desired mix Â½ vinegar and Â½ warm water together). Spray the mildew on the camper heavily with distilled white vinegar. Allow the vinegar to sit on the camper for a few moments.
Mix baking soda with hot water and submerge a cleaning sponge into the mixture. Scrub the mildewed area with the sponge; the baking soda and vinegar work together to loosen and remove the mildew (they also remove the musty smell).
Rinse off the pop-up camper once you have finished scrubbing it; then dry it off with a clean cloth to prevent rust or additional mildew growth.
Another method is using a good cleaner, like â€œItâ€™s the Bestâ€ Awning cleaner and adding Â½ cup of vinegar.
Let the tent dry completely. You can then apply a product to waterproof your tent material and help keep mildew from reappearing. Try â€œStarbrite Waterproofing with Teflonâ€ or â€œRV Awning Water Proofer” by Camco. Follow the directions on the label for best results.
These products, as well as “It’s the Best” Awning Cleaner are available in our Discount On-line Parts and Accessories Store.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to test these methods on small area first and observe the results, which may vary on different tent materials. The user assumes all responsibility.
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