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Old 01-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Moldy Cusions

One window on our Casita was left open during a rain storm and got some of the cushions damp. We didn't notice it till later when there was already mold on them. Not only the covers got mold, but the foam also. Anyone have any suggestions on how to save these and get the mold stain off of them?
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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Try Mold Control it it sold at Lowes in Va., Home Depot does not carry it. I use it when I find small areas of mold when working on houses. Does not have the smell and other issues as bleach. It not only kills the mold it is suppose to prevent it from returning if the area stays dry.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:32 PM   #3
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Does it also remove the stains that the mold caused?
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:44 PM   #4
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Smile Preventing mold

We were getting mold from our breathing. Who knew? Now we always leave the roof vent and one window cracked, feel the cushions in the morning and prop them up with something, dishpan? to dry the next day. But this is while camping.

Another advantage we have is Trilliums have all jealousy type windows that don't admit rain. Maybe you should get one of those window covers with the vents that act like jealousy windows...

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Here is a good thread on the topic of cleaning the foam.
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Thanks, Carol. Will wait for a bit warmer weather then will probably wash them like the postings.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #7
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All of the cushion were mouldy when I bought my boler. I used the bathtub method and grape stomped them . Important things to note. Use a phosphate free detergent. Any left over phosphate fertilizes new growth. For the same reason rinsing the cushion under the shower until they run clean is very important. Drying took many days with the indoor heat cranked and a fan as well as blotting the moisture out. Cushions were the most tedious aspect of my reno.

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Thanks, Carol. Will wait for a bit warmer weather then will probably wash them like the postings.
As been suggested they are hard to dry out and just putting them out in the sun may not get the center of them dry enough - you may need to use a fan and a heater for a few days to make sure they are real dry!
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Or if you're me, you put them in the dryer.

Which mostly worked out okay, except for the one cushion that had a baseball size hole chewed into it. Whoopsie!
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Thanks, Carol. Will wait for a bit warmer weather then will probably wash them like the postings.
Caution Will Robinson, mold will continue unless you start removing the moisture that caused it NOW. Don't wait... it will just get worse. Can you do something to start removing that moisture right away rather than wait for warm weather??? The stains may need to wait...
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:52 PM   #11
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i have found keeping the mold out living here on the wet wet coast has been a huge challenge.

i live on vancouver island.
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i have found keeping the mold out living here on the wet wet coast has been a huge challenge.

i live on vancouver island.
I'm on the wet coast too. Have you found a product that works for mold aside from bleach? If so, where did you buy it?

Also, while we're at it, what do you use to clean the gel coat on the outside? Normally we keep a tarp over the boler in the winter, but been lazy and now there are streaks all over.

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Was it and use 3M Restore & Wax with a micro cloth to take the streaks off - works well for me. You can buy it at Walmart or Canadian Tire in the boat section.

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wife says to use clorox kitchen cleaner spray it on, let it set then turn the hose on it full force and it takes it all out then squeeze most of the water out of it , set it in the sun till dry, put machine washed cover back on. no scrubbing necessary, this comes from Florida where we breed mold
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