Originally Posted by Gord13
Just purchased a 13’ Trillium ’77 (I think?).
I must replace all the cushions as they smell moldy.
Any advice would be appreciated.
When we got our '76 Trillium the foam cushions smelled...old, or nasty as my wife put it. Rather than replace them I removed their covers (which were relatively new rather than original and didn't smell once laundered) and "washed" the various foam pieces.
This involved placing them, one at a time, in an old (big) plastic mattress bag on the back deck and soaking them with water and detergent (can't remember whether it was laundry or dish detergent) and walking all over them - the bipedal agitation cycle. It was somewhat time consuming but with a number of rinses they all came clean and non-smelly.
A couple of sunny days and a dry-out period in the basement (this is the wet coast so stringing a number of sunny dry days together in a row is challenging) gave us non-smelly cushions. I wore a pair of waterproof gardening boots with clean soles.
It saved us the cost of new foams.
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