When you uncover your boat this Spring, I hope you don’t discover that you forgot to add something to keep mold and mildew from forming on the seats and other fabric areas. Boat mildew looks awful on your boat seats and fabric. Mold is a fungus that grows on moist organic matter. Boat mildew, which is what you will likely find on your boat seats for example, is actually mold growing on fabric. Either way, it isn’t healthy, the spores can be inhaled and cause health problems for many individuals.
Boat mildew is very visible once it gets started, usually leaving black, or discolored stains on your seats, or the vinyl covering along the sides of speedboats, even under the front deck etc. It can be very difficult to remove boat mildew, and keep it removed. You will get it clean and then the next time you look, it’s back.
Mildew forms in damp areas, and boats that have canopies and are sealed up for the winter, or even in the summer between outings, are very susceptible to mildew forming.
I’ve found that the best way to avoid mildew is to hang one or two of these Mildew Control 4 Oz Bags in the boat and refresh the bag every few months. These will kill mildew, eliminate the musty odors that come with the mildew. They are non-toxic and formaldehyde free, safe for the environment and around your pets.
We usually have a couple of these mildew boxes hanging in the cottage, particularly in the bathroom and the kitchen where moisture occurs.
Get Rid of Boat Mildew
If you do get boat mildew on your seats for example, sometimes spraying it with vinegar, will take it off, or you can use a commercially prepared product like this Mildew Stain Remover By 3m Marine Trades
Whatever you do to get rid of it, I think rubber gloves and possibly a face mask, depending on where it is located, are a good idea to keep you from inhaling the spores. Mold and Mildew can make you pretty sick, so get rid of it and keep it under control so it doesn’t come back.
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