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Old 08-04-2018, 02:42 PM   #1
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Moldy awnings

This is our 3rd yr fiving, our second yr out the awnings got moldy from the elements. How do u folks keep em clean?, Tried awning cleaners, soft brush, soft pressure washer, can't get em clean, any suggestions?
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:57 PM   #2
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The easiest way I have found is to spray is to with swimming pool chlorine using a one gallon pump up sprayer. Let it set for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse well with water. I also use a cheap plastic paint drop cloth taped to the side to keep it off the trailer. Just did mine today and the underside is bite white with no stains.
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Make sure the fabric can handle the chlorine, must awning fabrics, pool chairs and outdoor furniture is made with this type of fabric. If so, clorox clean up does a great job. I use that on mine
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Try "Awesome" from Dollar Tree. We sprayed it on the awning, rolled it up for about 15 minutes to soak, then opened it up and sprayed the awning clean with a garden hose.
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We mix 1 cup bleach, 1 cup spic 'n span, 1 cup tide with 2 gal water in garden sprayer. Spray both top and bottom of awning well and roll up for several hours while washing rest of trailer. Later open awning and rinse. Never had any adverse affects from this.
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Be very careful with bleach and bleach solutions. It can rapidly degrade the material especially the stitching.
Of course, while not always possible, I try not to retract it when its when.
In the past, I have used Simple green sprayed on both sides of the awning and then roll it up for a day or 2. Then un-roll it and hose off.
Another great product that's pretty effortless for tons of things is Wet & Forget.
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