FAQ: Can I use Wet & Forget on vinyl?

This post is part of our ongoing FAQ series, in which frequently asked questions we receive by email and phone are published for all to see. Take a look through our FAQ archives to see if your question has been answered.

When we get questions regarding Wet & Forget’s effectiveness on vinyl, it typically concerns boat seating. For example, here’s an inquiry we recently received:

Q: Can I use Wet & Forget on the vinyl seating on my pontoon boat?

A: You sure can, but there are some special instructions for these applications. When applying Wet & Forget to the boat seats, keep people and pets off the surface during application and overnight. Be sure to apply when your boat is at least 100 ft. away from any pond, lake, river or stream. The next day, before the seats are used, rinse it down with water. Did you know, you could also use Wet & Forget to clean any moss, mold, mildew, or algae on your boat? Read how you can prep your boat for the water.

clean vinyl boat seats

Don’t forget, Wet & Forget Outdoor works with the wind and rain to gently remove moss, mold, and mildew from ANY outdoor vinyl surface (fencing, siding, etc).

If you have a question related to Wet & Forget you’d like answered, please feel free to Contact Us. And if you’re ready to see what this ultimate outdoor moss, mold, mildew, and algae stain remover is all about.

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  1. Ronnie rollings

    How long should I leave Wet & Forget on my boat seats?

    1. Wet And Forget

      Hi Ronnie,
      You’ll want to apply a good heavy amount of Wet & Forget to dry boat seats, and allow the application to fully dry. Next, you can either wait on the rain or periodically rinse the surface with water and a brush to speed up the process. Wet & Forget will continue working for up to a year or more to clean, and to keep clean.

  2. Nancy McCarron

    You say that inflatable boats can be cleaned…is this pvc or hypolon or both?

    Thank you

    1. Wet and Forget

      Hi Nancy,
      Wet & Forget is safe to use on both PVC and Hypolon inflatable boats.

  3. Mike

    Is it safe on vinyl decking

    1. Wet and Forget

      Hi Mike!

      Wet & Forget is safe to use on vinyl decking. It will not harm or discolor the surface. Wet & Forget will remove moss, mold, mildew or algae on your decking.