Slimy, smelly mildew can turn even the best outdoor furniture into a stained, musty-smelling mess. Using harsh chemicals such as bleach for removing mildew and mold from outdoor surfaces can result in permanent damage, causing you to spend your hard-earned money on replacements you shouldn’t have to buy.
With Wet & Forget Outdoor, mildew removal is safe, easy and effective–just ask the proud owners of the boat cushions in the photograph, whose mildew-stained cushions look and smell like new after just one treatment with Wet & Forget Outdoor!
Read on to learn how to conquer mildew with Wet & Forget Outdoor.
What is Mildew?
“Mold” and “mildew” are everyday names we use for the growth of fungus on surfaces. Mildew is most often black but can also be green, white, gray, or rust-colored.
It can be slimy or fuzzy, and has an unpleasant musty smell. Mildew loves to grow on fabrics such as hammocks, awnings, patio furniture, boat cushions or outdoor carpeting.
All mildew needs in order to grow are moisture, warmth and something to eat. And mildew does more than just look ugly and smell bad–according to the Iowa State University Extension’s Answer Line, mildew can use your cushions and awnings as its food, eating away at the fibers and causing damage.
Using bleach for removing mildew causes more damage to the fibers, resulting in discoloration, fraying, and even holes. Not only can bleach damage many surfaces, it often requires many repeat treatments because it allows mildew to grow right back.
In most cases, one treatment with Wet & Forget Outdoor will keep mildew at bay for a year or more!
Removing Mildew with Wet & Forget Outdoor
Removing mildew with Wet & Forget Outdoor is a safe, gentle process that requires no elbow grease. Wet & Forget Outdoor will wipe out mildew on your outdoor surfaces with no need for scrubbing or power-washing, and with no bleaching or fiber damage to outdoor fabrics.
Here are the simple steps for beating mildew with Wet & Forget Outdoor:
Mix a solution of 1 part Wet & Forget Outdoor and 5 parts water in a pump-up garden sprayer.
Spray the solution on the stained surface, allowing at least 4 to 5 hours of drying time before the chance of rain.
For fabrics such as cushions: Make sure the fabric is completely dry before you spray with Wet & Forget Outdoor. Rinse the fabric with clear water before the next use.
Don’t throw away that musty, mildew-stained hammock, awning or patio furniture! Save your hard-earned money and keep all your outdoor surfaces clean and mildew-free with Wet & Forget Outdoor, and use the money you save to beautify your home or plant a super garden.