Asked on Mar 26, 2013


Paticia GCaperniusHandyANDY - Handyman & All Repairs, LLC


WE have small spots of mold on our patio furniture pads from the humidity and rain here in Fl- obviously because they are fabric, bleach is out of the question. What can I use Thanks in advance
6 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 26, 2013

    Some powdered laundry detergent and a bucket with a scrub brush. When done set in the sun to fully dry.

  • Paticia G
    on Mar 26, 2013

    thank you

  • if that doesn't work try the variant of MicroBan that is sold at JonDon for fabrics. Try it on the underside first to make sure it doesn't damage the color at all. MicroBan has more of a residual kill effect and we use the product alot here in atlanta for our flood and mold restoration work

  • Paticia G
    on Mar 26, 2013

    thanks I dont have a JonDon here but will look for it around here

  • Capernius
    on Jan 26, 2016

    forget the laundry products, forget the furniture & carpet cleaners. THE BEST way to get rid of mold & mildew, is vinegar. not vinegar and...., just straight vinegar. it will not fade the colors, it will not rot the material like bleach will, & it will cean & disinfect in 1 shot. When using vinegar, just spray on, use a brush to get into the tiny areas your hands & fingers can not reach, spray it down with the garden hose, & if possible, hang in the sun to dry. in cases of REALLY BAD mold & mildew, a 2nd or 3rd application may be needed. Is it safe around children & pets? Yes it is. most animals only need to catch a whiff of it & they stay clear of it. If a child was to ingest it, some kids may get a tummy ache, but most will just spit it out because of the terrible taste. Long term effects on children & pets? to my knowledge, there is none.

  • Paticia G
    on Jan 27, 2016

    Thank you for your response.

Your comment...