How do you remove mold spots from outdoor furniture cushions?

Our cushions from our outdoor rattan furniture set was put into winter storage and must have been slightly damp. Because of this there are now small black spots ( i assume this is the start of mold or mildew) on some of the cushions. How do I remove these spots and stains without ruining the cushion covers. The cushion material is cotton canvas. Thanks for your help
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  • Tauni Tauni on May 16, 2017
    Howdy!! Mix up a bucket of ivory soap and hot water and about a cup of rubbing alcohol ... you can scrub brush them ... I always try to go with grain of the material ... let them dry in the sun ... sunshine will also kill mold ... good luck! :)
  • Caseyem11 Caseyem11 on May 16, 2017
    I would use a mild bleach solution on the stains, then wash with a general cleaner like dawn.
  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on May 16, 2017
    Also, if you get them in tip top shape but have to store them again, these little gems from the dollar tree will absorb moisture and you just toss them when the crystals turn to water.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 16, 2017
    Caution I would not recommend bleach as it may pull the color out of the fabric. I would instead use a mild laundry soap and water and scrub with a brush.
  • David David on May 16, 2017
    A mild bleach solution and laundry detergent should do the job. Let it soak a few hours, brush lightly with a laundry brush to remove tough mildew.
  • Faye N Faye N on May 16, 2017
    my favorite is Clorox Clean Up spray. Let it sit for a little while then use a garden hose or wipe with a wet cloth.
  • Loretta Loretta on May 16, 2017
    i would spray with mold and mildew remover ( like you use in the bathroom)
  • Sue Lilly Sue Lilly on May 16, 2017
    Bicarbonate soda
  • Sue Lilly Sue Lilly on May 16, 2017
    And hot soapy water
  • Fein1 Fein1 on May 17, 2017
    Thanks to everyone for the advice and help, much appreciated. Will get to work presently and put your suggestions to the test. Appreciation to all respondents!
  • Janet Steffes Janet Steffes on May 17, 2017
    wet and forget you can get it on Home
  • Shari Shari on May 17, 2017
    Another vote here for Wet & Forget.

    We use it on our patio cushions, outdoor wicker, concrete, brick, vinyl siding etc. (Although you don't have to, we powerwash the outdoor wicker, concrete, brick and vinyl siding first and then apply the Wet & Forget to keep the mold/mildew away. Works for about 1 year.)

    There is no bleach in it so it is completely color safe for fabrics.