Asked on Mar 25, 2019

How to fix a moldy canvas drop cloth curtain?

VimarhonorRaymond MurphyNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


I made drop cloth drapes for my gazebo and they immediately turned moldy. I washed and bleached to no avail. Thought maybe dye or paint?? Any suggestions

3 answers
  • Obviously a humid climate. Wash with vinegar to get rid of the mold. You might try scotchguarding them and see if that helps any. If you dye them that would look pretty, but not prevent mold.

  • Raymond Murphy
    Raymond Murphy
    on Mar 25, 2019

    Borax and a vinegar rinse and hang to dry or lay on grass in direct sun. Protect with a wash in waterproof sealer or Thompson’s waterseal. You could also try peroxide and lemon juice and dry in a hot dryer.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Mar 26, 2019

    Hello I used Oxi clean type laundry powder -actually from the dollar store to get the mildew out of my life jackets that were stored in my shed, the humidity can be sneaky! I soaked the jackets in a large tote, the oxi was quite effective.

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