Asked on Jul 15, 2019

How can I get rid of mold on outside cushions?

Fran CastaldiKathy Gunter LawJeremy Hoffpauir


How to get rid of mold on outside cushions?

5 answers
  • Beth
    on Jul 15, 2019

    Is the mold on the outside of your cushion fabric or on cushions that live outside?

    Either way, I've had good luck washing things with some distilled white vinegar to get rid of a moldy smell. If you have actual mold, you might want to hose off the cushions first, if they're outdoor cushions. If they're indoor cushions, remove the casing, assuming that's the only moldy part, and again, hose it down outside. If any of the internal bits are moldy, you might want to replace them entirely, though you can try washing them in the washing machine, too.

  • Nan W.
    on Jul 15, 2019

    Fran: I sprayed mine with a bleach-based spray cleanser. (Luckily they were a light color -- so had no whitening to contend with.)

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir
    on Jul 15, 2019

    This worked well for my outdoor furniture cushions.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jul 15, 2019

    Vinegar will kill mold spores. Once you clean, use wet & forget outdoor to help prevent future issues.

  • Fran Castaldi
    on Jul 15, 2019

    Thank you. I believe the cushions were put away wet. Florida is not kind to anything outdoors. Will look into the wet and forget. I will definitely try the vinegar too.

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