I need something that will remove mildew from vinal seats.

Julie Little
by Julie Little

I drive a school bus. The moisture in the air collects on the seats during the summer. Every year I try to find something to remove the mildew that has formed but nothing works. I've tried straight bleach and other stuff. I need new ideas before school starts on Aug 2nd.

  10 answers
  • Gk Gk on Jul 20, 2018

    I know the article I am sending you is about vinyl boat seats but if this recipe can take the mildew off of boat seats it should work well for school bus seats! And THANKS for being a school bus driver! I was a Sp. Ed para for 25 years--I NEVER could have been a bus driver! Bless you!

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jul 21, 2018

    Heavy Duty Mr. Clean Magic Erasers should take care of this!

  • Katherine Poole Katherine Poole on Jul 22, 2018

    Use a solution of salt and water, soak and repeat. Proven on life jacket with similar mildew stains. May need to repeat several times. Eco friendly as well. I clean up with vinegar and waters solution.

  • Vicki Cunningham Vicki Cunningham on Jul 22, 2018

    Clorox. I would start off mixing it 1/2 water and 1/2 Clorox. Add more Clorox if needed.

    • Julie Little Julie Little on Jul 24, 2018

      last year I used straight bleach all it did was clean the mildew lol didnt remove it

      Thank you though

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 24, 2018

    I cleaned up all the vinyl in a boat that had been sitting on the back lot at a boat dealership for a few years. I used a Mr. Clean heavy duty magic eraser and a cheap orange oxi clean multipurpose cleaner that I found at Home Depot for a couple of bucks a quart. It worked fast, the vinyl looked like new. If you are afraid of it coming back real soon, give the seats a squirt and let it dry on its own. It will not only disinfect, but it will kill the mildew spores. Thank you for your service to see all the kids safely to and from school. Not a job everyone can do day after day! You are special to do the work you do every day, Julie!

  • Vicki Cunningham Vicki Cunningham on Jul 25, 2018

    Wow, I use it and don't have that problem. Sorry!

  • Richard Kennedy Richard Kennedy on Sep 10, 2018

    Use peroxide full strenth on a rag to wipe all surfaces. It kills the mildew spores.

  • Urleel Urleel on Sep 12, 2018

    Have you found a way to clear mildew?

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