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Old 10-03-2016, 04:26 PM   #1
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Black mold on the awning

Noticed some black mold growing on my awning.
Any suggestions on how to kill it without destroying the awning material?
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:55 PM   #2
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Bleach and water.

I make up a warm water bleach mix of about an oz bleach to 1 gal water.

I have a pump up garden sprayer I use to soak down the white underside of the awning. After its totally wet I'll roll it up and let it soak for 20 minutes or more.

Then I'll unroll it and with a car wash brush, brush down the underside, a good rinse and it's bright white again.
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A mix of bleach (1 cup), laundry soap (1 cup), water (1 gallon), and plenty of elbow grease (two sore arms).
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A mix of bleach (1 cup), laundry soap (1 cup), water (1 gallon), and plenty of elbow grease (two sore arms).
That is a lot of bleach and laundry soap in just one gallon of water.
The elbow grease must come in at trying to rinse off that much soap and bleach.
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Bleach and water.

I make up a warm water bleach mix of about an oz bleach to 1 gal water.

I rhave a pump up garden sprayer I use to soak down the white underside of the awning. After its totally wet I'll roll it up and let it soak for 20 minutes or more.

Then I'll unroll it and with a car wash brush, brush down the underside, a good rinse and it's bright white again.
Adding some Dawn dish detergent really helps. Usually eliminates the brush.
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So black mold is usually pretty toxic and bad for your health... also its usually not found on an awning. You likely have mildew, and most mildew cleaners will work.
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Mold

Do not use bleach. One it is toxic and secondly "could" damage the awning material and or hardware.

Was in the mold remediation business for 20 years.

Go to super market and get yourself a box of Borax laundry soap. Borax contains Borate which kills mold. Make up a sudsy solution, apply it whatever way is easiest for you, scrub the awning with a soft/medium bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly.

Non toxic and won't damage the awning or hardware.
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I make up a warm water bleach mix of about an oz bleach to 1 gal water.
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Do not use bleach. One it is toxic and secondly "could" damage the awning material and or hardware.
I love it... lol.
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So black mold is usually pretty toxic and bad for your health... also its usually not found on an awning. You likely have mildew, and most mildew cleaners will work.
Great ideas everyone, Thanks!
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I use Clorox with bleach. Have for years on my old pop-up and have never had a problem and it does a great job. jmo
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