There are many boat owners who assume that cleaning mould and mildew growth off the seats of their vessel is a difficult task. As such, they hire professional cleaners to get the job done. However, little do they know that they can get rid of those greenish brown patches all by themselves, without the help of any expert.
Preventing mildew from forming on boat seats is quite easy, but it does not mean that eliminating them after they have started to grow is difficult. Most boats in Northern Beaches have vinyl marine upholstery on their seats. This implies that some regular household cleaners are enough to remove the mildew spots and stains. Given below is the correct procedure of cleaning mould from boat seats using household cleaners:
Things You Will Need
- Clean water
- Baking soda
- Scrub brush
- White vinegar
- First of all, you will detach the boat seats from their places entirely. In case that is not possible, then dock or anchor your vessel in an area with plenty of sunlight. Once you have done that, fill half of the bucket with water and other half using vinegar. You will be able to get the required amount of vinegar from any grocery or retail store.
- After mixing the water and vinegar, stir the solution for some time to combine the ingredients thoroughly. Next, take one of the seats and rinse it properly using clean water. When that is done, sprinkle it with a significant amount of baking soda. Then, scrub the areas with mildew as well as the entire seat properly using a scrub brush. Doing so would ensure that the whole seat looks neat and tidy once the task is cleaning task is complete.
- Finally, rinse the clean seat with the solution of vinegar and water. The baking soda & vinegar will react with each other and form bubbles. Leave the seat under direct sunlight so that it can dry. Repeat the same thing for the other seats as well and then reinstall them altogether.
Since vinegar contains acetic acid, it kills off the mildew and prevents future mildew growth. Make sure the seats are completely dry before you cover them and install back into their places. Consult with a professional and take suggestions as to what you need to do for preventing mould from growing back again later on.