How to Remove Mold From Camper Canvas

How to Remove Mold From Camper Canvas
If you own a camper and its top is made of canvas, you'll want to clean it regularly for mold and mildew. This is especially true if the camper is housed outside in an unprotected area where it can get wet. If you live in a humid environment, you'll be especially prone to the development of mold on the camper canvas. But with a little scrubbing, you should be able to get rid of the mold in no time.


Difficulty: Moderate

Tips for Cleaning Mold from Camper Canvas

Things You’ll Need:
  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Scrub Brush
  • Spray Bottle
  • Tarp
Step 1
Fill a bucket with regular household bleach and water. You will need to use a ratio of 50/50 to get the canvas clean and kill the mold, especially if it's bad. The bleach will not only kill the mold but will also eliminate any moldy odors on the canvas.
Step 2
Use your scrub brush and apply the bleach solution to the areas of the canvas that are affected. If the area is really moldy, you might want to spray the bleach solution onto the canvas directly and allow it to sit for fifteen minutes. This will give the bleach time to work its magic and kill the mold.
Step 3
Scrub the area with your brush after the bleach solution has soaked. You may need to apply more as you work over the mold. Be careful not to scrub so hard that you rip into the canvas itself. Note, there may be a stain left no matter how hard you scrub if the mold has been on the canvas awhile.
Step 4
Rinse the canvas off well with water. You'll want to completely remove any bleach that may be left, because it is a harsh chemical; and you don't want it eating away at your canvas, which it will do if left on.
Step 5
Allow your camper's canvas to completely dry. If you can move the camper to a sunny location, that will work the best. Cover the camper with a large tarp, if you have one. This will keep the canvas from getting wet and will prevent more mold from forming on it.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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