How to Clean Mildew Stains
Spray Mildew Stain Remover
Donít worry, itís as simple as it sounds. Set the sprayer head to fan setting and start spraying the affected area. Personally, I prefer to use a sweeping motion as I spray the product. This helps you put an even, consistent layer of product across the surface. It will also reduce the amount of product that runs off the surface. Spray a moderate amount of product without oversaturating the surface.
Once you have the product in place, let it work. This dwell time will allow Marine 31 Mildew Stain Remover to penetrate the vinyl and lift the staining.
Scrubbing (If Needed)
Marine 31 Mildew Stain Remover will do most of the work, but many cases will require light scrubbing to fully remove the stain. Weíll use our Speed Master Interior Scrub Brush for this. This brush contains thousands of tiny nylon bristles that will provide the perfect level of agitation.
There is no need to ďput your back into itĒ. A small amount of pressure along with a steady back and forth pattern should be more than enough. If you do have more severe staining, itís better to repeat the entire process rather than over scrubbing.
Wipe away the aftermath
Youíve sprayed and scrubbed, now itís time to revel the fruits of your labor. Use a fresh, clean microfiber towel to wipe away debris and leftover product. This is another moment where I prefer to wipe in one sweeping motion to collect the debris in the towel - donít just wipe it around in circles.
Once youíve collected everything, flip to a clean side and give it one more wipe down to collect anything that was left behind.
Unfortunately, there isnít a way to permanently prevent mildew; however, there are a few ways we can keep it at bay. Using a high-quality vinyl sealant, such as Marine 31 Mildew Stain Guard, is the best recommendation. This product seals the pores of the vinyl to prevent dirt and other contamination from sticking.
Mist Marine 31 Mildew Stain Guard onto a microfiber towel or applicator pad and spread evenly. Here you can use a circular hand motion to massage the product into the surface. Allow 2 minutes for the product to set, and buff away the excess with a clean microfiber towel.