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I have some cushions (v-berth) that have grey spots on them noticed when washing the covers. Is this mildew, and is there a viable treatment?
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How about chlorine bleach?
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I''ve heard and used diluted chlorox with some success on hard surfaces. I''ve also heard that apple cider vinegar helps keep mildew from returning. I am wondering if anyone has experience with foam....
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I had good success with using Cascade (or any automatic dishwashing detergent) and washing cushions in hot water in the bathtub. You can add a little bleach if you want to but you''ll be getting some of that chlorine smell. The detergent gets the mold out and leaves a fresh smell.

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I had good success with using Cascade (or any automatic dishwashing detergent) and washing cushions in hot water in the bathtub. You can add a little bleach if you want to but you''ll be getting some of that chlorine smell. The detergent gets the mold out and leaves a fresh smell.

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Both white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide should kill the mildew. Also, there is a company located in New Haven, CT that advertises in Soundings that has techniques to clean cushions.
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