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Since I've been in the boat in alot of humid and rainy weather it has started showing black mold on the interior walls. They don't have a removable liners. It's more like textured plastic coating.

How bad is this for me to live with and how quick do I need I take care of it. It's been raining for three days and its gotten worse. It had tiny spots web I bought the boat and now they are bigger. Do I need to take care of this immediately or can I wait a couple days for a dry sunny day and give things a proper cleaning and drying out.

I was reading about home remedies but what looks best o me is either a pre mixed bathroom cleaner or west marines' star brite mildew stain remover. I have to live in this for the summer so I don't want to use anything to toxic and end up getting sick.

I've got lives and little paper masks to wear so I dont breathe in mold.
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Re: Mildew

If its hard plastic, a simple wipe with vinegar or clorox will remove the surface mold, otherwise we like MDR Amazon's Amazing Mildew Stain Away (non chlorine) to get the stain out. Then get tea tree oil ($6-$10 for a 1-ounce bottle at your local health food store) and mix 1 tsp to a cup of water in a spray bottle. Thoroughly mist all surfaces and the mold should not come back for several months; when you notice it starting, wipe down then re-treat.
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Re: Mildew

http://www.practical-sailor.com/news...ERE-MILDEW.pdf

For non-bleach I like MDR Amazon's Amazing Mildew Stain Away.

With bleach - Fantastic Kitchen and Bath cleaner. I have not tried the Kleen Strip but I think I'll give it a go next time.
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A 50/50 mix of vinegar and water will take care of most cleaning needs and kill most mold. Add a little lemon oil or lemon extract in a pinch to add a fresh scent.
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Re: Mildew

i doubt that the mold is toxic. Man's been living in dirt huts for thousands of years. and still do.
It's odd how the mold craze has taken off in the last 20 years. I have never met someone that has gotten sick from mold... Have you?
I use fantastic as well.
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I never have no. I see your point.
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Some folks get severely congested in the presence of mold/mildew. Not a trivial matter for them. And, yes, I know someone very well who is affected in this manner.
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Re: Mildew

Magic Erasers work great for removing it, then give it a wipe with one of the suggestions above.
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Re: Mildew

I love magic erasers. I user four to clean my entire deck.

I just finished with star brite. Worked very well. I I don't die from the fumes tonight ill let ou know but it took the mildew right off! Really it didn't smell bad. It's just awkward cleaning the v berth.
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Anyone use Kanberra Gel? I am going to try that this weekend
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