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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 9th Apr 18, 10:11 AM
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    Mildew on cushions
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    • 9th Apr 18, 10:11 AM
    Mildew on cushions 9th Apr 18 at 10:11 AM
    Our conservatory furniture cushions have got mildew / mould on them - due to dampness
    They do not have removable covers - so cannot be washed
    What can we do to get rid of the mildew ?
    ie) Is there any spray (cat safe / not to smelly)
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 9th Apr 18, 12:11 PM
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    Wait for a really warm, sunny day, thoroughly surface wash with a weakened bleach solution then leave out to dry.

    Look into what's caused the problem so you don't have the same next winter. We have upholstered furniture in our conservatory and it doesn't get damp. What is the water source that's creating damp in yours?
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 9th Apr 18, 7:48 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 7:48 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 7:48 PM
    Wait for a really warm, sunny day, thoroughly surface wash with a weakened bleach solution then leave out to dry.

    Look into what's caused the problem so you don't have the same next winter. We have upholstered furniture in our conservatory and it doesn't get damp. What is the water source that's creating damp in yours?
    Originally posted by Aylesbury Duck
    I think that it is just damp air / condensation
    The conservatory is unheated but there are no water leaks
    I am concerned that bleach will rot the fabric ?
    • missile
    • By missile 9th Apr 18, 8:22 PM
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    I would suggest you improve the ventilation and/or remove fabric items when conservatory is too cold to use.
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 10th Apr 18, 11:30 AM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 11:30 AM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 11:30 AM
    I think that it is just damp air / condensation
    The conservatory is unheated but there are no water leaks
    I am concerned that bleach will rot the fabric ?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    But there must be moisture getting in somewhere? It would be sensible to do as missile suggests and remove things if you can, but also can you put a frost-setting heater in there just to keep the temperature up a bit?

    Bleach won't rot the fabric, especially if it's a watered down solution. It will, er, bleach the colour if it's coloured though.
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