How to remove mildew stains from outdoor cushions

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When the weather starts to get warmer, you begin thinking about setting up the patio and getting the patio furniture looking its best. And one of the first things you usually need to do is to clean those cushions that go with the outdoor furniture. If you bring the cushions in the house for the winter, you probably don't have to worry about this house cleaning tip and step. But it seems that many people leave their patio cushions out. And if you are one of those people who do this, those once outdoor cushions may have become a lovely shade of mildew green. But there is no need to fret because there are ways on how to remove mold and get your cushions looking new again. Using these house cleaning tips and tricks on how to remove mold, are good ways to save you a lot of money. New cushions for your patio furniture can cost a lot, sometimes between $40 to $50, so you'll want to know how to get them clean again. You'll find the full tutorial on how to remove mold on the on the Love of Family and Home site.

First step, you want to thoroughly hose down your patio cushions. The next step on how to remove mold is with some bleach. You want to take a water bottle and fill it about 3/4 of the way full of bleach and fill it the rest of the way with some water. With this house cleaning tips and DIY idea, you can easily remove mildew stains from outdoor cushions. You then spray the outdoor patio cushions down thoroughly with the bleach solution. You want to e sure and heavily saturate the areas where the mildew stains are. Then you can let the cushions sit for about 10 minutes with the bleach solution on them. After 10 minutes have passed, you can take the hose to the outdoor cushions and rinse them out. The outdoor cushions are sure to start looking a lot better. Then take a bar of Fels Naptha and rub it all over the cushions. You could use a brush for this house cleaning tip; it depends on how dirty the cushions are. Just take the bar and cover every inch of the outdoor patio cushion with it. Then, once again, you can take the hose and rinse the soap out. You'll want to take a look at the before, and after photos for these this house cleaning tip on how to remove mold from outdoor patio cushions, you are sure to be impressed. All it takes is a little patience and your outdoor cushions will look like new again.

If you don't like the idea of using bleach on your outdoor patio furniture, you can also try natural cleaners. You might try a natural mixture using Borax. Borax is a useful natural cleaner if your patio furniture contains fabrics such as seat cushions or fabric umbrellas. You can create the natural cleaner solution by mixing 1/4 cup borax into about a cup of hot water, repeating the measurements until you have as much natural cleaner solution as you think you will need to do the job. Dip a sponge or a soft cloth into the mixture and use it to help scrub out mildew spots and how to remove mold. Be sure to use enough of the liquid that it can soak for a few hours to thoroughly do the job. Then rinse with cool, clean water.

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