Re: Removing mildew from tents.
Susan Ganther (susan@EMAIL.UNC.EDU)
Fri, 2 Aug 1996 19:03:07 -0400
Prolonged sun exposure will destroy tent fabric.
Most tents wear out not from contact with the ground, but from sun
exposure weakening the fibers. Bleach will also destroy mildew. Dilute it
50/50 with water and spray it on. Leave it for an hour or so, then gently
wash it off with plain water. Do not leave the bleach on too long or fail
to wash it off thoroughly since bleach will also weaken the fibers, but
acts more quickly on the mildew, so the exposure can be relatively brief.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City