One of the most common problems with boat canopies and covers is the mould that grows while we are away from our boats.
myboat.com.au has spoken to several canopy manufacturers and repairers who all agree that the use of Clove Oil is the best remedy to kill, control and remove mould from fabric.
Most advised to keep away from chlorine bleach to clean mould as it only ‘bleaches’ the colour out and does not kill the mould.
Mix 1/4 teaspoon of clove oil per 1 litre of water, spray on, leave 20 minutes and wipe off, then spray on again and leave to dry.
To help keep mould growth to a minimum and under control; simply continue the above treatment every 3~4 months.
NOTE: Wear protective eye wear! Make sure when spraying overhead it doesn’t fall into your eyes.