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    Default HELP - cleaning mildew stains?

    I have some cushion covers I have managed to save from the dump - these will fit a couch I have.

    they are a brushed cream coloured denim type material, there is some mildew type staining .. Anyone know how to get rid of the black specks?

    Ria

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    Ria... those black specks could be signs of bed bug infestation! Especially if they are around the seams, in the piping or where the cushions rested against each other, & are individual small black dots, but crowded together.


    There's a picture on this webpage ( http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/entfac ... /ef636.htm ) of the type of stains they leave behind. If I were you, I would get rid of those cushions as soon as possible!


    I'm fighting bed bugs currently, & I can tell you that it is absolutely the worst type of infestation you can imagine!


    dee

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    Re: Budget101.com : HELP - cleaning mildew stains?


    this is definately mold - the cushions had been damp before I rescued them .. they are a good quality material IE: something that will hold up to animals and kids .. so thats why its worth the trouble to clean them

    Ria

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    Ria, if you can't get the stains out, could you dye the covers a dark color to cover the stains once the covers are cleaned? It seems a shame to toss them if you can't get the stain out....

    Lisa G.

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    I would try Pine Sol that's what our plumber told us would kill mold. Then I'd leave it out in the sunshine for a few days.

    Wendy

 

 

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