How to Kill Mold on a Tent Without Using Bleach

Written by racheal ambrose
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Kill Mold on a Tent Without Using Bleach
Tents must be cleaned before use. (tent on the forest image by Galyna Andrushko from Fotolia.com)

Tents grow mould if left wet and in a dark, cool place. Vinegar and tea tree oil are natural products that do not produce harmful fumes, unlike bleach, which can also damage the fabric fibres of the tent. Since mould can be toxic, causing illness or inflaming allergies in some people, it is best to remove the mould before sleeping or using the tent. Both vinegar and tea tree oil give off a smell, but it disappears as it dries.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Empty spray bottle
  • Vinegar
  • Tea tree oil
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sponge or scrub brush

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Fill a spray bottle with vinegar. Screw the lid on tightly.

    Alternatively, pour 6 tsp of tea tree oil into a spray bottle. Add 6 cups of water. Adjust the measurements based on the size of container you are using. Screw the lid on and shake well.

  2. 2

    Set up the tent. The mould is easier to clean on a spread out surface.

  3. 3

    Put on rubber gloves to protect your hands from the mould.

  4. 4

    Spray the vinegar on the mould.

  5. 5

    Wipe off the mould with the sponge or scrub off with the scrub brush.

Tips and warnings

  • Shake the tea tree oil mix each time before you use it. The oil and water separates.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.