Even though Westland™ boat covers are made with mildew-resistant Sharkskin™ and Sunbrella® marine fabrics, mildew growth is still possible. Dirt can get embedded into the fabric and is a breeding ground for mildew. Regular monthly cleanings are a proactive way to avoid mildew growth and time consuming, vigorous cleanings. Find out more about how-to clean your cover each month.

Catching mildew and tougher stains as quickly as possible is a key component to a lasting boat cover. Westland™ boat covers will protect your boat more effectively if mildew and tougher stains are not there to interrupt the integrity of your boat cover fabric.

If you know the culprit of your stain find it on our chart.

Tough Cleaning for Harder Stains

  1. Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and one fourth cup mild soap per gallon of clean water.*

  2. cleaning solution

  3. Allow mixture to soak into fabric for up to 15 minutes

  4. clock by the water

  5. Blot stain with a sponge or clean towel.

  6. Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed.

  7. rinse off boat cover

  8. Air dry.

  9. air dry boat cover thumbs up

* Bleach is perfectly safe to clean Westland™ boat covers, but take proper precaution when using this solution. Protect the area around your Westland™ boat cover during treatment, so other surfaces do not have an adverse reaction to the bleach.

Prevent Mildew with Monofoil™ Marine

mildew prevention chemicals

Taking proper precaution with Monofoil™ will help you avoid long cleaning sessions. Monthly maintenance combined with Monofoil™ treatment will help keep your Westland™ boat cover vibrant and effective.

Monofoil™ 101 taught here.