Even though Westland® boat covers are made with mildew-resistant Sharkskin® and Sunbrella® marine fabrics, mildew growth is still possible. If dirt becomes embedded into the fabric it can act as a breeding ground for mildew. Regular monthly cleanings are a proactive way to avoid mildew growth and time consuming, vigorous cleanings.
Catching and cleaning mildew and tough stains as quickly as possible is a key component to a long-lasting boat cover. Westland® boat covers will protect your boat more effectively if mildew and tough stains are not there to degrade the integrity of your boat cover fabric.
Deep Cleaning Routine for Boat Covers
Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and one fourth cup mild soap per gallon of clean water.*
Allow mixture to soak into fabric for up to 15 minutes
Blot stain with a sponge or clean towel
Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed
* 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 and materials do not have an adverse reaction to the bleach.
If you're dealing with a difficult stain that isn't responding to deep cleaning, check out our stain removal chart to find out how to clean the stain from your boat cover.