How to Clean Mildew Stains on Your Vinyl Boat Seats

In our Going, Going, Gone! series, we're talking all things Gone! Our simple mold and mildew stain remover has so many practical uses, so we thought, “Hey, maybe we should highlight a few.” This week, we’ll teach you how to use Gone! to remove mildew from the vinyl seats on your boat. Hopefully this steers you in the right direction.


Your boat is your prized possession. Your pride and joy. Your home away from home. When you're steering your boat on a hot summer day, looking out at the water, and letting the wind blow through your hair, you don't have a care in the world. 

What’s not nearly as relaxing, though, is cleaning your boat. After spending hours on the water, you might not have the energy to pick up after your crew or wipe down your vinyl seats. So, the water left in your boat is going to turn into mildew—fast.

That green stuff grows quickly, sometimes as fast as overnight.

Mildew grows in damp, humid climates. Boaters in the South have to deal with mildew on a daily basis—and not just on their boat. Mildew grows easily on vinyl siding and wood fencing. 

On top of it all, mildew smells gross, too. No one's going to want to sit down if your boat seats are covered in smelly, green mildew. 

So how do you clean mildew fast? Try using Gone!

Our instant mold and mildew remover is easy to use; you don’t need to buy a fancy scrubber or block off an entire afternoon to get rid of the mildew stains on your seats. This stuff makes it easy. 

Here’s what you need to do to clean the mildew off your boat seats.
  1. Grab some Gone! You can order our mildew stain remover here.
  2. Find some cleaning gloves for your personal protection. Fill up a small spray bottle with water, too.
  3. Shake Gone! before using. Then open the container and screw on the easy trigger sprayer.
  4. Spray the affected area on your vinyl seats and watch the mildew lift from the surface.
  5. Wait a few minutes, then spray your seats with water to rinse the product away.

Your seats should look as good as new! Gone! is a quick and simple solution for that gross green stuff on your seats. Any leftover stains can be addressed with one of our Ultimate Erasers. Did this tip work for you? Have any other suggestions? Let us know.