How to Remove Mildew from a Mailbox Post

Mildew grows on surfaces that are consistently damp or in warm, humid climates. The mailbox post in your yard is exposed to inclement weather and, as it gets dirty, becomes a prime location for mildew to grow. It's important to remove the mildew spores early so they don't spread to the inside of your mailbox. While regular cleaning and maintenance prevents mildew development you can remove the stains and accompanying odor with supplies found around the home.

Keep your mailbox and post clean to prevent mildew development.

Step 1

Brush mildew spores off the mailbox post using a utility broom. Start at the top of the post and brush downward to remove the mildew.

Protect your hands by wearing rubber gloves.

Wear rubber gloves and fill a bucket with 1 gallon warm water. Mix in four capfuls of disinfectant cleaner to make a mildew-killing solution.

Step 3

Dip a scrub brush in the disinfectant solution and scrub your mailbox post. Rinse the scrub brush frequently, with plain water from the hose, then continue to wash off the post.

The garden hose conveniently helps remove mildew from the mailbox post.

Rinse the mailbox post off with your garden hose. Wash away the disinfectant cleaner along with mildew stains. Let the post air dry completely.

Mary Ylisela

Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.