Can mildew stains be removed from fabric?

To remove mildew from upholstery and other fabrics, soak a sponge in a solution of 1/2 cup borax dissolved in 2 cups hot water, and rub it into the affected areas. Let it soak in for several hours until the stain disappears, then rinse well.

How do I get mildew out of clothes?

Method 1 Washing Towels, Clothing, and Linens
  1. Dissolve 2 cups (408 grams) of borax in 2 quarts (2 liters) of warm or hot water.
  2. Add your mildew-stained fabric into the solution and let it soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Gently brush your normal detergent into the fabric.
  4. Wash on the highest setting allowed for your fabric.
  • How do you remove mildew stains from polyester?

    Mix 1/2 cup all-fabric bleach and 1 gallon cool water in a bucket. Place your mildew-stained polyester garment in the bucket of diluted bleach solution. Soak the fabric for 30 minutes to kill the mildew spores and help remove stains.
  • How do I clean mildew off of canvas?

    How to Clean Mold on a Suitcase
    1. Rubbing Alcohol.
    2. Dampen a soft cloth with warm water.
    3. Wipe the surface mold off the suitcase with the cloth.
    4. Mix 1 cup of rubbing alcohol or distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water.
    5. Spray the suitcase with the solution.
    6. Saturate a sponge in the rubbing alcohol-water mixture.
  • How do you get rid of mold on walls?

    How to Clean Mould on Walls in Three Steps
    1. Make a solution of chlorine bleach and water – usually 1 part bleach to 3 parts water – or get hold of a household detergent like Domestos bleach spray with bleach as an active ingredient.
    2. Using a stiff-bristled brush, scrub the blackened area.
    3. Rinse thoroughly and dry.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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