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.
Method 1 Washing Towels, Clothing, and Linens
- Dissolve 2 cups (408 grams) of borax in 2 quarts (2 liters) of warm or hot water.
- Add your mildew-stained fabric into the solution and let it soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Gently brush your normal detergent into the fabric.
- Wash on the highest setting allowed for your fabric.
- 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 to Clean Mold on a Suitcase
- Rubbing Alcohol.
- Dampen a soft cloth with warm water.
- Wipe the surface mold off the suitcase with the cloth.
- Mix 1 cup of rubbing alcohol or distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water.
- Spray the suitcase with the solution.
- Saturate a sponge in the rubbing alcohol-water mixture.
- How to Clean Mould on Walls in Three Steps
- 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.
- Using a stiff-bristled brush, scrub the blackened area.
- Rinse thoroughly and dry.
Updated: 2nd October 2019