How to Treat Mildew on Fabric?

Answer Mildew is a growth caused by microscopic mold spores. It thrives in damp places with poor air circulation, including clothing not stored properly. Mildew has an musty smell and will discolor fabric... Read More »

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How to Remove Mildew from Fabric?

Mildew enjoys growing on fabric as much as in other parts of your home. If you have mildew stains on clothing, fabric, or upholstery, you will be able to remove them using borax, as outlined below.

How do I get mildew stains out of fabric?

Take the item outside to brush all of the mildew off, so you don't spread mold spores indoors. If the item is not machine washable, take it to a dry cleaner and be sure to point out any stains to t... Read More »

How do i remove mildew from fabric?

BrushBrush off any noticeable mildew using a stiff brush or broom. The University of Missouri Extension website recommends doing this outdoors, if possible, to avoid spreading mold spores. If this ... Read More »

How do I get mold or mildew out of fabric?

Lay the affected clothes outside in direct sunlight.Soak the fabric in a large bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.Wash the fabric in a washing machine with detergent, and let the fabric air-dry outs... Read More »