Remove mold stains from textiles

Moldy patches not only look unsightly, they are also harmful to health and damage the fibers of textiles. In addition, they are extremely difficult to remove. But with the right treatment there are good chances for clean, mildew-free laundry!

These home remedies help against mold stains on textiles

  • Vinegar or vinegar essence
  • Citric acid (in the form of juice or pure)
  • Chlorinated bleaching or cleaning agents

When cleaning textiles with mildew stains, not only must the stains be removed, but above all, the poisonous spores must be killed. Both acid and chlorine kill mold. Normal detergents or stain removers are not enough here.

Remove mold stains from textiles step by step

1. Make safety precautions

Mold spores are poisonous. In stain removal they dissolve and may fly through the air or float in the water. Therefore, you should protect yourself sufficiently: For the treatment of mold stains necessarily wear a surgical mask and rubber gloves. Even your eyes can protect you, if possible.

It's best to clean your moldy fabrics outdoors or in a well-ventilated room.

2. Pretreatment

Moldy stains are very stubborn and can therefore best be treated with higher concentrated acid. So add lemon juice or vinegar or vinegar essence (has an even higher acidity) to the stains and let the acid work for 15 minutes.

Acid may attack sensitive fibers or even the textile dye. Silk or wool should never be treated with lemon juice or vinegar - here you have to resort to special products.

If in doubt, try out a hem to see if the acid attacks the color of your textiles.

3. Let it soak

Rinse the fabrics under warm, running water.

Then place them in a warm water bath where you dissolve several tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar essence. Let them rest there for several hours.

4. From the washing machine

Then put your moldy textiles in the washing machine and wash as hot as possible. If it is white textiles, put some chlorinated bleach or detergent in the washing machine.

5. Dry

Dry the fabrics well, preferably in the sun or on the heater to prevent the formation of new mold. Make sure that your closet is sufficiently ventilated and also remove any residues of mold here - otherwise your clothes will soon mold again!

Remove mold stains from the showering process

Especially in the bathroom mold quickly forms: It is always humid and warm when you take a shower or a bath. Therefore, should always be well ventilated after bathing!
You can treat mold stains on the shower curtain either with a commercial mold ex from the drugstore or you can remove the stains and spores with vinegar or citric acid. You can remove the shower curtain for stain treatment or just let it hang. Put lemon juice, vinegar or vinegar essence in the purest place and distribute the acid well. Briefly apply the product and then cleanse the area with a rag or sponge and rinse the mold residues with water that is as hot as possible.
When cleaning, wear a mask and gloves to protect yourself from the poisonous spores!

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