How to Remove Mildew Stains From Curtains

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How to Remove Mildew Stains From Curtains
Your curtains can be affected by mildew. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

When you store fabric items, such as curtains, there is a risk of a development of mildew on the curtains. This is because many items such as this are stored in dark places that might have a lot of moisture and humidity in the air, such as a basement, attic or garage. Curtains that are hanging in kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms are also at a greater risk of developing a mildew problem. If you find mildew on your curtains, take the time to remove it right away or it could spread and damage your curtains.

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Things you need

  • Stiff brush
  • Oxygen bleach
  • Hot water
  • Detergent

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  1. 1

    Bring your curtains outside if possible. Use a stiff brush to remove any surface mildew that you can.

  2. 2

    Add oxygen bleach to hot water in a container that will fit the curtains. You may need to use a utility sink or bathtub.

  3. 3

    Place your curtains in the hot water and let them soak for about 30 minutes.

  4. 4

    Wash your curtains with regular detergent. Wash in the washing machine if possible or hand wash.

  5. 5

    Place your curtains out in the sun to dry. The sunlight can kill any remaining mildew.

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