how do you get mold out of fabric?

User - posted on 07/19/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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need to get mold out of baby stuff thats been packed away

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Sandra - posted on 07/19/2009

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Oh,I forgot try washing with a solution of vinegar and baking soda. It a lot easier on the fabric. Brushing it off.

Sandra - posted on 07/19/2009

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Hi Kristal

I have a hand quilted cotton baby blanket that has a white background with primary colored figures on it. It was full of old, set, mildew stains which I had tried everything to remove then washed and dried the blanket in the dryer. The stains were set, and made unusable this favorite baby blanket I had wanted to make into a remembrance gift for my son. With nothing to lose, If their is lots mold that you can see on it take it out side and brush it off first before spraying you don't want the mold vapors in the home. I sprayed X-14 Mildew Stain Remover with Bleach on the stains and they disappeared without affecting the color.

I hope it works for you

Sandra

SUSAN - posted on 07/19/2009

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the only thing that works is bleach! if it is light colors, the bleach wont fade it much. I usually would fill the sink with hot water, add about 1 cup bleach, and soak the clothes for a while. It will lighten the clothes, but not drastically. It usually doesn't harm the colors at all. (don't use on dark colors though). then, after that, i wash the clothes in the machine, usually twice to make sure the bleach is washed out good. Hope this helps!!

Susan - posted on 07/02/2014

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Iv just brought a jumperoo for my 5 month old n noticed its got black spots on it. Im not sure weather its mould but how can I remove it just to be sure

Vicki - posted on 07/20/2009

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A color safe, environmentally safe alternative is to soak it in Borax dissolved in hot water. You can find a box of it in the laudry aisle at the grocery store for about $2. :)

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Toni - posted on 07/19/2009

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Yea, I agree, the only thing that has worked in the past is bleach....But beware, if you use too much bleach or soak for too long it can eat away at the fabric...I soaked a pair of socks once and when I went to put them on, I was able to pull them all the way to my knees (toes gave way)...lol So, lesson was learned.

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