Cleaning mildew from a shower curtain

What's the best way to get mildew off a fabric shower curtain? It's only suitable for washing at 30 degrees and that hasn't removed it.

Asked by Adam on 6th Oct 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Spray with mould remover and and some bleach and soda to Washing ."
Answered on 6th Oct 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"Please use HG mould removal spray, spray a good amount and leave it should remove it totally, if not please throw away and purchase a new one."
Answered on 16th Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Use a hard bristle brush and scrub it, then add stain remover to effected areas and mashine wash."
Answered on 6th Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"A good expensive mould spray will do the job,
Spray and leave it for 20min then wipe off."
Answered on 6th Jun 2024 - Member since Mar 2024 - report
"Buy a new one will safe you time from looking for a chemical to take it off."
Answered on 6th Oct 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"Spray with mould remover leave to soak, then soak in a bucket of cold water with a scoop of vanish for about 40mins , lightly scrub. Then put in washing machine on a cold wash with washing powder and another scoop of vanish in the drum."
Answered on 26th Mar 2024 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
"You can try soaking the fabric shower curtain in a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar for about an hour before washing it at thirty degrees. Vinegar's acidity helps kill mildew. If that doesn't work, consider using a mildew-specific cleaner compatible with the fabric and temperature."
Answered on 2nd May 2024 - Member since Mar 2024 - report
"I would recommend mould remover spray can be purchased in most shops ie Tesco Asda extra apart on leave to soak re wash"
Answered on 29th Mar 2024 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Soak the curtain in warm water with a little bleach added for around twenty minutes & then pop it in the washing machine"
Answered on 16th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"1. Pre-Treatment: Before washing, spot treat the mildew stains with a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water. Apply the solution to the affected areas and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes to help loosen the mildew.
2. Wash with Baking Soda: Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the washing machine along with your regular detergent. Baking soda is a natural deodorizer and can help lift mildew stains from fabric. Wash the shower curtain according to the manufacturer’s instructions, using the gentle cycle and cold water.
3. Vinegar Rinse: After the wash cycle is complete, add 1 cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle. Vinegar helps to kill mold and mildew spores and removes any lingering odors.
4. Sun Dry: Hang the shower curtain outdoors in direct sunlight to dry. Sunlight has natural disinfecting properties and can help further eliminate mildew stains and odors.
5. Repeat if Necessary: If the mildew stains persist after the first wash, repeat the treatment process until the stains are completely removed."
Answered on 19th Apr 2024 - Member since Apr 2024 - report
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