How to Remove Mould from Net Curtains
Mould can give net curtains a tired, grubby look, as well as a dank smell owing to the presence of potentially harmful spores. The good news is that this very common cleaning dilemma can easily be addressed with a tactical approach and a little perseverance.
NB: As some curtains may be dry clean only, be sure to check the care label prior to trying any of these home washing remedies. Follow any safety directions and application instructions on product labels for the best results. You can find out more about washing net curtains here.
- Apply a shop-bought stain pre-treatment solution to the affected areas. Alternatively, mix one part bleach with four parts water in a spray bottle, and spritz the affected areas from a distance of 15-20 cm to avoid whitening the fabric.
- Machine wash on a low temperature (less than 40 degrees) to avoid shrinkage – add half a cup of baking soda to the wash to banish unpleasant odours, and use a high quality fabric conditioner.
- Hang the curtains outside if possible, or full length in the shower to let the fabric air (using the dryer may result in shrinkage).
BATHROOM TIP: Nothing ruins an invigorating shower like worrying about damp or mould. Keep a good disinfectant bathroom spray around to tackle problems on the spot – something like Domestos’ multi-usage bleach spray is ideal.