How to Remove Mildew from Curtains
Although mould and mildew are both types of fungi, there are subtle differences between the two, necessitating a change in approach. First, scrub the curtains with a tough bristled brush to remove stubborn mildew spots. Next, machine wash as detailed above – or check out this article on curtain cleaning methods and products.
As mould and mildew in the home are usually caused by excessive dampness, there are some preventative measures you can take to protect your curtains:
Use a dehumidifier periodically to remove excess humidity from the house. For a more wallet-friendly solution, try hanging a specially formulated drying agent such as a silica gel near the curtains.
Make sure the house is well ventilated: leave windows open from time to time to give fresh air a chance to circulate. This will help stop the build-up of moisture that attracts mould and mildew.
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