What puts the “ew” in mildew? Found on warm and damp surfaces, mildew is a thin layer of black or gray growth. It can be hard to see with the naked eye, but the smell is undeniable. Don’t let this moldy monster – or the stains that come with it – scare you. This, too, can be cleaned!
Work the stain: Work the solution into the fabric using your finger or our Stain Brush. If any mildew or discoloration is left behind, try the Wash & Stain Bar. Create a lather using the soap and gently work it into the material.
Pour water on the stain: For added cleaning power, pour boiling water from a kettle onto the affected area. (Pour from a safe height so the water won’t splash on you.) The force of the pouring water helps to do the work. You can also use hot water from a faucet set to its highest water pressure output.
Soak up to 30 minutes: Soak the item in a basin filled with hot water and 1 capful of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative.
Reapply or repeat as needed: If the stain is not completely gone, repeat this process until satisfied.
Remove odors: Mildew and odor often go hand in hand. Soak the item in a basin of hot water mixed with ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar..
Launder the item: Wash according to our instructions.
Our recommended stain and odor removal methods are solely intended for use with The Laundress products. Our products are safe for colors, darks, and whites. We cannot guarantee the safety or success of products from other brands.
We don’t recommend using chlorine bleach on stains or odors, ever.
Remove all stains before putting items in the dryer.
Do not iron stained items.