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!

Apply product: Apply Stain Solution directly to the affected area.

Work the stain: Work the solution into the fabric using your finger. 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 yarns. Make sure to use cool to warm water.

Pour water on the stain: For added cleaning power, put the affected area under the faucet and let the pressure of the cool to warm water help work the stain.

Reapply or repeat as needed: If the stain is not completely gone, repeat this process until satisfied.

Soak up to 30 minutes: Soak the item in a basin filled with water. To remove odors, add ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar. to the basin.

Launder the item: Wash according to our instructions.

Caution/Disclaimer

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.