Getting mildew off curtains

This was shared by Lorraine. Soak curtains with mildew on them in a bucket of water in which you have dissolved 1 kg of salt (not iodised). Soak overnight and then hang on the clothes line in the sun (do not rinse). The salt will dry and crystallise then you can brush off and the mould will come with it.

 

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  1. I have thermal backed curtains that have panels of black mildrew spores. Would you recommend the Soak in salt and hang out to dry method, or …?

    Many thanks.

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  2. Hello, I have detachable blockout linings attached to my curtains.
    Could these also go through “soak in salt” process?
    Thank you!!

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  3. Help. Our curtains were new last winter and now they have mildew growing. It’s mid winter so we aren’t going to get a dry sunny day for a while. Also curtains are 2 story so I don’t have a bucket big enough or a bath. Is there anything I can spray on them, or should I wait til summer?

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      Try this clove spray recipe:Add about 3ml of clove oil to a 1 litre spray bottle of water and spray all over the mould. Leave for a day and then scrub off. You can then make up a spray of 20 drops each of lavender, lemon and tea-tree oil and spray that on to prevent the mould growing back.

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