How to Remove Mold From a Tablecloth


Mold is a fungus that thrives in dark, damp conditions, so if a tablecloth has been stored in a humid basement or left outdoors for a day or two in the rain, chances are the foul-smelling spores will start growing on the fabric. Removing mold from a tablecloth requires sunlight, non-bleach stain removers, elbow grease and patience. Household items will help you get rid of the mold so you can use the tablecloth.

Things You'll Need

  • Hydrogen peroxide 3 percent solution
  • Large plastic tub
  • Water
  • Handsoap
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Wipe off as much mold as possible with a paper towel.

  • Unfold the tablecloth and hang it in the sun for at least a day to kill and dry out the mold.

  • Soak the affected area in hydrogen peroxide overnight. This is a non-bleach stain remover that will not fade tablecloth fabric. Use a large plastic tub to soak the material.

  • Rinse the tablecloth in cold water under a sink to remove the peroxide.

  • Hand wash delicate fabrics with hand soap in the sink or clean launder-safe tablecloths in the washing machine with regular detergent.

  • Air dry or run the tablecloth through a clothes dryer. The stain and smell of mold should be gone.

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