How to Use OxiClean to Kill Mold in Clothes


Sometimes clothes with mold problems have an unpleasant odor, while other times the molded spot will present itself with a black spore-filled stain. It can be a challenge to find a mold-killing solution that actually works on clothing without damaging the fabric. It's also common for someone to launder a garment and then notice the unpleasant odor when it's exposed to body heat. Treating the mold-stained area with OxiClean and laundering will kill most mold in clothes.

Things You'll Need

  • OxiClean Stain Fighter Triple Power Liquid
  • Laundry soap
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer

Measure a full cap of OxiClean Stain Fighter Triple Power Liquid. If the mold has created a visible stain, pour a small part of the OxiClean directly on the stain. Gently rub the stain fighter into the stain. Let it sit on the fabric to soak into the garment for between 5 and 10 minutes.

According to, you should pour the remaining OxiClean directly into the washer--along with the laundry detergent--as the washer fills. Put the garment into the washing machine and launder as you normally would.

Inspect the garment for odors and mold stains before putting it into the dryer. Sometimes deeply molded items will require a second or even a third washing.

Remove the garment from the washing machine as soon as the washer is done. Dry thoroughly according to the garment care directions on the tag.

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