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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.