Removing Mould from Fabric!

Removing Mould from Fabric!

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I did it!!!!

I did it!!!!

I did it!!!!

Finally…after years of trying…

I removed mould from clothing with NO BLEACH and no stripping of colours!!! AND no smell!!

I recently received a tip from a fellow NeatFreak Beth, about an eco-friendly alternative to bleach…and well…me and Sodium Percarbonate are now BFF!!!!!!

There are two types of bleach, oxygen bleaches and chlorine bleaches. Oxygen bleaches are more eco-friendly, whereas chlorine bleaches are hardcore and can make your eyes water!!!

Sodium percarbonate is a source of highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide (an oxygen bleach)– but without the bleaching!

When dissolved in water, it releases hydrogen peroxide and soda ash. It is often used in environment-friendly cleaning products because it breaks down into oxygen, water and natural soda and is less damaging than chlorine bleaches. It has even been argued that sodium percarbonate has environmental advantages due to its release of oxygen into soils and waterways – but that has yet to be proven…

After a few trials and errors… this is what I did…

Step 1

Add boiling water to the sink approx. 2L

Step 2

Add 2 capfuls of sodium percarbonate…and watch it fizz!!!!!!

Step 3

Immediately add the item you want to soak.

I have found boiling water straight from the kettle works best.

I also found that when the bubbles died down, so too did the stain removal/bleaching properties. So I added another capful of sodium percarbonate, and when the water cooled I re-did steps One to Three.

That’s it!!!

Here are my before and after photos…and as you can see…NO BLEACHING!!!!

I don’t think I could be any more excited right now!!!

AND…you can even now get it from me here!!!!

Once the mould stain has been removed, spray with diluted Clove Bud Oil and leave for 24 hours.

It takes 24 hours the kill the spours – which are the dangerous part. You can get Clove bud Oil from me here!

Before and Afters!!!

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before-and-after-2

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Have FUN!!
Love your Home and Inspire your Inner Neat!
sal xx

 

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