Remove Mold From Shower Curtain: How To Wash A Shower Curtain With Mold

By: Mrs. Mathis

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When a homeowner asks, “How do you get mold stain off from a curtain?” they usually mean a shower curtain. Cleaning mold off a shower curtain is one of the most aggravating jobs most cleaners face. That’s why it is always preferable to avoid getting mold on a shower curtain in the first place. Read on to learn how to wash a shower curtain with mold and remove mold from shower curtains once and for all.

But before we start you should know that the steps below apply to any of the different colored molds that may show up. This includes black mold, pink mold and red mold.

Remove Mold From Shower Curtains by Machine Washing

The easiest way to remove mold from shower curtains is to machine wash them in hot water with ½ cup of vinegar. Inspect the curtain before putting it in the dryer. If the stains are gone, machine dry the curtain with a couple of towels.

If the stain remains and the curtain is white, wash it again, except substitute ½ cup of bleach for the vinegar. If the bleach does not work, or if the curtain is colorful, move on to step two.

Cleaning Mold Off A Shower Curtain With A Homemade Cleaner

Another method you can use for cleaning mold off a shower curtain is to soak it in a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar. If possible, do this outdoors or in a very well ventilated room. Scrub the spots lightly with a sponge to remove any remaining spots, then rinse well and hang it in the shower, closed, to dry.

If these tips do not work, throw out the curtain, buy a new one and read on to find out how to avoid having the same problem again.

Prevent Mold On A Shower Curtain In The First Place

To prevent mold on a shower curtain, make sure that you close the curtain after every shower. It is also a good idea to spray the curtain with a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar once a day.

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  1. mammo on May 21, 2011 at 12:14 am

    I would like to say I tried EVERYTHING! Vinegar, bleach, amonia, baking soda! I even mixed bleach and amonia TOGETHER and made tear gas so no one could stay inside!! The BEST TIP I’d like to share!! FINALLY – BEST RESULT! Everything combined worked.. Looked clean..but still saw faded black dots where the mold was… Not new looking at all..DONT THROW IT OUT! DON’t WASTE MONEY- DO not buy a new one..simple! Tilex mold root cleaner!!!!! Spray LOTS on with LOTS of foam!!! Let sit and rinse off while you shower!!!! No spots, no faded black mildew stains..COMPLETELY GONE!! Looks like a new curtain! NOT tilex mildew and mold ..but TILEX MILDEW ROOT cleaner! Be generous with the spray- no work! Let sit for a good bit and shower and rinse!! ‘ooks like a new shower curtain you just hung up!! I HAD to share this!

  2. Edwina on December 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I had a nylon white shower curtain — no liner. Gradually, it got pink mold discoloration. I soaked it in the bathtub in a strong solution of water and clorox. The pink discoloration was still there. So, I bought Rit Color Remover. That worked!! The color was removed.

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