How to Kill Mold in Fabric

Mold is an impartial substance that adheres to any surface if the climate is right.

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Mold thrives in warm, humid areas. Depending on the surface that mold has chosen to cling to, mold can be either very trying or very easy to remove. Killing mold on fabric is a very easy task. It's also a necessary task, considering that mold is both aesthetically displeasing and can lead to respiratory problems.

Use a soft-bristle brush to scrape away as much of the mold as possible. Do this outside or over the trash and into a bag to be taken out of the house immediately.

Mix a solution of chlorine bleach and water in equal parts in a spray bottle. Only use regular bleach if the fabric is white; if there are colors and dyes, use color-safe bleach.

Spray the affected area with enough solution to saturate it.

Set the fabric outside in direct sunlight. Sunshine is great for killing mold spores. Allow the fabric to sit in the sunlight for at least two hours.

Bring the fabric in and launder it as usual.

Things You Will Need

  • Soft-bristle brush
  • Bleach


  • Vinegar can also be used in lieu of bleach.


  • Make sure to remove the mold in a well-ventilated area, as neither bleach nor mold smell all that terrific and can be hazardous for your health.