Brush mildew off your linens using a clean, unused paint brush. Do this outside so the mildew doesn't land and grow elsewhere in your home.
Spread the linens out in the sun and allow them to air out for an hour or two. This may be all that's needed if the mildew was barely there.
Wash or dry clean the linens according to directions, then allow them to dry or sit in the sun.
Mix equal parts of lemon juice and table salt in a bowl. Pour the mixture onto any remains of the mildew stain and rub it into the stain by rubbing the fabric together. Spread the linens in the sun, allowing the mixture to soak into the fabric. Check for progress every 15 minutes. When the stain is gone, rinse well with water, then wash according to care instructions.
Things You Will Need
- Paint brush
- Laundry detergent
- Lemon juice
- Store linens in an airtight container where they will be free from humidity or moisture.