Use some sort of scrubbing pad or a brush that is gentle but powerful enough to get mold off your tent. Try not to harm the dried curtains using any sort of sharp brush for cleaning. It is best to use a good scrubbing brush that has fairly firm brilliance and does not harm the fabric of your curtains. You are going to want to use a stiff-bristle brush, they are really useful to reach deeply into your fabrics to get mold out.
Brushing your curtains cloth with a hard-bristle brush is the first step in getting rid of a bit of mold and mildew. Scrub your curtains with a stiff-bristled brush first to get rid of any stubborn blotches of mold. Start by vacuuming or brushing the curtains to get rid of mold or mildew.
Dip your toothbrush in just enough of the paste, then brush away any spots of mildew that are present on the curtains. Unroll your curtains and wring out all excess water, either outdoors or inside your shower stall. Take the curtains outside and shake gently to remove any dust or debris. Vacuum your curtains from top to bottom very gently to remove any remaining dust.
Once you have wetted the curtains, take them down and gently press any excess water out, then place into a fresh rinse water. Do not rinse, instead hang your newly washed panels to dry before hanging back up on the windows. Before continuing further attempts at stain removal, hang your curtains to air dry. If stains will not go away after normal laundering, take your cotton curtains out of the washer, but do not hang them to dry.
If your dryer curtains have labels stating they cannot be washed in the machine, then try hand-washing in really hot water. Since some curtains can be dried only, make sure you check the care label before trying any of these DIY cleaning remedies. If your curtains are only dry clean, you will likely need to get them professionally laundered.
It is important to note that sometimes curtains may have severe stains or damage, and cleaning might not be an option for them.
There is always the option to try and clean the curtains without taking them down, but if you are not able to completely clean them, then using harsh chemicals is not recommended. Some curtains may be able to be hand-washed (check manufacturer instructions), but to get best results, you will want to bring them into a professional dry cleaner. This is important as this will depend on what method of washing you wish to do with your curtains — and this will determine if machine washing is possible with curtains, or whether you need to handwash.
An important first step in your cleaning process will be checking to see which types of curtains you have and if they are safe for machine washing. If you think that your mold issue is going to be a bit more difficult to deal with, there are many solutions or products you can use before you place the curtains into a machine wash. Be sure to test each product on a spotting level before using it.
If using any of the commercial mold removal products (or even homemade natural ones) be extra sure to first test with a patch of fabric at the back of your curtains.
Note, you may want to use one of these methods or combine two or more, if mold is stubborn enough, and anytime you have curtains with thicker fabrics.
Using the same cleaning product that we talked about earlier, or using another cleaning product, or even using a soap-water combo, you can get mold off your curtains. For shower curtains, you could use dishwashing soap, but that same solution would not work on cloth curtains. Using cleaning products to get rid of mould on curtains can be a simple, quick solution that requires little effort from you, aside from cleaning up and getting rid of mold. This also helps remove mold from the curtains as well as stains the mold leaves behind on the curtains.
After this, you can place the curtains into the dryer so your curtains can dry out without being exposed to outside air, which may contain mold spores. Running curtains through a dryer or blowing them in the air with hot air only makes stains more difficult to get out. Do not take any chances by running curtains through the dryer, just in case mold is still present, because blasting mold with hot air can make removing them even more difficult.
Never place curtains in a dryer, rather, you will want to take the curtains outside. If your curtains are not only dryer-friendly, run them on the lowest setting of the washing machine (less than 30C) to prevent shrinkage. A lot of dust and dirt will be trapped inside your net curtains over time, so it is essential that you pre-treat them prior to laundering.
Removing the dust and dirt before cleaning the curtains will help to make sure they appear as clean as possible. When washing curtains on a regular basis, you ensure you will always have clean, fresh curtains without any lingering dirt and dust around the house. When you find minor marks, you can spot-clean sheer curtains using mild detergents and water.
Of course, if you are looking to get mold out of cloth shades, it may be a little trickier depending on the type of curtains and the fabric itself. When washing the curtains, set your settings on the warmest level, this way, hotter water ends up killing any traces of mold on your curtains.