How to Remove Mold and Mildew from Silk With Hydrogen Peroxide NZ

Mildew grows in moist, warm places that are not well ventilated or lack sunlight, discoloring silk. The smell of mildew on silk products may make you feel disconcerted before you can see it. Fortunately, you can remove it with hydrogen peroxide.

  1. Wear protective gloves and use a soft brush to remove mildew as much as possible outside. Put the mildew in a plastic bag, then wrap it in a paper, and then throw it away.
  2. Spread out in the sunny location indoor and wait until it’s warm to the touch to dry it.
  3. Colorfastness should be tested on silk products before using full hydrogen peroxide. Cut a hidden fabric and soak it in full strength hydrogen peroxide (meaning anhydrous) for one hour. Rinse it and let it dry. You can then compare its color with the original color of the clothes, and decide whether to proceed.
  4. Add about 10 ounces of hydrogen peroxide per gallon of warm water to your washing machine. Water should not exceed 38 celsius. If you run full load, add 1.8L of hydrogen peroxide – this is the four most common sizes of the 0.5L bottles in the store. Let the machine stir water and hydrogen peroxide, and then turn off. Soak the item in washing machine for 3 hours.
  5. Select the most gentle agitation cycle to complete the washing cycle. Finally, let the clothes dry in a warm place on the hanger.
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