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Old 02-03-2006, 1:57 PM
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Hi

Can anyone give me any tips on how to get black mould off my nets? I have tried the products in supermarkets like the net whitener, but it doesnt do a great job.

Any suggestions gratefully received.


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If the curtains are a natural fabric, you can try bleach or hydrogen peroxide, if nylon you cant. You could also try rubbing with wet soap and leave it in the sun (normal stuff you wash your hands with, and if you can find some sun!!!), then washing off.
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Old 02-03-2006, 3:07 PM
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Not very Old style...

I bought some dettol mould and mildew remover. It a spray container and it is green - in most supermarkets.

http://www.avenuesupplies.co.uk/inde...pid=3313&sid=1

I then put the net in the sink and sprayed on the mildew remover only on the areas that had mould on. Left it over night (doesn't need overnight but just bunged it in the sink overnight). Then just removed it from the sink and put it in the machine with some whitener in the morning.

Has sorted the problem out on many occasions.
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If you wash them in the machine but add washing soda to the washing powder and vinegar instead of fabric conditioner and you will find that it will disappear like magic.
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Old 02-03-2006, 3:27 PM
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Thanks for all those tips, they look very useful.

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If you wash them in the machine but add washing soda to the washing powder and vinegar instead of fabric conditioner and you will find that it will disappear like magic.
Do you use a Cold/Warm/Hot temperature to wash white net curtains ??

I was thinking of using a hot 60deg temperature, but now not shure if I should use cold wash.

I want to wash now, so need answer soon !!

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I would wash them on a delicate wash otherwise you may find you have a new problem in that they have shrunk!

Hope it works out well.

Also did you find out why they got mould in the first place- were they in a damp place?

Good luck

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borax is a natural mould killer, you need to get rid of all the pores to prevent it regrowing so treat windows as well
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If you wash them in the machine but add washing soda to the washing powder and vinegar instead of fabric conditioner and you will find that it will disappear like magic.

Doing the same with my nets now! Would it need to be white vinegar? or any? many thanks!
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Soak in a strong soultion of nappy sterilizer (Milton type stuff).
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Hi how can i get black marks off of my net curtains please? i think they are caused by condensation
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I don't have nets in this house but I used to just chuck them i the washing machine on a cool wash. If the marks don't come off, and the curtain is white, then you could always try soaking it in a weak bleach solution overnight.
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Hi ,

I've only got nets in one room , but i use Glo White .....they always look really white after this ...
It comes in a sachet , which you mix with water and leave the net in a bucket to soak .....
There is probably stuff you can get to put in the washing machine , but this has always worked well for me ...

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Hi Jackie,

There's an earlier thread that may help so I've added your thread to it to keep the suggestions together.

This thread may be useful too:

how to clean net curtains

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would these tips also work on voile's ?

as when i took down my voiles to wash i noticed some slight little mould marks but they didn't come out when i washed them in just normal washing powder .
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would these tips also work on voile's ?

as when i took down my voiles to wash i noticed some slight little mould marks but they didn't come out when i washed them in just normal washing powder .
My mum has white voiles and uses Glo White ...... and they have come up great ...


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thankyou, i'll give it a whirl then. sure my local shop sells a sachet of glo white for a few pence . gonna start a huge spring( after xmas) clean soon so will do them all then.
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Add Soda Crystals to washing powder & use White Vinegar instead of conditioner.

Did all my white net curtains with this, came out very good.
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I've just tried out Zziggi's tip of using Dettol's mildew remover. I happened to have some in the house. It needed just 15 minutes for the marks to disappear, then I thoroughly rinsed the nets in cool water and washed as normal. They look perfect!
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I found oxygen bleach powder (like oxyclean, although generic is just the same) get mould and the stains out of things pretty well. However, I also started hanging curtains 1-2" out from the window so they're not touching the glass which the condensation forms on. They don't get damp so don't go mouldy any more.
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