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How to Remove Mildew Stains from Colored Clothes

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By Rafic Elbaba

My Laundry Question

How can i remove a gray green stain from putrefied dress???

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the dress has lost for many days with some water on it and when i got it i found many gray green spots, and the dress still moisty and had an awful odor.The dress is colorful and because of that i was worried to use a specific detergent...

Lessons Learned

  • I used bleach (for colors),detergent with warm water with a brush

Fabric Content of Item (if appropriate)

It is colorful and made of cotton

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

I feel that the stains and odor are mildew or mold. The instructions to remove mildew can be found here. You will need to be patient and take your time. It may take several cleanings to remove all of the stains.

Good luck!

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