Removing Mold on Red Christmas Table Runner

How do you get mold out of a bright red table runner without taking the color out? The stain is a little to the middle left and it's my favorite! Thank you.


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December 5, 20161 found this helpful

Soak in half vinegar/water overnight in washing machine. Then add detergent and run through a cycle, stopping for 30 minutes to allow to soak, then continuing rest of the cycle.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

what happens if you just hand wash that area in dawn dishwashing detergent? i swear by that stuff..... if not, how aobut a vinegar solution?

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful

I'd go for the vinegar water solution first. If it's really bad a color safe bleach diluted with warm water.

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful

Sometimes mould just won't go away, especially if the runner has been stored since last Christmas. And it's red, the colour that bleeds most readily. If it's proved colourfast in the wash already, I'd go straight to the tips above, applying bleach solution with a cotton bud and rinsing it out quickly.


Several goes like this might do the trick. If not, then try oxygen powder solution like Vanish, in a strong solution, leaving it on a little longer. Good luck!

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December 8, 20161 found this helpful

Dissolve baking soda into a water and vinegar mixture, spray on and let it sit awhile, and wipe.

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December 10, 20161 found this helpful

You do not say if your runner is cotton or a blend or if it is washable...
I have never had mold on anything dark red so not sure if this method will work on your runner.

Mold and mildew can be a problem to remove but i have had success with placing the item in the sun - wrong side up - and pouring plain vinegar and water mixture (not hot) over the spot. This has worked for me.


Sometimes it takes several times to completely remove the stain but if the item was clean (other than the stain) then I may not have to wash the item - just pour clear water to remove the last of the vinegar water and let it dry.

If all methods fail - maybe you can find a nice decoration to cover the spot or even a large turkey/ham platter.

Hope someone's suggestion helps so your runner will be usable at Christmas.

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