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  1. Question and Answer
    Our little bathroom has no window and just the exhaust fan to move the air around. It has nice shelves lining half of one wall where we store our towels, linens, and various bathroom items (no linen closet). The trouble is that the linens pick up a mildewish smell after about a week even with...
  2. DIY
    I have an old church pew that became mildewed while living in my basement during an undiscovered humidifier leak from the humidifier attached to the furnace. We had to move and I brought the pew, but haven't had time to do more than a cursory cleaning with lemon oil, What would be the best...
  3. Question and Answer
    Does anyone know how to get rid of mildew from delicate fabrics? My 9yr old niece spent last weekend at her dads and Her step siblings threw her american doll in the trash,this is not the 1st time they've ruined her things.She is devistated and I really want to try and fix this for her.I...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    I have had a terrible problem with powdery mildew this year. It seemed to spread to all the squash, zucchini, beans and pumpkins. They were trying so valiantly to bear fruit when all the while they were dying. I ended up ripping the plants out and putting them in the trash. I was afraid...
  5. Frugal Living
    It's growing in the grout in my shower. I have tried bathroom cleaner, straight bleach, and peroxide+baking soda and none of that has worked. Anyone have a sure thing?
  6. General Chat
    maybe this might help someome Removing mildew in fabrics Remove mildew spots as soon as you discover them. Do not give the mold growth a chance to weaken or rot the material. Brush off any surface growth outdoors to prevent scattering the mildew spores in the house. Sun and air fabrics...
  7. Just Tips
    Basic Mildew Removal Steps Here is a basic way for you to remove the mildew that is growing in your home. This will work on most needs, but be careful where you use it. Remove all debris from the area including any loose mildew. Make a solution of one half of a cup of bleach with one gallon...
  8. General Chat
    only recently has our bathroom ceiling become mildewy. its gross and im tired of looking at it. i bought some bathroom mildew remover but when i read the ingredients, it contains bleach. i really dont want to be spraying bleach above my head trying to get rid of it. anything you know of that...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    If you're growing the cucurbits family - cucumbers, pumpkins, squash or zuchinnis, you'll probably be on the lookout for powdery mildew.  If you haven't seen it before, it's a fungus that grows on the leaves of those plants and looks like someone has sprinkled talcum powder on the leaves.  If...
  10. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    I know a lot of you make your own cleaners, so this will probably not be for you, but I love this stuff!! I have had a problem keeping my upstairs tub clean since we bought the house-the tub is minimum 45 years old and has little finish left on it. I keep getting mildew on the grout and all the...
  11. Make It Yourself
    1 cup peroxide 1 cup white vinegar 2 Tablespoons baking soda Mix ingredients and store in spray bottle. Be careful when pouring into bottle, as it will foam up.
  12. Just Tips
    Mildew remover equal parts hot water, vinegar, borax OR equal parts vinegar and salt
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