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How do I remove black mold from fabric?

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Remove black mold by placing the fabric in sunlight for several hours. Soak the fabric in a solution of vinegar and water, and then cover the mold with a baking soda paste. Allow the fabric to dry before washing.

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  1. Put on a mask and gloves

    Before handling mold-covered fabric, put on a face mask and elbow-length rubber gloves.

  2. Place the fabric outside

    Place the fabric in direct sunlight, and spread it as flat as possible. Allow the fabric to absorb the sunlight for several hours.

  3. Create a soaking solution

    Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a large bucket.

  4. Soak the fabric

    Fully submerge the fabric in the solution. Allow the fabric to soak for one hour.

  5. Spread out the fabric

    Remove the fabric from the bucket, and spread it out in a well-ventilated area.

  6. Mix a baking soda paste

    Combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda with enough water to create a thick paste. Slowly add water until the consistency resembles toothpaste.

  7. Apply paste to the mold

    While wearing gloves, knead the baking soda paste into the mold-covered areas. Allow the paste to dry completely.

  8. Wash the fabric

    Place the fabric in a washing machine, and run a hot-water cycle.

  9. Dry the fabric

    Dry the fabric in a clothes dryer on a high-heat setting. Check to make sure the black mold is eliminated.

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