How to remove mold from shower curtain without chlorine bleach?

Merrill M
by Merrill M

How can I remove mold/mildew from a fabric shower curtain liner when the tag says do not use chlorine bleach?

  16 answers
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 03, 2019

    I wash mine on delicate and warm water, using Oxyclean.

    Then in the rinse cycle, add white vinegar.

  • Oliva Oliva on Feb 03, 2019

    You can use Clorox 2, which contains no chlorine, or Oxi clean.

    Thoroughly drying your shower/tub after use via good exhaust fan (during showers and for a minimum of 20 minutes after ) and wiping surfaces, using towels dried with wool felted dryer balls (rather than fabric softener) better absorb water.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 03, 2019

    Hello, I put mine in the washing machine, often it is not necessary to dry them in the dryer.

  • Plain old white vinegar. Soak over night then run through the wash with vinegar in the wash and in the rinse cup. No fabric softener.

  • Lizbeth Lizbeth on Feb 04, 2019

    I vote for the washing machine method too. I usually add a few older towels to the load. They act as "scrubbers." I don't use the dryer but if you do, be sure to use a no-heat cycle.

  • There are several ways to get rid of mold, but most importantly, you need to address the root cause to keep it from returning. This article focuses on the bathroom, but is an overall great article that covers methods of how to remove mold, if bleach is safe to use, and how to prevent it from coming back. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

  • Rymea Rymea on Feb 04, 2019

    Oxi clean is very good for removing mold/mildew. If just washing in machine doesn't work then soak it in Oxiclean and hot water. Directions are on the container.

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  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 07, 2023

    I throw mine in the washer, cold water, gentle cycle with a few towels. Don't put the shower curtain in the dryer.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Sep 11, 2023

    I was our plastic (and fabric) in the washing machine. I use 1/2 scoop of oxiclean in warm water on gentle cycle and hang back up to dry.

  • Karl Karl on Sep 16, 2023

    Concentrated vinegar 40 percent or higher.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 09, 2023

    It goes into the washer with the towels/wash cloths, add vinegar, that will kill the mold. Then hang tho dry when done cycling.

  • I use vinegar. It works wonders.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Mar 06, 2024

    Make a paste of either equal parts baking soda and water and scrub the mold from the shower curtain. Rinse and repeat if necessary. Flip the shower curtain and repeat. Hang the shower curtain from a clothesline to dry.

  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 10, 2024

    Hi Merrill, hope this helps you. Try mixing a 50 50 mix of white vinegar and water, put them in a spray bottle and spray on the moldy parts. Rinse well.