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So I have some bleach, and a nightie...

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LeucanTheMopsis Wed 14-Nov-12 10:14:30

... do I really just slosh some in a bucket with water and soak to get mildew out of it? I've googled myself silly and it appears to be rocket science, so can I just use household cleaning bleach?

starfishmummy Wed 14-Nov-12 10:55:50

Buy a new nightie. It will be easier.

LeucanTheMopsis Wed 14-Nov-12 11:36:18

Well, yes, that probably is what I'd do if I weren't going to try this instead.

My current weekly budget for food and utilities is about £30, which coincidentally is about what my lovely floor-length, thick cotton, winter nightie cost.

So has anyone tried this and it worked?

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 14-Nov-12 15:38:30

I cant think why it wouldnt work. It's just like bleaching anything else to get mildew out.

Then it needs a good hot wash in bio powder to get the stains out.

I've used bleach in an old spray before now to treat stains, I found that if they were going to lift then they would start to fade in seconds.

LeucanTheMopsis Wed 14-Nov-12 18:42:40

Hoorah! Thank you, Fluffy, I am now a Good Housekeeper. It looks like bloody new, I'm so impressed. grin

Showtime Fri 16-Nov-12 23:40:58

Really pleased for you, Leucan - was about to suggest Astonish spray for mould and mildew which works quicker than bleach, but glad it's now fixed.

LynetteScavo Sat 17-Nov-12 17:28:17

Good Lord, how do you get mildew on your nightie?

I'm sure there is a course joke in there somewhere.

Goldmandra Sat 17-Nov-12 21:41:07

I've only ever succeeded in getting mildew out by soaking things in Napisan for several days. I don't know whether it is the same chemical as bleach. I'd be worried about leaving something in bleach for a few days.

Goldmandra Sat 17-Nov-12 21:42:06

Doh! Just realised you've done it! Blame the children for distracting me with trivialities!

wewereherefirst Sat 17-Nov-12 21:43:29

Wash it with a capful of vinegar and that should keep mildew at bay and won't smell like a chippy.

Napisan is also good as its a bleach

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