Taking mold off from cotton

When I was in India I made myself this amazing heavy cotton hammock , It has served me very well , but when I came back home I forget it in a moist place. Now is is still strong but it is covered with black dots of mold , I already put it in the sun and it took the living mold off , but it left black dots.

How can I take it off without hurting the fabric ( after all it is a hammock and it supposed to be strong ) , and without leaving the black color , should I use bleach ?


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If you live in a humid climate, you have to deal with mold and mildew growing everywhere. Although you can buy products, there is a product in your home that will do just as good of a job...maybe even better. Here's how:


  1. Get an old empty spray bottle.
  2. Place 1/2 cup of bleach in the bottle.
  3. Now add 2 cups of water.
  4. Cover any areas that you don't want bleach spots on with newspaper or plastic.
  5. Spray the area you want to remove the mold and mildew.
  6. Go away for 15 minutes. Check when you return to see if it is completely gone. If not, wait another 15 minutes. Do this until all the mold is gone.



  • This will work with fabrics too! Simply fill a sink or bucket with water and add 1 cup of bleach. Let the item soak for up to 1 hour.
  • If the mold or mildew is stubborn, you can add another 1/2 cup of bleach to your mixture.
  • You can also spray the tile and mold with Shout. Let it sit until it wipes off easily with a towel or rag, and rinse with water.
  • In Hawaii, there are serious mold problems and most people use JoMax and Bleach to wash their houses, driveways, etc.



  • Make sure you cover any items you do not want bleach stains on!




how do I get mold off a cotton & Polyester shower curtain?

I CAN'T use bleach as it will take the color out. Is there any other way?

I can't use bleach it will take the color out. Is tgere any other way?

That is a great answer by yoavdothan.  I just found a great article on black mold that describes the mold, how to clean the black mold and some potential health risks from black mold. 

i agree with you yeddayogi

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