Mold occurs on fabric, such as upholstered furniture, that is kept always in dank. It may also happen while they’re damp, if areas like sofa cushions, of the furniture, are stored in vinyl : Plastic does not allow material to breathe or atmosphere out. Eliminating the mold requires moisture that contributes to the problem and steps to remove the mold. The further airing out done after removing the mold, the less the carpeting will smell rancid after cleaning.
Take the furniture outdoors on a dry, non-humid day. Choose the cushions, pillows or some other removable components outside, if you’re not able to carry the entire article of furniture outdoors. Upholstery outdoors helps keep the mold.
Brush off all visible mold or discolored specks on the upholstery using a sterile wash brush or broom. While wearing a dust mask to prevent breathing in mold spores give a good brushing to the entire fabric. If cleaning indoors, place atop newspaper to capture any residue. Discard the newspaper carefully after.
Vacuum the furniture completely using an upholstery brush attachment. Permit the furniture to sit for several hours or even daily, if at all possible, to air out. Airing it out helps remove any moisture trapped to help avoid mold.
Mix equal parts water and rubbing alcohol in a bucket. Dip a sponge into the liquid and wash any stains that remain after vacuuming and brushing. First test the solution on an inconspicuous area to make sure it doesn’t discolor the fabric.
Spritz the furniture with white vinegar using a spray bottle with a fine-mist setting. Permit the furniture while still outdoors or in a well-ventilated, dry room with lots of daylight.