I have noticed some mildew on an off-white lamp shade. How do I remove it?
Mildew loves to grow in damp and warm places, and needs to be removed from your immediate environment.
This one is a little difficult to answer without some more information. The approach will depend on the severity of the problem and the composition and condition of the lamp shade. A bleach solution is the best method for removing the mildew, but if the lampshade is made of fabric or old, it may not be able to handle the bleach solution application. I have had older lampshades disintegrate when I tried to dust them so applying any solution to a portion of the shade may discolor it or cause it to fall apart.
At a minimum, you can: