One day we all had a bad surprise opening the washing machine: a garment has rubbed off and colored all the others! Sorting badly done or new clothing that disgorges, nobody is safe from this misadventure. But all is not lost ! We give you 5 tips to detach loose linen!
5 tips to catch clothes that have worn off
– Act quickly in case of rubbed linen
– Bleach or vinegar for white linen!
– Soda crystals for colorful clothes
– Remove the color on a linen rubbed with a laurel infusion
– Remove small spots with baking soda
1. Act quickly
First reflex, if a garment gets faded from the washing machine, separate it from the others, to prevent it from continuing to disgorge and do more damage.
Then do not put it in the dryer. It acts before the garment is dry so that the color transfer is recoverable.It is also avoided to re-wash immediately. Better to detach it before.
For next time, if you’re not sure what’s new, think about the anti-fading wipes that attract dyes accidentally in the machine and avoid the misadventure of fading.
2. If the laundry is white: bleach or vinegar!
Two solutions for your stained white clothes: soak your laundry in bleach or vinegar.
Here are the instructions for use:
put your clothes in a large basin
pour 250 ml of white vinegar or 60 ml of bleach (for the latter, check the label of the garment first!)
add 4 liters of cold water
leave for about 30 minutes, stirring regularly with a spatula
at the slightest change of color, rinse with cold water
finally, pass it to the washing machine.
Be careful however: bleach is only used on a white garment that has been colored. Remember to do a test on a corner of your laundry beforehand, to see if it is conclusive. If you prefer to do this directly to the machine, mix one cup of bleach with a dose of detergent and wash to the temperature prescribed on the garment.
You can also test a commercially available bleach product by mixing it with water (see instructions on the package). Be careful not to use it on white clothes otherwise you will definitely discolor your clothes!
3. Soda crystals for mistakenly colored clothes
Excellent household allies, soda crystals are a good alternative to white vinegar.
To recover a rubbed cloth, add 50 g of soda crystals to cold water, mix and place the garment in the basin. Ideally, let it soak for two days, stirring occasionally.Then we wash in a machine.
4. Remove a color on a cloth rubbed with a laurel infusion
Here’s a good tip of grandmother: the bay is a stain remover 100% natural. We suggest you use it especially for delicate linen (lingerie, embroidery or clothing decorated with pearls or sequins), if it supports hot water. How to do it?
bring water to a boil
have a dozen bay leaves infused for 15 minutes
remove leaves and place laundry in water until it cools down
Machine wash according to the recommended program on the garment.
5. Remove the small spots with baking soda
It happens that the laundry is stained in some places: in this case, baking soda can be very useful:
sprinkle the stain with baking soda
moisten a small nailbrush in warm water and rub the stain delicately
rinse well and wash the clothes.
Food grade yeast also contains 99% bicarbonate and may be a solution if you do not have baking soda on hand! You can also use both (bicarbonate + yeast) for more efficiency.