Caring tips for Fabrics!
Here are 9 tips on how to care for your fabrics!
- Separate man-made fabrics, like polyester from natural fibers such as cotton. Man-made fibers can attract the oils that are released from natural fibers during washing. These oils can build-up and make spots more noticeable
- Fabrics which generate lint should be washed separately.
- If dyes run, continue to wash the garment separately until no color runs.
- Lift and gently scrape off any excess material from the fabric. Use a cloth or a towel to gently blot and soak up any liquid. DO NOT rub. Rubbing can spread the stain and cause it to penetrate deeper into the fabric.
- If stains aren’t entirely removed after washing, try rewashing the item.
- Allowing the item to dry, or putting it in the dryer, can set the stain for good.
- If the washer is too full, the fabric may not get washed properly. Also, all the detergent may not be dissolved, leaving globs of detergent paste on the fabric.
- Wash in hot/warm water using a permanent-press cycle to minimize wrinkling. If your machine does not have a permanent-press cycle, use warm/cool water.
- DO NOT allow fabrics to be left in the dryer too long, which can “set” wrinkles, increase static cling, and cause shrinkage.