The white clothes are a basic that we all have in our closet and they combine with everything! Truth? The problem comes when with the passage of time the white color begins to disappear and the odious yellowish spots arrive. Does it sound to you? Today, we tell you how to return the white color to your clothes and make them look flawless.
Surely you have more than one white garment. Possibly, they are also of different materials. Therefore, in order to return the white color to all, we teach you how to bleach them according to the material and what product to use in each case.
Products for bleaching white clothes
- Salt and lemon
- Sodium bicarbonate
- White vinegar
How to bleach cotton clothes?
Bleach cotton clothes with lemon and salt
Lemon is a great bleach. In fact, we will use it with various types of stains and garments. For cotton clothes, you can apply it together with cooking salt to increase its effectiveness.
You just have to add lemon juice and salt in a bowl with warm water and mix it until it dissolves. Then, add the garment and leave it for one hour to soak for the bleach to take effect. Once the time has elapsed, wash it as usual and go!
Bleach cotton clothes with hydrogen peroxide and ammonia
Other products that you can use with your white cotton garments are ammonia and hydrogen peroxide. In fact, being a resistant material you can apply them together to achieve greater whiteness.
The process is the same as the previous one, but instead of adding lemon and salt to the bowl with warm water, add ammonia and hydrogen peroxide. Then, let it soak for 10 minutes and wash it normally.
How to bleach woolen garments?
For wool clothes, being a more delicate material you can use hydrogen peroxide mixed with the detergent you use to wash these garments. It must be specific for this tissue to prevent it from deteriorating.
You can bleach them both by hand and in the washing machine. Of course, whatever method you use, you must use cold water and pour the detergent and hydrogen peroxide in equal parts. If you decide to do it by hand, let the garment soak for half an hour before rinsing.
How to bleach delicate clothes?
To bleach delicate garments or those that have beads, lace, etc. We recommend that you use only lemon juice diluted in water to prevent it from being affected.
You may have to carry out the process several times to get more whiteness but… prevention is better than cure, isn’t it?
How to bleach yellowish areas?
One of the biggest problems of white clothes in addition to the ease they have to get dirty, are the yellowish areas that come out in the armpits. They appear over time due to sweat and, no matter how much you put the garment back in the washing machine they will not disappear unless you carry out a specific treatment.
For this spots, you have to mix baking soda with lemon. In this way you will get a thick mixture which you must apply on the affected area and rub. After this, leave it on for 10 minutes and wash the garment normally.
So far, our tricks to return the whiteness to your white clothes and look like you just left the store with it on. If you know more tips, do not hesitate to share them with us!
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