Have you ever done your laundry and noticed that all your whites are turned pink, or your sharps become dull? Well, you are not alone.
An excellent way to prevent colour fading is by adding vinegar when washing. There are many people who, deliberately or indeliberately, ignore all clothing labels, tossing all sorts and types of clothes in the washer together then going for a sip of milkshake — this, I tell you, does not do good to your clothes.
Your favourite white vests and briefs come out pink. That very intimidating, all-black outfit, becomes a little more grey. Your bad-ass navy blue turns into a cute baby’s blue. If this is you, there is hope as you can skip the search on google to “find laundry near me“ and our tips below will help preserve your preferred fabrics.
- A very vital step is to take note of the tag. On these are instructions on how to properly wash the clothes. Following the instructions will give your clothes a long and colourful life.
- If, for any reason, you have to wash all your clothes together, always opt-in for cold water. Using warm water risks breaking down the fibres, which can cause fading, whereas, cold water prevents colours from bleeding. And with cold water, use a laundry soap that is made to work with it.
- Always separate the light coloured clothes from the dark ones. Dark colours usually colour even a little when washed. This could cause a bright yellow coloured clothing to start looking rusted and faded. Always wash dark with darks, lights with lights and white clothes should be washed alone, separately.
- You should always use the required soil setting on the washer. Washing slightly dirty clothes on the heavy setting doesn’t make it come out extra clean, it only puts extra wear and tears on the fabric. This would make it fade even faster.
- 5. If you don’t need to use the dryer, then don’t use the dryer. The tumbling the clothes go through in it roughens the garment’s fibers. This makes your clothes appear faded even when they are not.
- 6. Avoid washing your clothes too often. The more you wash them, the more faded they become. You don’t need to toss a shirt in the washer after wearing it only a few hours, instead, hang it up and let it air out. It is said never to wash a jean wear, only spot clean them with a sponge.
- To protect the outer appearance of your clothes, you can turn it inside out when washing. Worn fibers also fade the same, but because no one can see the inside of your garment, it’s OK if they wear a little more.
- You can use a fabric conditioner when washing. They act as some sort of shield that lubricates the fibers of your fabric when washing. This prevents them from wearing and tearing easily. And because the wear is the same as fading, seeking to prevent friction produces the same desirable results.
- You can put in a 118.3 millilitre cup of vinegar when washing to prevent fading. Vinegar is also a natural fabric softener, and the smell washes away when rinsing.
- 10. And finally, bleeding can also be prevented in fresh new garments by adding a 118.3 millilitre cup of salt.
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