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Laundry Question
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~Lenore    Posted 09-17-2004 at 14:56:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have recently, last night in fact, bought several new brightly colored cotton T-shirts.
At one time I read a hint on how to keep them bright and bold colored without fading.
I do not remember what I am supposed to do.
It had to do with the very first time they are washed.
I know it was in cold water and seems it had something to do
with adding salt or vinegar or something else to that first wash.
I also know hanger drying, not drier drying was recommended.
Does anyone know?
..or if you have another tip please share it.
Thanks,
~Lenore


Zenia    Posted 09-17-2004 at 15:03:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, it's vinegar, and cold water. Also, don't forget to turn them inside-out.

I know soaking w/ salt and cold water gets red wine stains out, not sure if salt sets colors for fabrics. I do think the vinegar works though.


~lenore    Posted 09-17-2004 at 16:56:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, Zenia.
Sounds right to me.
I was going to have to wash these bright red, blue and purple T-shirts soon and I wanted to keep them new looking as long as possible.
I always hang my personal things on good coat hangers indoors to dry.
Keep them looking new that way.
Thanks for the help,
you think I should throw a little salt in too for good measure? LOL


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