How to clean stains out of white jackets?
Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:39 AM
So question being - anyone have some tips to reconstituting(ha) life into them again?
Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:56 AM
Tie dye your jackets.
Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:02 AM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:04 AM
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:38 AM
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 05:20 PM
For really, really bad stains, I use White Bright. This stuff is pretty intense, so be careful! It may remove the color from embroidery. That said, it removes accumulated minerals and old bleach buildup -which is often the cause of yellowing of whites over time.
For spot treatment before washing, the Spray n Wash stick is very good. A few years back I did some tests of various pre-treat sticks for a corporate client and this one worked the best, you can also treat and wait up to a week to wash.
I like to wear a Tide pen in my uniform jacket sleeve pocket. It's useful, and gets rid of a lot of stains. Those it doesn't work on entirely are minimized greatly. (frozen blueberry will become a pale blue haze)
Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:09 PM
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:11 AM
fantastic stuff. cheap, and easy. just get the stain wet and scrub the fels-naptha into it, a brush works ideally but when i first started using it i would just rub the bar on the stain. (you buy it as a yellow bar of soap) some stains come out immediately. It's the only thing i've seen get out carbon and chocolate with ease. and it's only like a dollar.
Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:58 AM
Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:08 AM
Every three or four wearings, and if they had tough stains, I took them to a professional laundry.
I don't know what they used but they were returned brilliant white and I did not have the hassle.
It wasn't all that expensive.
I have some large, white damask tablecloths and also napkins - I take them to a laundry because I don't like to iron and they return them in a plastic wrapper for ease of storing and they are stain-free, wrinkle-free and white.
Edited by andiesenji, 07 April 2011 - 10:08 AM.
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