If washing in a machine, wash on the hottest temperature the fabric will allow. Although a cool wash is good for delicates, it’s not as efficient at brightening white clothes. If the care label says it is suitable for the fabric, wash on a higher temperature instead.
Ensure your washing machine or washing bucket is clean. Dirty appliances can often affect how clean our laundry comes out, so if a garment is white, it will show up even more. In order to maintain its good condition, remember to clean your washing machine every now and again.
Use a brightening detergent. If you’ve ever wondered how to wash white shirts with bleach – you might be surprised to hear that a high performance laundry detergent might do the job just as well. A product like Rin Detergent Powder is specially formulated to power through dirt and leave clothes super bright – ideal if you find your white clothes often look dull or bright clothes fading colour! Remember to read the care label first.
Removing Stains on Cuff and Collars
As well as knowing how to whiten white shirts, the most common problem with work clothes is getting rid of stains on the cuffs and collars! Usually caused by sweat, dirt, make-up, or perfume – these stains can usually be removed by pre-treating the area before the wash.
To do so, simply apply a high quality detergent like Rin Bar, specially formulated for tough spot stain removal to the affected area and leave to soak in for a while. Then, wash in the machine or with hands as normal in a way that is best suited to the fabric. If the stain is still visible, try soaking the item in diluted dishwashing detergent – this type of product is designed to get out grease and oil, which is usually the cause of yellowing stains.
There you have it – just a few ways to keep your work clothes in good condition during the summer months! For more tips and advice on how to wash your clothes, check out the rest of our laundry articles.