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How to Whiten White Clothes Without Bleach

Bleach can be a tricky chemical to work with. It can work wonders in removing stains on white clothing, but it can also damage clothing and leave it with a yellowish tinge afterwards. Some people are also concerned about the harsh chemicals in bleach and how they might affect the skin.


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How to Whiten White Clothes Without Bleach

We recommend using Surf Total Hygiene Bleach. Do you want to learn how to whiten white clothes with or without bleach? If so, then this blog is for you. Read on to find out which clothes whitening products we recommend to get the whitest whites and some of our tips and tricks on how to whiten dull white clothes with store cupboard ingredients.

How to Whiten White Clothes?

There’s probably nothing more annoying than your favourite white clothing slowly fading to a dull, yellow hue. But are you worried about using harsh chemicals and want to know how you can whiten your white clothes? Here’s where we recommend Surf:

Surf’s laundry powder offers whitening and brightening properties and is one of the best in the market to whiten white clothes. The range offers hand washing powder which is formulated with whitening technology to target dulling whites and restore their whiteness specifically. We have found that clothes definitely become whiter and even get their sparkle back with prolonged use of the Surf washing powder range.

Simply follow the usage instructions on the packaging for hand wash use or machine washing. Always make sure you hang your white clothes outside in direct sunlight, as the UV rays help to whiten up the clothing too.

Ways to Whiten Your Clothes

Bleach is a chemical that works well when trying to get rid of pesky stains and brighten dull clothing. Surf Total Hygiene Bleach is a multi-purpose thick bleach that will get rid of those marks and stains. Here are our top ideas for using products that you probably have in your kitchen cupboards already:

  • Vinegar really is an all-rounder in the kitchen. Not only is it a great cooking ingredient, making great salad dressings and sauces but it can be of great use in the laundry too. Vinegar helps to brighten white clothing. For better results, make a vinegar and Surf washing powder paste and apply gently on your fabrics to whiten your clothes.

  • Baking Soda is another versatile little ingredient. Dilute your solution of Surf Total Hygiene Bleach, water, and baking soda to remove stains on clothing and to help brighten your whites too.

  • Hydrogen Peroxide. Generally, when you hear peroxide you think of hair dye, right? Well, it is a version of the peroxide that is used in hair dye kits, but its strength is weakened. It’s always valuable to keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in the kitchen because it can be used for getting rid of stains in the laundry or whitening your whites.

  • For the best mix of all of these all-natural ingredients, mix a teaspoon of baking soda with two or three drops of hydrogen peroxide to create a paste. Add this to a bucket of warm water and soak your dull clothing in the solution for an hour before washing with Surf Powder Detergent as normal.

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Frequently Asked Question on Whitening Clothes Without Bleach

What Effect Does Bleach Have on White Clothes?

Bleach does help to make white clothes whiter however because of the use of chlorine and other chemicals in bleach it can be harsh on both fabrics and skin.

Does Vinegar Whiten White Clothes?

Yes. White vinegar is an excellent all-natural ingredient for whitening whites.

Can I Get Rid of Old Tough Stains on White Clothes Without Bleach?

Indeed, you can! Surf Handwashing Powder is perfect for removing tough stains on whites, without causing dullness or discolouration.

Does Boiling White Clothes Make them Whiter?

It is quite an old method of clothes cleaning and whitening but it has been known to work. Boiling clothing makes its fabric fibres stretch, which loosens up any stain or mark from within the fibres.

How Long Should I Soak my White Clothes to Make them White Again?

If you’re pre-treating or pre-soaking your whites in Surf Laundry Powder, we recommend leaving them to soak for an hour or so.

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