Whitening Cotton/Polyester Blends
Q: How do you whiten cotton/polyester blends?
A: Cotton/polyester blend white fabrics can be safely washed with Clorox® Regular-Bleach on an on-going basis. Always wash whites in hot water – or the hottest water recommended on a care label. It’s also important to use enough bleach: 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach for normal size loads, and up to 1 1/4 cups for extra-large or heavily soiled loads. In a standard washer, delay bleach addition for best results by diluting 3/4 cup bleach in 1 quart of water and adding it to the clothes washer 5 minutes after the wash cycle has begun. If you have a HE washer, with a small-capacity bleach dispenser, consider washing two smaller loads if you have heavily soiled laundry.
For extra whitening or heavily stained items, use a bleach soaking solution of 1/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach per gallon of water. Fully submerge the item for 5 minutes, then rinse. Finish by washing the item in hot water, using detergent + 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach.
Readers, have you bleached anything recently?