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  • Cleaning White Sheets With Bleach

    I have been using Clorox bleach for more years than I care to recount. However, it seems that now most 100% cotton products (including my white bed linens) are marked “Do Not Bleach.” Not “no chlorine bleach”; just “No B...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    05/28/09 143202
  • Play-Doh®: How to Remove it from Clothing? Your Questions

    I received the following question from a reader recently on Play-Doh®. Check out my response for some tips in removing it from clothing. “My 11-year-old daughter got a new shirt for Christmas from her grandma and somehow got red Playdough groun...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    02/02/07 106605
  • Removing Gel Pen Ink

    I put my pen in my shirt pocket without closing it. It was a gel refill pen. The cotton seemed to draw the ink out of the pen, and I currently have a pink cotton no-iron shirt with a dime-sized black spot at the bottom of the pocket. I have not d...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    09/30/10 23234
  • Laundering White Tennis Shoes

    I have white tennis shoes and they need to be brightened up. I was wondering if it is safe to spray ® Clean-Up® Spray Cleaner on my shoes and then wash them? Generally, the answer would be it depends on what stains there are on the shoes that need to...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    09/29/09 33914
  • How to Get Blood Out of Sheets

    How you do remove blood from sheets? I recommend presoaking blood stains in cool water using a good detergent that contains enzymes – check the list of ingredients to know for sure.  You need to soak items for at least 30 minutes (ideally 60 minut...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/29/11 55805
  • Bleaching Small Items

    How do I bleach shoestrings? To whiten shoelaces like the cotton ones on athletic shoes and sneakers, you can try soaking them in a solution of 3 tablespoons Clorox® Regular Bleach2 added to 1 gallon of water. Start by putting the shoelaces in a lin...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/04/13 53644
  • How to bleach white fabric with embroidery

    Can Clorox be used on white clothing with black embroidery? Normally I recommend the bleachability test to determine if a colored item can be safely washed with Clorox® Regular Bleach2: Add 2 teaspoons bleach to ¼ cup water and apply a drop of the so...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    06/27/12 38110
  • How To Remove An Old Stain From A Shirt

    Can you please suggest how to clean my shirt that has an old stain? I have already tried it normally but I could not get it out. Do you have any idea what caused the stain?  If you don’t, then since the stain is on a shirt there’s a good possibility ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/23/16 10863
  • Washing White T-Shirts with Bleach

    I have viewed your videos regarding Clorox® Regular-Bleach₂ with CLOROMAX®, and they are very helpful. My 100% white cotton T-shirts instruct me to wash them in warm water with non-chlorine bleach. According to your video, you mention that “almost al...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/30/09 18633
  • Removing Massage Oils from Fabrics

    I am a massage therapist. I launder my own sheets. My sheets (some white, some colored) are normal cotton sheets and are exposed to massage oils. Not only are the oil stains a visual problem, they feel waxy and have an odor. I am already washing them...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/26/08 12197