Linen

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  • How Do I Remove Yellow Stains From White Linen?

    I have a white linen suit that was packed in cartons with other clothes. When I finally opened the box after a year, I found yellow stains on the collar. How do I remove the stains? While yellowish stains that appear on white items during storage can...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/27/16 2001
  • Removing Burn Stains

    I just made a burn stain on my favorite linen shirt. Do you know if I can take it out with some bleach? The dividing line for scorch marks is how badly/deeply the mark is in the fabric. Light marks usually can be removed, while deep ones probably wil...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/26/10 478
  • I recently acquired 2 pieces of cotton/linen and wish to bleach them. I would describe them as being medium weight. They measure 60 inches X 90 inches.
Can I bleach them in my washing machine?

    I recently acquired 2 pieces of cotton/linen and wish to bleach them.  I would describe them as being medium weight. They measure 60 inches by 90 inches.
Can I bleach them in my washing machine?  Also, does it help to thoroughly wet the fabric before...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    02/09/16 90
  • Bleaching Embroidery

    I treated stains on some vintage formal white linen napkins with bleach, and then washed them alone with some Tide. There are initials embroidered on the napkins in white thread. The white embroidery has turned blue in varying degrees. I have applied...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    02/24/09 174
  • How do you remove rust stains from linen?

    How do you remove rust stains from linen? Thanks for sending in your question.  Unfortunately rust stains can NOT be removed with Clorox® Regular Bleach2 (or any product containing chlorine bleach for that matter).  You need to use a rust remover p...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    03/27/15 348
  • White Linen Storage Stains

    I have some white linen tablecloths which haven’t been used for years and were stored in a wooden armoire that show storage stains at the folding sides. I used Clorox® Regular Bleach2 a few times in the wash but the marks remain and remain. Wh...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/02/13 61
  • Red Dye Stain

    How do I remove a red dye stain from a book cover that left a spot on a priest’s linen surplus (vestment)? For starters, if the vestement is silk, then you cannot use Clorox® Regular Bleach2 to wash it.  If the fiber is linen then you can wash it wit...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    03/12/12 36
  • Disinfecting Linens

    If used properly will Clorox completely and safely disinfect the soiled linens from the contaminations of an ambulance? Do you have information that documents the types of bacteria and virus Clorox will kill? Our local hospitals are no longer excha...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/27/09 37
  • White Linen Storage Stains

    White linen tablecloths which haven’t been used for years and were stored in a wooden armoire show storage stains at the folding sides. I used Clorox® Regular Bleach2 a few times in the wash but the marks remain and remain.  What can I do? I ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/03/11 19
  • Cleaning Crocheted Table Linens

    I would like to know the best way to clean old yellowing hand crocheted table linens. Some are white, some are off-white, and one is linen with a floral embroidery pattern that was hand-stitched. I would also like to know who carries Clorox® Regular-...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/06/09 12