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  • Washing an American Flag

    I am washing a nylon American flag (Yes, washing the flag is OK!). The white stripes are a bit gray.  Is it safe to use Clorox2®for this? Also, should I wash in hot, warm or cold water? What an interesting project! Yes, you can use Clorox2® to whiten...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/03/12 7867
  • Removing Stains from Satin

    I have a white satin blouse that ended up in my load of white & beige wash load. I had added bleach, and when I took the clothes out of the washer my white satin blouse had rusty-looking or scorched stains all over it. I think the bleach removed ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/13/09 4630
  • Your Questions: It’s Ski Season!

    My daughter has a grease stain on her new ski coat. The grease stain came from the ski’s chair lift. The shell of the coat is 100% nylon. Any suggestions? The best bet for grease on nylon jacket include: Pre-treating using good liquid detergent or s...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/09/08 207
  • Your Questions: Odors on Clothes

    Can you tell me how to get the odor out of my business blouses, shirts, and jackets? Specifically, I have a new dark burgundy jacket that I’ve worn to work three times, and already I can smell it. It’s made of polyester, nylon and spandex...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/22/08 274