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  • 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
  • How to remove stains from polyester garments

    My hubby gets food stains on these shirts, and I have been using “De Solv It” spray.  I have now noticed that his two white shirts have picked up all-over shadowy like stains.  How can I get rid of these? To restore shirts if they are din...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/20/14 36369
  • How to restore a white bathing suit to its original color

    What is the best was to restore a dingy, white bathing suit to its original pure white color? It can be very difficult to keep an item white that picks up body soil and sunscreen that may also have a “hand wash in cold water” care label.  If the swim...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    06/29/12 91055
  • 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 Acrylic Paint From Polyester

    How do you remove acrylic paint from polyester Your question is very interesting.  Acrylic paint is a very problematic stain.  While wet it is water soluble, but once cured (dried) it is insoluble and therefore permanent.  So it may be too late to ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    03/25/15 32031
  • Removing stains from white polyester

    How can I get stains out of white polyester? I don’t know if there is a specific item or stain type that you are interested in cleaning, but here are some general guidelines for using Clorox® Regular Bleach2 for stain removal on white polyester items...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/01/12 69672
  • Whitening Cotton/Polyester Blends

    How do you whiten cotton/polyester blends? Cotton/polyester blend white fabrics can be safely washed with Clorox® Regular Bleach2 on an on-going basis.  Always wash whites in hot water – or the hottest water recommended on a care label.  ItR...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/04/11 19002
  • Bleach and Slipcovers

    Can I use Clorox® Regular Bleach2 on a slipcover that’s not solid white? I don’t mind if the bleach lightens the fabric, it’s just so soiled that I want it brighter. If the slipcover is cotton or cotton/polyester, then you can wash it with Clorox® Re...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/30/11 15138
  • How can I remove stains from a colored sports jersey?

    What is the best way to remove stains from a colored football jersey? It is almost football season and this is a very common problem thanks to two-a-days and preseason games! Treatment really depends on the fiber composition. Dyed cottons are much mo...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/01/12 17787
  • Removing Stains From Polyester

    I have a light blue run on a white polyester shirt from washing a color with a white. How do I get it out? That’s lucky that your shirt is white polyester—that’s a really easy fiber type to get fugitive dye off of.  I would still double check the car...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/07/15 13593