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  • Cleaning White Spandex

    I have a white spandex camisole that’s gotten dingy over the months, how do I wash it? Should I bleach it? Every time I try washing it, it stays just as dingy as when I put it in the washer. White items with spandex are great to wear, but such...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/19/11 2705
  • How Do I Remove a Black Stain From My Shirt?

    I have a black stain on my golf shirt where it touches my belt.  The color that rubbed off your belt and onto your shirt can probably be removed by pretreating the stain first before washing.  What you use to pretreat depends on what color the shir...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    02/05/15 3225
  • Color Bleeding in Spandex

    I washed a new white top with spandex in it with light colors and now it is grey. How do I get it back to white? Your issue is dye transfer after just one cycle. Unfortunately, the fact that your top contains spandex means you won’t be able to ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    02/20/13 1071
  • Addressing a gasoline spill on clothing

    How can I treat a gasoline spill on my black cotton and spandex yoga pants? This is such an interesting question, and the answer needs to address more than just cleaning—there’s a safety issue, too. Clothes washer and dryer manufacturers don’t ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/28/12 2
  • Cotton-Spandex Clothing: Your Questions

    I have four blouses with varying cotton to spandex combinations. They are in various “shades of white,” and I would like to rejuvenate them for additional wearing life. Instructions call for a cold water wash. Can you help? I’m not quite ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/22/08 274
  • Compression Shirt

    Is it safe to have used Clorox® with my compression shirt? I wish I had better news for you. I checked out compression shirts this morning at my local sports outlet, and confirmed that they are made with spandex in addition to the polyester. It’s t...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/27/11 148
  • 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 52
  • Your Questions: White Bathing Suit Discoloration

    I have a white bathing suit. It has only been worn two times. I washed it with Clorox bleach and it now has a slight yellow tinge to it. The tag said do not use in chlorine. My questions are… Does bleach have chlorine in it? How do I get my s...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    05/16/08 351
  • Removing Pitching from Clothing

    Five days ago I got some pitch from a blue spruce tree on my exercise clothes. The clothes are black, and made from polyester and some spandex. Can you suggest a treatment? This can be a very challenging stain to get out. Try treating the stains di...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    09/28/10 1
  • Black dye on white dress shirt. What do I do ?

    Black dye on white dress shirt says not to use bleach or hot water . What do I do ? Already tried Clorox stain remover didn’t work Thanks for sending the care instructions, which might be taking it a little too easy on the white shirt.  White c...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    05/22/16 292