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  • How do I get my towels and bed linens really bright white?

    How do I get my towels and bed linens really bright white? I recently stayed at a luxury hotel where the towels and linens seemed so white they were giving off light. How can I get my towels and linens that white? Thanks for sending in your question—...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/02/15 12374
  • Rust Stains

    I have a few small rust stains on my white towels, any suggestions? The trick to rust removal is to avoid the stain. Your best chance at removal is using a rust remover product. Summit Instant Rust Out and Whink Rust Remover are two such products. T...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/07/08 8269
  • Tips on How to Wash Towels

    Absorb these towel tips to keep your towels bright and fluffy.

    Advice from our experts
    05/26/15 72414
  • Removing Tough Stains from Dish Towels

    Q. What can I use to get my dish towels really clean?

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/20/17 2458
  • Soaking White Bath Towels

    I want to disinfect and super clean/whiten my white bath towels. How long can they soak, maximum, without hurting the towels? For your towels, I recommend a bleach soaking solution of ¼ cup Clorox® Regular Bleach2 per 1 gallon of cool water for 5 min...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/30/10 2915
  • “Do not bleach” care label on a white cotton towel

    I just bought new white towels that are a Micro Cotton style. The care label says do not bleach. Can they be bleached anyway? You can absolutely bleach your white Micro Cotton towels with Clorox® Regular Bleach2. If a brand of 100% cotton towels say ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/24/12 2347
  • Removing Foundation Marks on Towels

    How do you clean makeup (foundation) stains from washcloths that have already been through the wash several times. Can they be restored to the original white color? This is a great question! How helpful that the washcloths are white—that gives you m...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/13/14 10
  • Sour smelling colored towels

    What is the best way to remedy sour smelling colored towels? No one likes a smelly towel, but with the increased use of towels during the summer, it can really stink! I get this question a lot, especially from people with HE washers. Smelly towels us...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    07/13/12 2211
  • Stained Bath Towels

    When I wash my bath cloths the dark stains don’t come out, what is the problem? I wish I had a little more information—do you mean wash cloths and/or towels? I realize you may not know what the stain is—this happens when you don’t notice a stain unti...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/07/13 1253
  • Disinfect Colored Towels

    I run a wellness center where we specialize in massage therapy. How can I disinfect the linens without damaging their color? Great question, and one I hear a lot. For your white and bleachable light colors, it’s pretty straightforward — simply...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/13/08 976