Shellie Kaler
Shellie Kaler
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  • Lock Haven, PA
Asked on Apr 18, 2019

How to make dingy whites, white again?

BethCheryl WilliamsenLynn Sorrell


4 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Apr 18, 2019

    You can add a "bluing" agent to your laundry. Borax is also good for brightening whites. Stay away from chlorine bleach, it can yellow your whites.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Hydrogen peroxide will whiten and brighten clothes, disinfect laundry, and remove stains. Pour it directly on stains such as blood. Since most commercial oxygen-based bleaches are composed of ingredients that break down into hydrogen peroxide along with some brightening additives, you can use three-percent hydrogen peroxide instead. Simply add one cup of hydrogen peroxide to the washer drum before adding water or clothes

  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Apr 19, 2019

    oxygenated bleach, not chlorine bleach works. Trade name = Oxyclean

  • Beth
    on Apr 25, 2019

    I agree with Cheryl that oxyclean works well. What kind of fabric is it that you're trying to whiten? I know that some people put old linens outside to bleach in the sun as well.

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