What is the best way to clean white fabric?

  12 answers
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 18, 2020

    Hello! Generally I like the addition of the Oxi clean powder or borax for white brightening properties. Hope this helps.

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Feb 18, 2020

    Yes I soak in Oxi clean powder too especially if I can't bleach it. If it is something I can bleach I do both....oxi clean bath and then bleach. I have also heard you can use hydrogen peroxide diluted to also clean whites. Don't mix all the chemicals though.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Feb 18, 2020


    Here is an idea that seems to work well: https://www.wikihow.com/Clean-White-Furniture

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Feb 18, 2020

    Sue: I am a HUGE fan of Oxiclean! Soak item overnight -- turning a couple pf times.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Feb 18, 2020

    Add 1 cup of lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide to your wash. Both have a bleaching agent that will not damage the fabric.

  • William William on Feb 18, 2020

    I use 1/3 bottle of hydrogen peroxide with detergent when I wash whites.

  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 18, 2020

    Hi Sue: It depends on the type of fabric and stain. Some fabrics can't take bleach, so that's out. Here's a site that should help:


    Good luck

  • Janice Janice on Feb 19, 2020

    Hi Sue, the cleaning method for white fabric will depend on what the fabric is made of. If it's cotton you can you bleach as noted on the bottle and let soak for 20-30 minutes. If it is a synthetic fabric, you'll likely be fine using an oxi-clean type product to brighten the fabric and clean it well.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 20, 2020

    What I do is use a powdered peroxide bleach equivalent (same as Oxyclean only cheaper) from Dollar Tree. For small items I soak them in a container for at least 30 min then launder as usual, pouring the soaking water into the washer. For larger items, like towels, add the dry bleach to the washer and then start the cycle so it gets mixed into the water, then add the articles needing bleaching to the washer and let it set the 30 min and restart the washer.

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Feb 23, 2020

    I would use bleach if it’s cotton and a bleach alternative if it’s not bleach.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 12, 2021

    Hi, hope this helps you out,

    Dampen a microfiber cloth with mild hand soap or dish soap and cold water. Lightly work this mixture into the stained fabric in a blotting motion. With a clean microfiber cloth dampened with cold water, blot the stain to remove the soap. When the stain has faded, wash the fabric as you would normally