How to whiten pillows?

by Chris

How to wash pillows to make them nice and white?

  7 answers
  • Renata Moris Renata Moris on May 25, 2019

    Try soaking an aspirin in water and rubbing it on the stains.

  • Smb228 Smb228 on Dec 30, 2017

    I have found that Biz works great for old stained linens. You soak your linens in a mixture of biz and water. It has worked really well for me

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Dec 30, 2017

    20 mule team borax- soak for a little while. Also bluing - but you MUST mix it up in a bucket first. If you just pour it in, it will stain. Only a few drops to a bucket of water.

  • Wash 2 at a time in your washer. Wash in cold water. 1/2 the recommended amount of laundry detergent. I toss in about a 1/3 cup of baking soda. NO FABRIC SOFTENER. Use vinegar instead in the rinse cup. Then set in the sun between beach towels or old sheets to dry, turning often so they dry quicker. Then pop in dryer on fluff setting, no heat, to plump them back up. If you have felted wool dryer balls, use them, perfect for this.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jun 01, 2019

    Spritz with lemon juice or peroxide and let them dry in the sun. Not much else you can do. Down doesn't do well once in the washer. Weird since it's duck feathers. Always use actual pillow covers under your pillowcases so all you ever have to do is remove those and wash them.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 12, 2018

    Hi there, soak first, then use a hot wash and bio Powder.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Oct 29, 2018

    I wash mine in a cold wash with liquid detergent (I turn off the machine after it's full so pillows absorb water then I restart it to continue the cycle). Once done, I air dry them outside in the sun by placing them on lawn chairs that have open grid-type seats for airflow. This helps with faster drying time turning them over multiple times helps too, then put in the dryer to fluff feathers. It's not a quick process,