Menswear: Help - stains and washing disasters


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jacko198
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345 posts since 23/10/09

posted 29 Jul 2019 16:56, edited 29 Jul 2019 16:56
Can you use those dylon pods for anything other than solid coloured garms? What would happen to screen dye or coloured embroidery?
illwill
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3974 posts since 17/5/04

29 Jul 2019 17:18
Only adhears to absorbant fibres. If the embroidery is nylon or similar then you'll be fine.
1234589
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900 posts since 1/6/10

5 Jan 2020 12:10
Washing machine broke a few weeks ago mid-wash, everything in at the time now has that funky mildew smell from being left damp for too long.

Tried washing them since with white vinegar and soaking with soda crystals but neither has got rid of the smell once they dry. Any other suggestions or is the smell here to stay?
swede
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8601 posts since 21/3/09

5 Jan 2020 14:30
hot wash required surely. 60 degrees. kill the bacteria
m15try
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1228 posts since 18/8/09

5 Jan 2020 15:28
90 degree wash with bleach in the drawer. Extra rinse cycle
Ulster_Blue
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5287 posts since 16/7/06

5 Jan 2020 15:45
olive oil on a marl grey jumper. anything i can do?
Superprecise
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2147 posts since 16/7/11

5 Jan 2020 16:17
Ulster_Blue wrote: olive oil on a marl grey jumper. anything i can do?

I can't guarantee it in your case of course but i've found this product to be exceptional for lifting oil from clothes:

https://www.lakeland.co.uk/24040/K2R-Dry-Clean-Stain-Remover-Spray-100ml
blackham
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1774 posts since 17/7/13

5 Jan 2020 16:21
any recommendations for products that can 'whiten whites' - have tried soaking in bleach, but hasn't really worked. Old t shirts from a shit shared house washing machine have started to dull in colour.
Bails78
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631 posts since 6/1/08

5 Jan 2020 16:58
blackham wrote: any recommendations for products that can 'whiten whites' - have tried soaking in bleach, but hasn't really worked. Old t shirts from a shit shared house washing machine have started to dull in colour.

Try putting a cup of Baking Soda in the drum on a 40° wash or above.
YLAup
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5302 posts since 5/9/11

5 Jan 2020 17:20
Ulster_Blue wrote: olive oil on a marl grey jumper. anything i can do?

Cover immediate area in talc (as long as garment is completely dry) for about 20 mins, then brush off with the sleeve. Should have completely absorbed the excess oil
TCB
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4168 posts since 5/7/11

5 Jan 2020 19:32
Ulster_Blue wrote: olive oil on a marl grey jumper. anything i can do?

Drop of washing up liquid on the oil mark and just rinse that spot through with luke-warm water. This worked a treat on my Norse hoody which got splashed a bit of chilli oil on it's first wear.
1234589
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900 posts since 1/6/10

9 Jan 2020 14:20
swede wrote: hot wash required surely. 60 degrees. kill the bacteria

Cheers this did the trick! Couple of black t shirts are now pretty faded though despite using woolite Cry