October 18, 2021 2 min read
Everyone loves the color white. It is a feeling of cleanliness and crispiness while looking at white pieces. We all know that caring for linen pieces, in general, is a task, but how to take care of white linen pieces?
White linen is an extraordinary piece; from bedding to clothes, white linen will always look good. We get asked one question in particular - can I bleach white linen pieces? Well, it depends… Bleach, of course, can clean multiple ‘sins.’ It is a powerful detergent that can make an old-looking thing brand new. While it does wonders to any other materials, it can damage the linen.
When you bleach linen pieces, a lot can happen; it can weaken the fabric or cut down its longevity. When the linen fabric weakens then, it can tear or rip easier. Out of all bleach varieties, do not use chlorine-based bleach on linen. The best way to make sure your bleach is suitable for linen and will not change its color is to test it out on the inside of the fabric to see how it will react. One more thing, do not use bleach out of a bottle; dilute with water, for example, three parts of water and one part of bleach.
If you have white linen bedding and you want to use bleach, yes, you can do that, but be careful. If you are afraid of using chemicals on your linen bedding, here is the golden trick in bleaching white linen bedding is to hang them out in the sun and let it do all the magic for you. It can be a long process, but it sure does the trick; it all depends on the strength of your linen. Before hanging the linen in the sun, make sure the linen bedding is damp but not completely soaked.
If you have white linen curtains - you can bleach them too. You can apply the rules and principles of white linen bedding. One way to replace chemical bleach that is harsh for your linen is to use natural ingredients, like baking soda, lemon juice, and white vinegar mixture.
We do not recommend using bleach for the whitetable andkitchen linen as it is more delicate. The reason being it can irritate the skin because of the chemicals. But if you have some stubborn stains that are hard to remove, you can always try the salt, baking soda, and hot water mixture. It is a safe method and not damaging for linen.
White linen clothes may require more care than any other linen pieces. We prefer to use more natural whitening agents than chemical bleach. As chemicals can weaken clothes, they may not last that long, and you will need to purchase a new one. If you want to keep white linen clothes, then use the methods we talked about earlier.
Having white linen pieces is hard to maintain; of course, the most challenging thing is how to keep wrinkle-free. Linen pieces, in general, have a wrinkled texture to the fabric. For more tips and tricks, check this blog.
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