Launder the clothes as instructed to remove the starch. Additionally, soak the clothes in the washing machine or wash basin for a few minutes before laundering to let the starch soften. Dry and press as instructed without adding starch.Continue Reading
Follow the care instructions particularly for the temperature of the water. Stubborn starch may dissolve easier in warmer water, although most will dissolve in cold as well.
Fill the washing machine, add detergent, and then add the clothes. Allow to soak if possible for a few minutes before agitating or spinning. If hand washing, soak for a few minutes, then launder as usual.
Remove clothes from the washing machine or wash basin, and check to see if the starch has been removed. If you cannot tell when the clothing is wet, allow to air dry completely, and examine clothing again. If satisfied, then re-launder and dry as usual.
Repeat the above steps if all the starch has not yet been removed, using either a longer soak, warmer water or more robust detergent. Another possibility is adding white vinegar to the wash and rinse water. Vinegar is safe for most fabrics and removes odors, film and coatings. Normally, no vinegar smell remains, but if it does, re-launder once to remove.
Color bleeding that occurs during laundering can dye all the clothing in your load of laundry, or it can transfer dye stains on certain articles of clothing. To remove color bleeding on white, colored or print fabrics, you need oxygen-based bleach or white distilled vinegar.Full Answer >
Wash viscose clothing at home by setting the washing machine to the delicate cycle and selecting the cold water wash temperature. Add specifically designated delicate fabric laundry detergent, and run the machine. After the laundry cycle is complete, remove and hang the viscose item to dry. While the item is somewhat damp, iron the apparel on the coolest setting without any steam. Alternately, let the item drip-dry completely, and then steam the wrinkles out.Full Answer >
Most basic laundromats allow customers to wash and dry their own clothing, sometimes with help from an attendant who provides change or sells detergent if necessary. In addition to the standard services, higher-end laundromats often provide cleaning for specialty garments such as wedding gowns, as well as dry-cleaning pick-up and drop-off services.Full Answer >
To keep fabrics from fading, prepare your clothing before washing, and sort items based on color and weight. Use a proper laundry detergent, cold water and a short wash cycle. Line dry clothing wherever possible, or use a low heat setting on your dryer. This process can take up to 90 minutes.Full Answer >