Acetate fabric is washable, although washing by hand or on the gentle cycle of the washing machine is best. Cold water is recommended for this type of fabric due to the higher possibility of dye transfer to which acetate... More »

Acetate fabrics can be machine washed on the gentle cycle in warm water, with a mild detergent, then laid out flat to dry. If stained, rinse first in cold water before washing. Avoid wringing out the fabric if hand washi... More »

Nickel acetate is used as a mordant in the textile industry, a solution for electroplating nickel, a catalyst for hydrogenation and a sealer for anodized aluminum. Nickel acetate serves as an intermediate chemical for ot... More » Science Chemistry Solutions & Mixtures

To use fabric softener, measure the correct amount in the product cap, and pour the product into the fabric softener dispenser on your washing machine or add it directly to the water during the final rinse cycle. Avoid u... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Laundry

Downy balls automatically release fabric softener into a top-loading washing machine during the rinse cycle. Users place a predetermined amount of Downy fabric softener into the ball, close the ball, and drop it into the... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Laundry

Preshrinking fabric ensures it will not shrink after you use it to sew an item of clothing. Sometimes cotton and linen fabric the manufacturer has labeled "preshrunk" continues to shrink. Prevent this problem by washing ... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Laundry

To wash an electric blanket, remove the control pad and external cord, then wash the blanket in a washing machine using a short warm water cycle. Allow the blanket to air dry completely. More »