Different elements can yellow a fabric. One of them is aging. With the passage of time, the fabric will oxidize and lose color. Store clothes in a very warm place, like a loft, or near an electric radiator, an excess of drying in the dryer, or expose them to sunlight for a long time on a clothesline, can exacerbate the problem.
Fabrics are also affected by the excessive use of detergent or bleach, because they leave residues that are not removed with ease, affecting color. Check the labels to make sure that you use the proper amount of these products. Always separate white clothes from the clothes of color and wash in the hottest water appropriate for the fabric.
“Hard water”, which contains minerals that produce brown or yellow spots or which gives a yellowish tone to the linen, can also be the cause of the problem.
In that case, you are looking for products for softening water. Use a stain remover that is safe for fabrics in order to remove rust. This stain remover is available in products for the home business.
To whiten your pillows covers, first check label on the pillowcase. Some do not mention chlorine bleach. That means that all sorts of those cleaners can be used.
Other tags, on the other hand, specify you can only use non-chlorine bleach. (If you use in chlorine bleach objects, they could acquire a permanent yellow tone). And there are other labels warning that any bleach is safe.
Although chlorine bleach is effective, it can also weaken fabric. Therefore you should use only when it is necessary to whiten a canvas. Oxygenated bleach, also known as bleach for every kind of fabric is softer than chlorine and can be added to the wash whenever you want to clean white clothes. If used regularly, it can help maintain the whiteness. But this will not return one time Miss.
Bleach and products that bring brightness to the clothes are an option for fabrics that cannot be treated with bleach. That kind of products do not eliminate the color. It is without color dyes, which give the appearance of something more white fabric.
If you prefer a natural bleach that is safe for most fabrics, filled a pan with water and put some slices of lemon. Boiling the water and then turn off the burner. He dips the pillowcases in the solution, for an hour, and then wash as usually does.
You can also add half a cup of lemon juice during the cycle of rinsing a medium load of whites.