How to wash linen ?
Linen Stain Removal Chart
Always follow CARE labels.
If you are going to launder, follow these instructions for removing stains.
Hold stain against towel, spray closely from behind with aerosol hair spray. Ink should transfer to towel
Soak in cool water. Re-wash with stain remover. Launder using chlorine bleach (if safe for fabric) or oxygen bleach.
Immediately rinse with cool water. For dried stains, soak in warm water with a product containing enzymes. Launder.
Scrape off as much as possible with dull side of knife, then iron between absorbent paper, changing paper until wax is absorbed.
Pre-wash with product containing enzymes in warm water or treat with pre-wash stain remover. Launder.
COLLAR, CUFF SOIL
Pre-wash with stain remover, liquid laundry detergent or paste of granular detergent and water. Launder.
Pre-wash with stain remover, liquid laundry detergent or paste of granular detergent and water or rub with bar of soap. Launder.
Soak in a product containing enzymes for at least 30 minutes (hours for aged stains). Launder.
Pre-treat with liquid laundry detergent. Launder. For heavy stains pre-treat with pre-wash stain remover. Allow to stand 5 to 10 minutes. Launder using an oxygen bleach.
Soak in product containing enzymes. Launder.
Rinse with cool water.
Soak in product containing enzymes. If stains persist, launder using a chlorine bleach (if safe for fabric) or oxygen bleach.
GREASE SPOTS, OIL
Pre-treat with pre-wash stain remover or liquid laundry detergent. For heavy stains, place stain face down on clean paper towels. Apply cleaning agent to back of stain. Replace paper towels under stain frequently. Let dry, rinse and launder using hottest water safe for fabric.
Use ink eradicator on undyed, untreated linen.
LEMON, LIME JUICE, VINEGAR
Rinse immediately with cool water.
On pure linen, rub with a little salad oil to dissolve lipstick, then launder to remove oil.
Rinse with cool, never hot, water.
Badly mildewed fabrics may be beyond repair. Launder stained item using chlorine bleach, (if safe for fabric). Or soak in oxygen bleach and hot water. Then launder.
Use pre-wash stain remover or rub with bar of soap. If color of fabric has changed, apply ammonia to fresh stains, white vinegar to old stains and rinse. Launder using hottest water safe for fabric.
Cover with salt if stain is fresh, then rinse with cool water. If stain has dried, try club soda.
Treat same as for mildew (listed above).
Scrape residue from fabric. Place stain face down on paper towels. Sponge with cleaning fluid. Replace towels frequently. Launder in hottest water safe for fabric.
Rinse with cool water.
Use club soda.