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Care of Special Fabrics
GLASS FIBER ITEMS
Some people are very sensitive
to
glass fibers and develop a skin rash
after
contact
with fibers.
Do not
wash glass fiber items in washer.
For best results, follow instructions
O:rlcare label. Most labels today sug-
gest "Hand
Wash--Drip
Dry."
Do not
dry glass
fiber
items
in
dryer.
KNITS
Man-made
acrylic,
polyester,
and nylon knits:
• Use warm water,
cold rinse and
Knit / Delicate cycle.
• Bleach
with
either
chlorine
or
oxygen-type-bleach
as
needed,
following care label.
• Some man-made
knits have a ten-
dency
to "pill"
(small
balls of
fibers on surface of fabric). Turn
garments
inside
out
before
laundering
or place them in mesh
bag.
• Dry small loads. Follow manufac-
turer's instructions.
• Allow garment
to complete
dry-
ing
cycle,
including
automatic
cool down period before
end of
cycle.
• Remove
items from
dryer when
tumbling
stops
to help
prevent
wrinkling.
COTTON
KNITS
• Use hot or wabash
and warm
or
cold
rinse,
Cotton
Sturdy
cycle.
Check
care
label
before
using
bleach;
add
fabric
softener
to
rinse,
if desired.
When
drying
small
loads,
add
several
dry bath towels.
Remove
from
dryer
while slightly
damp.
Reshape
and finish
drying
on flat
surface.
PLASTICS
Soft pliable plastics, such as shower
curtains,
window curtains,
mattress
covers,
tablecloths
without
back-
ings, children's
bibs, foam rubber,
etc. can be machine laundered.
Stiff
items such as place mats should be
wiped with damp cloth rather than
placed in washer.
To wash:
• Select Knit/Delicate
cycle.
• Use warm wash and warm or cold
rinse.
• When
washing
shower
curtains
streaked
with soap, do not add
detergent
to wash.
Use
water
conditioner
instead.
To dry:
• Use Air Only for 20 minutes.
• Add one or two bath towels to ab-
sorb moisture
and help tumbling
action.
SHEER CURTAINS
Most sheer curtains
are made from
nylon or polyester
fibers which re-
quire
special
attention
to prevent
permanently
set wrinkles.
To wash:
• Wash in small i!Loadsto allow cur-
tains
room
to move
freely
in
washer.
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....
• Use of l!iquid detergent
is sug-
gested.
• Use warm wash, cold rinse.
• Use Knit;Delicate
cycle.
To dry:
• Use Delicate cycle.
• Tumble for 30 to 35 minutes.
• Remove
immediately
to
avoid
wrinkling.
SLIPCOVERS
Many slipcovers :now have a perma-
nent
press
finish
and
should
be
laundered
f:requently in warm water
with a cold rinse
To wash::
_
• Use Perrn't Press cycle.
• Select warm wash, cold rinse,
To dry:
• Use Per_'t
Press heat setting!less
dry.
• Remove
from
dryer
while still
slightly damp.
• Place
on furniture
and smooth
into shape so they dry smooth and
tight.
WOOLENS/WOOL
BLENDS
Not all woolens are washable. Some
woolens
haw." a special
finish
or
fiber blend which makes it possible
to machine wash and dry them. Gar-
ments with this special finish will be
labeled
as
"Machine
Wash
and
Dry."
Follow
garment
manufac-
turer's
recommendations
on care
labels.
Care of Permanent Press Items
• LAUNDER
FREQUENTLY.
Heavily
soiled
clothes
are
more
difficult
to get clean.
Old grease
and
oil stains
may be impossible
to remove.
• SORT
CAREFULLY.
Separate
whites
from
colored
clothes,
heavily
soiled_from
lightly
soiled,
and
lightweight
fabrics
from
heavy,
sturdy
fabrics.
• USE ENOUGH
WATER
to allow
clothing
to
move
about
freely.
This
helps
remove
wrinkles
as
well as soil.
• PRETREAT
STAINS
and
heavi-
ly soiled
areas.
Use liquid
laundry
detergent
as a prewash
soil
and
stain remover.
Allow clothing
to
stand
30 to 60 minutes
before
washing.
A non-flammable
dry
cleaning solvent may be used on
the back side of stains. When sol-
vent has dried rub area with bar
soap and
a little water
or use
liquid
laundry
detergent.
Rinse
well and launder as usual.
SOAKING
helps to loosen
soil
and ground in dirt. (See page 4.)
USE correct
water
temperature
and wash
cycle.
(See page
5).
ALWAYS rinse in COLD water.
LIQUID
DETERGENTS
are
especially suited for greasy items.
Follow label directions.
• BLEACHING
directions
on care
labels should be followed,.
• FABRIC
SOI:q'ENER
added
to
rinse water helps reduce wrinkling
and
static
electricity.
Follow
package
directions
or use fabric
softener sheet,:_in dryer.
• TUMBLE
DRY for best results.
I)o
not overcrowd._Use.
AUTO
DRY
or TIMED
DRY Perm't
Press cycle.
• DRY CI_,OTHING COMPLETE-
LY. Take out of dryer when Cycle
Signal sound,;
and dryer stops.
Careful
hangiing or foMing will
reduce the need for ironing but
some garments
may need touch-
up press!ing.
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