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Care of specia
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
on care 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
Delicate cycle.
o Use
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. Using fabric softener
helps
prevent pilling.
o Dry small loads. Follow manufac-
turer's
instructions.
o Allow garment
to complete
dry-
ing
cycle,
including
automatic
cool-down
period
before end of
cycle.
o Remove
garment
from dryer
as
tumbling
stops to prevent wrinkl-
ing.
COTTON
KNITS
= Use hot or warm wash and warm
or cold rinse, Regular cycle.
* Check
care
label
before
using
bleach;
add
fabric
softener
to
rinse, if desired.
* LAUNDER
FREQUENTLY.
Heavily
soiled clothes
are more
difficult
to get clean. Old grease
and oil stains may be impossible
to remove.
o 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.
* When
drying
small
loads,
add
several dry bath towels.
* Remove from dryer while slightly
damp.
o Stretch into shape and finish dry-
ing on flat surface.
PLASTICS
Soft, pliable plastics, such as shower
curtains,
window curtains,
mattress
covers,
tablecloths
without
back-
ings,
children's
bibs,
etc., can be
machine
laundered.
Stiff items such
as place mats should be wiped with
damp
cloth rather
than
placed
in
washer.
•To wash:
e Select Delicate cycle.
. Use warm wash and warm or cold
rinse.
. When
washing
shower
curtains
streaked
with soap,
do not add
detergent
to the wash. Use water
conditioner
instead.
To dry:
i,_WARNING
* Use AIR
FLUFF
(no heat) set-
ting.
* 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:
o Wash in small loads to allow cur-
tains
room
to move
freely
in
washer.
p÷rman®nt press
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 the
area has dried rub the area with
bar soap and a little water or use
* Use of liquid
detergent
is sug-
gested.
,, Use warm wash, cold rinse.
Use Delicate cycle.
To dry:
=, Use Delicate setting.
* Tumble for a short time 5 to 15
minutes.
o Remove
immediately
to
avoid
wrinkling.
SLIPCOVERS
Many siipcovers
now have perma-
nent
press
finish
and
should
be
laundered
frequently
in warm water
with a cold rinse.
To wash:
° Use Perm Press cycle.
o Select warm wash, cold rinse.
To dry:
o Use Regular setting.
* Remove
from
dryer
while still
slightly damp.
o Place
on furniture
and smooth
into shape so they dry smooth and
tight.
WOOLENS
'
Not all woolens are washable. Some
woolens have a special finish which
makes it possible
to wash them in
washer and dry them in dryer. Gar-
ments with this special finish wilI be
labeled as "machine
wash and dry."
Follow
garment
manufacturer's
recommendations
on care labels.
items
liquid
laundry
detergent.
Rinse
well and launder as usual.
o 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.
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