How to Clean White Sheets
A lot of fabric care labels discourage washing with chlorine bleach, even on white cotton T-shirts. But, detergent alone is often not enough to thoroughly clean whites. Extensive testing and research show it’s safe to use Clorox® Bleach as directed on many items.
Before you start washing, we always recommend you do a bleachability test. More information on this test is included below after the washing instructions.
To Machine Wash:
WashStart your normal wash cycle. For best results wash at 40°C. Always check the fabric care label.
To Hand Wash:
RinseRinse to remove loose soil.
SoakFully soak garment for 5 minutes in a solution of 4 tablespoons (60ml) of Clorox® Bleach per 2 L of water.
WashWash as usual with your favorite detergent.
Test for bleachability
To make sure the item is bleachable, you can do a quick bleachability test. Make a solution of 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of Clorox® Bleach and 1/3 cup of water. Apply a drop of this solution on a hidden area of the fabric. Rinse after 5 minutes and dry. If there is no color loss, you can safely use liquid bleach on the item as described above.
There are some fabrics and materials that should never be bleached. These include: wool, silk, leather, spandex and non-colorfast items.