Soaking

 

If an item of clothing is heavily stained it may need soaking before you wash it.

First, make sure that:

  • The colour will not run (check the care label)
  • It is not wool, silk, leather, an article with a flame resistant finish or a garment with metal fasteners
  • The detergent is fully dissolved before you put the garment in the water is not too hot for the fabric or dye
  • The garment is not scrunched up
  • White and coloured articles are not soaked together - especially white nylon you are not using an enamel bath or basin

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