The Right Way To Care For Cotton

Clothing that is made from cotton is comfortable and breathable. These are some tips for caring for cotton.

Washing Cotton Clothing
Most cotton can be washed in a washer machine but there are some things to keep in mind. Cotton should be washed in water that is warm or cool. Linen and cotton undergarments should be washed at a hot temperature to kill any germs. Fabric softener should not be used on the cotton.

Drying Cotton
Clothing made from cotton can be dried by the air or in a dry. When drying the cotton items by air make sure they are flat so they can keep their shape. When drying cotton in a dryer set it to tumble dry and the heat to moderate to low. Do not put them on high as this can cause the clothing to shrink.

How to Iron Cotton
If a cotton item needs to be ironed be sure to check the tag first. Most cotton items cannot tolerate high heat settings. Turn the item inside out when ironing. This will help avoid damage. A clothing steamer can also be used to remove any wrinkles.

Stain Removal in Cotton
Things happen and the cotton may end up with a stain. A person can use a stain remover or a stain removal pen to remove the stain. The removal item should be color-safe. The clothing can be washed right away. Liquid detergent should be applied to the stain and the stain should then be gently rubbed. After washing the stain should be out of the item. White vinegar is great at removing stains. A cup of white vinegar can be added to the washer machine and then the clothing can be washed. White vinegar can also be made into a paste. The vinegar can be mixed with baking soda and put on the stain. It should be allowed to set and then washed.

These are some basic tips for caring for cotton. Cotton clothing can last a long time and stay looking good if a person takes the time to care for the fabric properly and prevent stains and the fabric from shrinking.