- MancheIf your grandmother reads and tells you that only lazy people have a question “how to wash tulle in a washing machine”, then you can safely say to her that her experience is already irrelevant. Modern machines erase any delicate fabrics: silk, wool and even high-tech, membrane.
But, no matter how smart the machines are now, there are still some nuances and it is necessary to find out about them in advance, so that as a result there would be no shame in front of my grandmother who warned you! The process of washing the tulle in the washing machine - the machine is somewhat different from the manual.
General Tips for Tulle Care
Did you know that tulle was invented back in the Middle Ages, in France? Then the fabric was available only to the rich aristocrats in the form of decorations for windows and canopies on the bed. The rest of the people were content with only modest collars and cuffs.
Imagine what an important aristocrat you would have had the reputation of in Paris if you have tulle in three rooms, and also not quite clean? But, jokes, jokes, and wash them right.
The cost of good curtains is quite high, so you should try to maximize their life. So, what to do and how to wash the tulle, so that it was white?
- Regularly wash the curtains, since textiles, which are cleaned once a year, slowly but surely become permanently gray and yellow. Then bring this shade - almost unreal.
- If you have tulle hanging in the kitchen, which means increased fat and soot subsidence, then you need to wash it at least once a month. In other rooms - once every three months will be quite enough.
- You should not vacuum such products, as it is highly likely to leave a clue. And they are very visible on the transparent fabric and hopelessly spoil the overall picture.
- Hooks for cornices are better for picking up plastic, since metal tend to rust, especially, tulle is hung on windows not in a dry state, but in a wet one.
- It is advisable to slightly starch the cloth with each wash, because it does not allow the dirt and dust to penetrate deeply, while washing the grayness departs very quickly, because it did not penetrate into the structure of the fibers.
- You can not use aggressive bleach containing a large percentage of chlorine, because the wear of the fabric will be too fast.
- Ironing curtains is not recommended. If they are hopelessly crushed, it is better to soak them for a long time, then wash and hang to dry in the wet. If this did not help, the ironing mode is the lowest, through the fabric and with steam. Why is it not desirable to iron? Because they turn yellow or gray from exposure to high temperatures.
These are some simple recommendations. If you follow them, then the thing will serve you not for years, but for decades. And now let's deal with the washing, since this is the most important point
Preparing for washing in a typewriter
- First of all, the curtain must be thoroughly brushed off the dust. It is advisable to do it on the balcony, as it will be quite a lot, and it will settle on the walls and other interior items. And soaking the dusty cloth is not good, since the fabric is then washed out worse.
- Inspect the tulle and check for stains. If they have a place to be, then use special stain removers, moreover, before you start the main wash.
- Curtains of such materials are very fond of soaking. Therefore, you can soak them beforehand in a basin with a small amount of detergent and salt, in proportion:
1 liter water - 1 teaspoon salt + 1 teaspoon powder
Salt is needed to soften the water, and in soft water it is mudleaves much better and foaming will be just wonderful.
It is believed that salt has the ability to bleach. But, in fact, this is not at all the case: the effect of clarification occurs due to the fact that in soft water, softened with salt, the powder acts much better and penetrates deeper into the fibers of the fabric.
- Presoaking time is one hour, but the dirtier the tulle, the longer it should be kept in water before washing. Therefore, it is best to use a basin, more economical. The soaking process in the typewriter – the automatic machine also pulls electricity, just like a normal mode.
At what temperature wash the tulle
The main enemy of the snow-white curtain is hot water, therefore, remember once and for all that the temperature of washing is tulle from 35 to 40C.Neither higher nor lower.
If you wash in hot water - get the opposite effect, the fabric will turn gray. And, if in a very cold one, then it is simply badly washed out.
There are exceptions to the rule: tulle, made from natural fabrics, and not synthetic. Such curtains will withstand a higher temperature, about 60 ° C.But, by and large, there is no difference, 40C or 60C, therefore, for convenience, it is better to use one formula.
The correct washing mode in an
typewriter. Choose any mode for delicate washing without spinning, in any modern typewriter there are some.
They are called, of course, differently. There is simply “for hand washing”, there is “for tulle”, there is for wool and silk. Any of them will do. At the same time, remember that you do not need to choose the “soak” function, since it is better to do it separately and in advance.
The main thing is the absence of high revolutions, since this will tear the thin fabric. And without wringing, since, to look at tulle with an iron - this means inflicting extra heat on him.
Permissible detergents and what fabrics are
You can wash the tulle in the machine with any detergent without a lot of chlorine, but still pay attention to the fabric. Tulle is more or less delicate, depending on the composition.
The most stress-resistant curtains are made from natural fibers: linen, cotton, even with the addition of synthetics. Silk curtains are more susceptible to destruction by chemistry, but they are so expensive that one expression "silk curtains" is simply from the realm of fantasy for the average person.
But the other types of fabric, from which tulle is usually made, are quite capricious. Organza, kapron, and kisea can simply dissolve and be covered with micro-lesions from chlorine.
Home Whitening Products
How to wash the tulle so that it stays white?
A lot of shopping. All of them are good and quite affordable. But, there are cases when there is absolutely no opportunity to acquire the necessary chemistry. Suppose your curtains are in a rural house, from where civilization is rather far away, or today there is not a single penny, and tomorrow guests will descend.
Anything can happen, because it never hurts to have in the arsenal a couple of proven recipes from improvised means. And what is the substance in the trend of grandmothers? Of course soda!
Wow, how they adore her! And her teeth are whitened, and the dishes are cleaned, and the face is scrubbed and her favorite curtains are refreshing. In fairness, the result will not be as noticeable as from the use of special chemistry, but, on bezrybe and cancer fish, you know. So. ..
To whiten soda tulle, you must soak it in a solution with a proportion:
1 liter of water + 1 tablespoon of soda
There is another great tool that greedy grandmothers use instead of blue and it is a little green. Yes, it is the green, do not be surprised. Apply it as follows:
In a basin with warm water, 1-2 drops of this wonderful-means are dripping, stir and immerse the fabric there. The solution should be slightly slightly greenish, and if you exceed the proportions, then your tulle will be fun-emerald, but not white. But then, if you do everything right, then you will have a wonderful result. Curtains, really, will look snow white.
Also, do not discount bluing. Of course, it’s impossible to call it an improvised remedy, since, to begin with, this substance must also be tried to find. But, if you have it on the farm, be sure to use it, relying on the instructions. And the general proportion for tinting blue is such that it is exactly white:
0.5 tsp per 10 liters of water
All these recipes are good because they not only save money, but are also safe for allergies and very young children. And in our polluted world - this is a strong enough argument to draw attention to such methods.
How to starch the tulle curtain
As we mentioned above, starch tulle is highly recommended, since it keeps it for many years in a completely original form. And how does this effect come about?
This is because the starch solution, penetrating into the fabric, forms on it the thinnest film, which is a protective barrier for the ubiquitous dust and soot. That is, all these nasty things are deposited directly on the starch, and not on the fabric itself. Therefore, if you are an economical hostess, then by all means use this method, it is really effective!
Starch can only be completely clean and rinsing thing with which the glass is water and it is still wet. That is, you can wash in the car - automatic. Then you make this solution:
2 st. Of starch + 1 cup of cold water.
Stir thoroughly so that there is not a lump left, and pour this mixture into 0.5 liters of boiling water. Stir once more and dissolve in 10 lire rinse water.
We put the curtains in there, soak them thoroughly, carefully pull them out and hang them first, so that the water has a little glass( say, on the ropes above the bath), and then right on the ledge.
We have nothing more to say about how to properly wash the tulle in a washing machine. But, these recommendations are quite enough for a good result, if, of course, they follow