care tips

Follow these tips and tricks to save time and money, and keep your cotton looking its best.

How to Remove Blood Stains

1) Brush the stain well with either a toothbrush or your fingernail to remove the surface deposit.

2) Pretreat/soak in cool water with a laundry product containing enzymes, such as SHOUT® TRIGGER Triple-Action Stain Remover.

How to Get Gunk Out (i.e. gum, tar, etc.)

1) Apply a piece of ice until the gunk hardens. 

2) Scrape it off with a butter knife.

3) Dab on clear dish soap and rinse with a damp cloth or pretreat with a stain remover.

4) Wash as directed.

How to Remove Yellow Underarm Stains

1) Rinse stains for 15 seconds with cool water to dilute trapped salts and acids.

2) Work in some enzyme-containing liquid laundry detergent and let it sit for 15 minutes.

3) Wash the shirt in the hottest water that is safe for the fabric with fabric-safe bleach.

How to Remove Red Wine Stains

1) Immediately blot with damp cloth, using club soda if available.  

2) Stain treat as soon as possible and wash normally. Do not dry until stain is removed.  

3) If still the stain persists, try hydrogen peroxide, OxiClean™ or a Wine Away-type product on the stain and repeat wash.

How to Remove Vodka and Gin Stains

1) Mix one Tbsp. of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol.

2) Using a dry cloth, dab the mixture onto the spill.

How to Remove Ink Stains

1) Lay ink-stained shirt flat on table and place white paper towels underneath and inside the shirt. 

2) Apply rubbing alcohol (90% ideal) to the stain and blot with cotton pad or paper towel until no more ink comes off. 

3) Immediately rinse in cold water after blotting.

4) Wash regularly in low temperature settings.

How to Remove Wax Stains

1) Place wax paper over the hardened deposit and run a WARM iron over it with the stain facing down. 

2) Move the wax paper periodically to a fresh section. You may have to scrape the wax off as you go. 

3) Once you pull off the paper, the wax should come right out with it. 

4) Follow with detergent treatment and wash as directed.

Get the Whitest White

To keep your cotton glowing white and odor free, use bleach as often as necessary. Clorox® is safe for white cotton products when used properly. If the care label recommends a color safe or non-chlorine bleach, try products such as WhiteBrite™ and OxiClean.™

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