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HOW TO BLEACH TULLE - how to wash tulle so that it is snow-white

Thin tulle

  1. Place the tulle in a pillowcase or fabric for washing before washing.
  2. Soak the tulle for a couple of hours in warm (no more than 30-40 degrees) water with a small amount of detergent.
  3. Place the tulle in the washing machine and set the delicate wash mode without spinning at a temperature not exceeding 30 degrees.

Whitening with ammonia and hydrogen peroxide In a bowl of water heated to 60 degrees, add 1 spoonful of alcohol and 2-3 tablespoons of peroxide, mix the solution well. Dip the tulle into it for half an hour. After this time, rinse the fabric well, wring out without twisting, and hang to dry.

I consider this method to be one of the best to restore the original look of the curtains. Kitchenware is the only way I wash.

How to wash tulle

  • To prevent the detergent from clumping onto the tulle, add half a packet of baking soda (250 g) to the water.
  • Soak a cloth and rub it with laundry soap or a gel-like dishwashing liquid.
  • Leave in water for 2-3 hours.
  • Rinse and hand wash with a little washing powder. Or in a washing machine in a delicate wash at a temperature of 30 ° C (you can use the Wool and Silk modes).

The result is always pleasing: the tulle becomes snow-white, there is not even a hint of yellowness.

How to bleach tulle in a washing machine

Air bubble wash effectively whitens nylon. Air and water dissolve and activate the laundry detergent granules. They quickly penetrate the fibers of the fabric and easily remove dirt.

How to bleach tulle with salt and brilliant green

  • Soak curtains in saline solution for several hours. The salt perfectly "pulls out" the dust and gives shine to the veil and nylon.
  • Drain off dirty water and rinse.
  • Wash again in warm water and laundry soap. The tulle will brighten immediately.
  • Rinse under running water.
  • Machine wash the curtains to last.

It is good if your washing machine has the function "Foam in water recognition". It automatically detects the amount of foam generated and, if necessary, initiates an additional rinse cycle.

When you wash the tulle, start the whitening magic.

  • In a bowl with five liters of warm water, add 3 tbsp. l. salt and a few drops of brilliant green.
  • Stir well: the water should have a light turquoise hue. Do not overdo it with the concentration of color, otherwise the tulle will acquire a greenish tint.
  • Place the curtains in the solution and remember them well for 2-3 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly.

You will see, the tulle will become like new.

Salt gives the curtains their elasticity, they crunch in the hands. Zelenka returns to its original whiteness, but with a delicate shade. Instead of brilliant solution, you can paint the tulle with blue. The effect will be the same.

I advise you to starch nylon, veil and organza. Starched curtains keep their shape and wash well. The dust does not penetrate into the structure of the material, but settles on the protective starch film.

How to starch tulle

  • Prepare the paste: 2 tbsp. l. Pour starch with a glass of cold water and stir until smooth.
  • Pour the solution in a thin stream into a pot of boiling water, stirring continuously to avoid lumps forming.
  • When it starts to boil, remove from heat. Strain through a strainer or cheesecloth. Pour this solution into a bowl of cold water, stir.
  • Rinse the tulle, squeeze and hang to glass with water.
  • Iron damp.

How to bleach tulle with peroxide and ammonia

This method is effective for relatively new curtains that do not "suffer" from yellowness or dullness.

  • Soak the cloth to "remove" dirt and dust. Rinse.
  • Then machine wash.
  • Prepare a bleaching solution: add 6 tablespoons of water to a bucket of water. l salt, 50 g of washing powder, 1 tbsp. l ammonia and 1 tbsp. l 3% hydrogen peroxide. Stir to dissolve the powder and salt and soak the tulle for 5 hours, preferably overnight.

You will be surprised: the water will turn black, although the curtains were washed before soaking. The tulle will turn noticeably white.

If the fabric is not very wrinkled, hang it directly on the curtain rod. It will smooth out under its own weight.

How to whiten curtains from yellowness: boric acid "works" by 100%

The old yellowed tulle will find a "second life" in this way:

  • Add a handful of baking soda and a packet of boric acid to the soapy water.
  • Soak the curtains for a day, stirring occasionally in the basin.
  • The water will gradually become contaminated, because the dirt that has been embedded in the fabric "leaves".
  • Then machine wash on a delicate wash.

If you have your own "recipes" on how to make tulle snow-white, let me know. I will experiment with pleasure.

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