Arm & Hammer™ Laundry
Proper laundry sorting is important to prevent laundry problems like dye transfers and shrinking clothes. Read and follow care labels.
Wash in hottest water fabric will allow. For white cottons, use hot water. Bright colours in cold. Follow directions on care label.
If uncertain whether the garment dyes are colourfast, find a hidden area of the garment (such as, the inside seam) and apply a “Pre-treatment concentration” of detergent. Allow to sit for 30 minutes and rinse. If colour remains fast, proceed on whole garment.
Treat stains early. Fresh stains are easier to remove than old ones. Always test an inside seam for colourfastness and be sure to read the direction copy on the container.
Some stains may require a commercial stain remover product.
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Colour-safe bleach is the bleach choice for coloured garments. Chlorine bleach for whites. Test garment for colourfastness by dipping a hidden portion of garment in bleach product for a few minutes. Use with hottest water that fabric will allow.
Do not put garments with a stain in the dryer. The dryer heat will set stains and make them permanent. Repeat pre-treatment/washing techniques above. If this doesn’t work, send garment to cleaners. Some stains, however, may be permanent.