I was given some beautiful vintage linens that I wanted to use for an upcoming table. But, there were a few stains and they were just overall dingy.
I had heard of Oxi Clean and I thought I would give it a try.
I decided to try the power paks. They dissolve right in the water as soon as you drop them in. Run the hotest water your fabric can tolerate and swish the power pak around till dissolved.
Put your linens in and swish often. Changing the hot water and using another power pak if needed. The directions said to soak 1-6 hours. I changed the water once and soaked mine 24 hours.
Here you can see the water is dirty. Right about here I changed the water.
After I was done soaking them, I filled the sink back up with cool plain water and swished them around to rinse. Then I squeezed them out and put them on a towel like this.
I rolled the towel up and pressed the water out of the linens. Then I hung them to dry.
Last, I pressed them with a hot iron. I was really surprised the napkins with the crocheted edging were this fabulous peachy/pink shade. All of the linens got very clean and I didn't see any stains. I give Oxi Clean a thumbs up! It works great.
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