White things are in every woman’s wardrobe. And if they are not there, then the lady is simply afraid that the linen will very quickly turn gray or yellow. In fact, there are methods to restore whiteness to white things, and not only with the help of store-bought products. Any housewife will have ingredients at hand with which you can prepare homemade bleach. These are ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, potassium permanganate solution, soda. Let’s get acquainted with folk recipes in more detail.
If you are going to use vinegar, you need to know about the insidiousness of this substance. It can both help solve the problem and make it worse. No, it will not make the white thing yellower, but overuse of this ingredient can lead to rapid wear of the fabric.
- To prepare bleach, you need only 1 tablespoon of vinegar essence per 2 liters of water.
- Mix water with acid and put a white thing in it.
- While the product is in the solution, it must be periodically stirred so that the bleach is evenly distributed throughout the fabric. By the way, a pinch of soda in this solution will help speed up the whitening process.
- Take it out after half an hour.
If in general the thing has not lost its whiteness, but yellow or gray spots have formed on the fabric, you can rub them with a napkin soaked in table vinegar mixed with household soap. Do this for at least 10 minutes, and then rinse the product in cool water. After all manipulations, it will need to be washed. Use powder with enzymes for washing.
Soda and ammonia
Baking soda with ammonia and water will help to restore the whiteness of clothes. The proportions are as follows: for 5 liters of water, 5 spoons of soda and 3 spoons of ammonia. Soak the white in the solution for at least 5 hours. For its uniform distribution along all fibers of the fabric, regularly stir the solution.
There is also a recipe for bleaching using only ammonia. Nasathyr in the amount of seven spoons is added to a bucket of water. The water should have a temperature of about 30 degrees. A higher temperature will weaken the whitening effect. You need to soak the thing for at least 3 hours. For a greater effect, you can add laundry soap. Then the thing is rinsed and washed.
These methods are also suitable for bleaching bed linen .
Just three spoons of peroxide for an eight-liter bucket of water or 9 tablets of hydroperite are enough to restore whiteness to things. You should not take more peroxide, as it can spoil the fibers of white fabric and contribute to the dimming of a bright pattern. You need to soak the thing for 40 minutes and periodically turn it over. To make the whitening process faster, it makes sense to hang the product to dry on the balcony directly in the sun.
Oddly enough, the same bright purple solution of potassium permanganate is one of the most effective bleaches. It helps remove yellow stains from white clothes and other impurities. Of course, we are not talking about a concentrated solution. You need enough potassium permanganate so that the water acquires a pink hue. In addition to potassium permanganate, add a handful of washing powder with enzymes to a bucket of hot water. The bleaching procedure is as follows:
- Wash in the usual way.
- Move the item into the previously prepared potassium permanganate solution.
- Cover the container with polyethylene or food film to stop the access of air to the contents of the container.
- Wait for the water to cool completely.
- Rinse in hot water.
- Wash in the machine.
- Dry in the sun.
All of the above means of how to return linen to white things are prepared by yourself. But if there is no time to prepare them, or you need to whiten them in a shorter time, you can always buy bleach in the store.