A lot of people use the linen fabric and they are used as beddings among others. In order to make use of the bedding for a long time, it is necessary to care for the linens and one of the ways of caring for them is by cleaning them. This is very important.
Linen fabric is a textile that is made with flax. This is a material that is used for garments that are used in the home. It is made from fibers that are gotten from the stems of the flax plant. This is different from cotton which is gotten from bolls that grow around the cotton seeds.
As mentioned earlier, it is very important for linen to be cleaned. Linen is a material which is made from flax and it is a natural fiber that can easily get wrinkled. As a result of this, the linen bedding needs to be dry cleaned after use. While some people prefer to wash their lines, dry cleaning saves a lot of stress. If the line is washed incorrectly, it may lead to loss of crispness and clean finishing.
It is highly advisable to launder the linen immediately after use. Bed linens become soiled when they come into contact with sweat, or urine and in the case of caring for an ill person, it is important to launder the linen immediately. This will prevent germs from getting a foothold.
In order to clean the linen bedding correctly, there are some important steps that should be followed in order to facilitate a long-lasting linen bedding.
Preparation before cleaning
Before cleaning a linen bedding, there are some steps that must be followed. There is a need to check for stains, choosing the right washing powder and making sure that the water temperature is right.
1. How to deal with stains in advance
Before washing your linen, either by hand or using a machine wash or dry cleaning, you need to eradicate all the stains. Stains can include dried sweat, red wine, blood stains, nail polish, and lipstick and so on. It doesn’t matter how the stain got there, you need to wash it off before washing the linen proper.
One way to eradicate stain is by using an excellent pre-wash stain remover or rubbing it with a bar of soap. If the line is old, it is best to dissolve a scoop of detergent, a third quarter of ammonia and oxidizing cleaner. All of these will be soaked in a gallon of hot water and allowed to dry.
2. How to choose the right washing powder
Washing powder is economical and it has a longer shelf life. They are also effective in getting rid of stubborn stains like oil and grease.
The right washing powder must be one that is capable of washing seriously stained linen.
The best washing powder should also be one that is mild and it must be free optical brightening agents which are used to enhance fabric colors. Therefore it is best to use a detergent that is all natural.
Experts have also advised that linen beddings can be washed by detergents which are used to wash baby clothes. The detergent must be fully diluted in the water before the linen bedding is placed in the washing machine.
3. How to adjust the water temperature
There is a saying that the cleaning potential of clothes gets better as long as the water is hot. The best temperature to use for linens when it comes to washing is hot water. This will enable the germs and any heavy soil in the linen to be removed.
Hot water 130 F or 54,5 C. You can easily set this on your washing machine. If you are washing by hand, you need to boil the water at that temperature before soaking the line inside. Don’t forget to remove stains before washing.
There are three ways by which bed linens can be cleaned. They can be washed by hand or by using machine wash or they can be dry cleaned.
1. How to wash by hand:
To get started, a sink or large bucket should be filled with cool water and mild detergent. The line bedding to be gently agitated and then removed from the soapy water. After this, the soapy water should be drained and the sink or bucket is refilled by new cool water which is used to rinse the bed linen until there is no evidence of soap.
2. How to machine wash:
The machine should be washed in lukewarm water and washed in a gentle cycle. The water level can be changed. The gentle cycle of the machine will protect the beautiful and natural fiber of the linen.
3. How to dry clean:
Remember to pre-wash the linen to remove stains and anything undesirable before dry cleaning. The dryer should be placed in low heat. This enables wrinkles to be removed easily. When the linens are damp, the linens should be removed.
How to iron properly after cleaning
The best time to iron a linen bedding is when it is slightly damp. Otherwise, if it is dry, it should be misted with distilled water. Then it should be ironed at 445 degree temperature.
Before using the newly ironed line, make sure it is dry before using to prevent wrinkling.
Actually, there is no need to iron the linen bedding but if you don’t like the wrinkles, you can follow the steps laid out above.
Bed linens are important and they are useful parts of household materials. Fleurdelin is committed to making the best bedding. Even the best bedding needs careful and continuous care so that it can stay in use for a long time. All the steps above will help users of linen beddings to easily and painstakingly care for their linen bedding and they will be able to use them for a very long time.
It doesn’t matter how you prefer to wash your linen bedding, the most important thing is making sure you wash and clean them in the proper way.