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Posted: 9/21/2004 2:09:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 3:13:44 PM EST by EagleArmsHBAR]
how do i wash black T-shirts without them fading? I use Cheer powder soap and hang dry. Anything else I should try?

ETA: any ARFcom women want to do my laundry for me is OK too!
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:12:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 2:13:56 PM EST by MrsGungho]
I know there is a detergent out there that claims to not fade clothes as bad. Not sure what it is. Hang drying will help though.

ETA... cold water wash also
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:14:10 PM EST
Make sure to use COLD water to wash it. Also, use less than half the reccomended amount of detergent.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:15:54 PM EST
pay through the nose for woolite dark (ps I'm a boy)
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:17:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By cat_aclysm:
Make sure to use COLD water to wash it. Also, use less than half the reccomended amount of detergent.




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But if they recommend a whole cup, won't TWO cups get things REALLY clean?


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Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:20:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By cat_aclysm:
Make sure to use COLD water to wash it. Also, use less than half the reccomended amount of detergent.


+1
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:26:45 PM EST
I am an old Fart who has been doing his own laundry since 1972.I may be wrinkled but I am clean!
If they recomend a cup of detergent 2/3 will probably work fine unless your water is really hard or you work factory floor or construction .Extra dirty stuff should be done by itself.Short cycle is better for stuff that isn't horrible dirty too.
The sun will fade dark stuff (and also help bleach out light stuff) if you leave it hanging all day or longer
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:28:13 PM EST
+1 to the above and:

don't wash them with any clothes that are lighter than the color BLACK.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:31:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 2:31:42 PM EST by irish007]

Originally Posted By MrsGungho:
I know there is a detergent out there that claims to not fade clothes as bad. Not sure what it is. Hang drying will help though.

ETA... cold water wash also





Is it the new Woolite for Blacks?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:45:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By irish007:

Originally Posted By MrsGungho:
I know there is a detergent out there that claims to not fade clothes as bad. Not sure what it is. Hang drying will help though.

ETA... cold water wash also





Is it the new Woolite for Blacks?



If I am not mistaken, it is Cheer or Tide or both that have the color guard.

Wash Seperately. Gentlest cycle possible according to how dirty it is.
Cold Water
Hang to dry. Do NOT hang in direct sunlight!
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:07:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 3:08:28 PM EST by diabolical_chicken]

Originally Posted By irish007:


Is it the new Woolite for Blacks?



im sorry, for some reason this cracks me up


Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:14:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By irish007:

Originally Posted By MrsGungho:
I know there is a detergent out there that claims to not fade clothes as bad. Not sure what it is. Hang drying will help though.

ETA... cold water wash also





Is it the new Woolite for Blacks?



I am thinking the same as Ogre.. cheer or tide has color guard now. But yes woolite has the for blacks too, but I have never used any of them
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:10:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 6:12:11 PM EST by Bucko]

Originally Posted By ajm1911:
pay through the nose for woolite dark (ps I'm a boy)


Just use liquid dish soap instead of Woolite - it's basically the same thing.

It's not the detergent that fades colors it's the chlorine used by water treatment plants. Color Guard neutralizes the chlorine so either use that or wash your clothes in bottled water. If you're really worried let the detergent (with Color Guard) mix with the water before you add the black/dark clothes.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:12:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By diabolical_chicken:

Originally Posted By irish007:


Is it the new Woolite for Blacks?



im sorry, for some reason this cracks me up





Yeah, I know. But that's what the product is and I forgot the proper name..oh well!
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