In order to use all the best linen characteristics, to enjoy the longevity and quality of products, it is necessary to know the main details and tricks how to take care of linen items.
Linen can be washed by hands, in the machine or dry cleaning could be applied. Bleaching washing agents are suitable for white linen, but colored linen should be washed with soft washing agents or soft soap. Also bleaching agent which have chlorite are not recommended because they can destroy fabric structure. If the water which is used for washing is lime-water, then we suggest to add softener, especially when washing darker items. Never wash together white and dark fabrics. If you wash products in washing machine, do not overload it and let the linen item to move easily. In other case it can become striped. Please remember, if there are other materials in the linen fabric, then you have to pay attention into the characteristics of these materials when washing the items. Both, washing by hands and in the washing machine, the products must be rinse carefully.
The advantage of dry cleaning is that you got the items carefully ironed. We recommend the dry cleaning for curtains and roman blinds in dry-cleaner’s – you will avoid the shrinkage of items.
If any kind of stain appeared on the fabric, you can eliminate it by using detergent, but first of all try it on invisible part of garment. Let the detergent soak into the fabric, keep for two-three minutes and wash. If the detergent didn’t leave any visible changes, didn’t bleach the color, then you can use it for the garment. In no case use the detergent in washing machine.
The drying could be done in the machine and in natural way. Linen will be crumpled after washing, so the washed and easily wringed out fabric should be properly hanged. As linen is drying very well, it is very important not to let it dry too much because it will be hard to iron it.
The best way to iron linen products when they still a little bit damp: first of all it will be easier to iron and no additional dampness will be needed. It is recommended to iron the wrong side of fabric – you will protect linen from smoothness, shining and color fading. Use the hot iron (3 dots) with steam to iron the creases. Leave linen items a little bit damp after ironing and hang them in cool, dry and well ventilated room. Let the items to dry completely.