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Can my greying bras be revived?

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LakeFlyPie Wed 12-Oct-11 21:23:52

I have a few nursing bras which are distinctly grey as opposed to the lovely fresh white they once were.
I'd like to try and revive them before I fork out on new ones [skint emoticon]

They are non cotton so need "delicate' care, i.e no boil washing or bleach etc.

I'm wondering whether some bio powder and perhaps a dose of Glo white or whatever the current potion available is would be the best route.

I'd be very grateful for wisdom from laundry savvy folk.


smileitssunny Thu 13-Oct-11 08:56:25

would it be easier to dye them?

AMumInScotland Thu 13-Oct-11 08:58:48

I would try soaking them in some kind of stain remover first, eg Vanish or Biotex, and then have a go with the Glo White - you can buy a version of it that is labelled something like underwear whitener, but AFAIK its exactly the same as the stuff for net curtains!

nannyl Thu 13-Oct-11 09:21:19

id do exactly what u suggest OP and dry outside in the sunshine if we ever have sunshine

BedHog Thu 13-Oct-11 09:26:55

I'd dye them, which is exactly what I did with my greying nursing bras a few weeks ago. Don't choose black though, as the straps and side panels don't absorb dye as well as the cups do, and will end up brown. Some I dyed purple have ended up purple/lilac and look quite good. Machine dylon is about £5 per pack, but their hand dyes are cheaper.

LakeFlyPie Fri 14-Oct-11 11:28:53

Thanks for your replies.

Have got a packet of whitener stuff and if that doesn't give desired result will have a look at dyes, thanks for the not black tip, brown /black underwear isn't the look I'm after grin

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