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AuntieMaggie Sun 28-Jun-09 18:48:30

How do you manage to wash your whites and keep them sparkling?

lljkk Sun 28-Jun-09 18:59:47

What I've read before on MN is to wash whites with only other whites, and not too hot; because the textiles were bleached originally (not originally white), so too hot just damages the fabric.

I wash mine in Napisan too (non chlorine bleach).

shoshe Sun 28-Jun-09 19:10:50

I only wash mine with other whites and add Vanish white.

IkeaHighchair Sun 28-Jun-09 19:12:19

I only every wash mine with other whites and don't do anything else that is special to them.

nannyL Sun 28-Jun-09 19:12:39

also dont wash with 'colour' detergent or liquid.

you need a powder that contains optical brighteners (aka bleach)

and drying on the line in the sun helps

navyeyelasH Sun 28-Jun-09 19:35:22

I heard washing with pale yellows?

ChristieF Fri 17-Jul-09 12:33:39

You have to wash white clothes in a white only wash. The temperature also needs to be hot - 60 degrees or over. And you need to use a biological power that has bleach in. I use Tesco Bio Powder and school shirts get comments! Doesn't get out the acrylic paint on three school shirts ruined in Design and Tech lately!!

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