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How to Remove Excessive Towel Lint

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By Chana

My Laundry Question

I bought some new towels and wash cloths and they are dark brown in color and i have washed them a number of times and i still can't use them for the lint that comes from them i have dryed them in the dryer several times but it doesn't help so do you have any advice on how i can get rid of the lint on the towels.

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Lessons Learned

  • don't know what to do.can you help i have tryed washing over and over and using th dryer but the lint just keeps coming back

Fabric Content of Item (if appropriate)

100% cotton and 100% Algodon

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

Excessive lint is not unusual from new towels. It actually shows that you have purchased a higher quality towel that has many threads to the inch. The extra lint is from the weaving process. You are doing the correct thing in washing and drying the towels to release the lint. It may take as many as ten laundry cycles to completely remove the excess.

To speed the process, add 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar to the rinse water. This is help the towels release any detergent build-up and the lint. Do not use a fabric softener in the washer or dryer sheet. These coat the fibers and make them cling to each other.

One final step is to wash and dry the towels; then lay them out flat on a table. Use a sticky lint remover roller over each side of the towel. This will speed the removal of lint.

Good luck!

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