My Laundry Question
What should I use to get a stain out of my Rayon(95%) and Spandex(5%) dress?
And then how should I clean it after?
Share a Little Background Info
I sat in something at lunch today......I don't know what........and it will not come out with just water or water and soap. I need to know where to begin to get out the stain. Can rayon be washed? What about the Spandex?
Fabric Content of Item (if appropriate)
Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:
Since I don't know the color of your dress or the type of stain, if your dress says it is washable, mix a solution of cool water and oxygen-based bleach (OxiClean, Clorox 2, Country Save Bleach, Purex 2 Color Safe Bleach ) following the directions on the package. Submerge the entire dress and let it soak for 24 hours. Then wash as usual.
Rayon fibers can be weakened by chlorine bleach and Spandex can turn yellow and lose its elasticity. Undiluted bleach should never be applied directly to the fibers. Dilute solutions can be used safely on rayon or cellulosic fibers for stain removal and whitening. However, even dilute solutions will weaken fibers causing them to rip and wear out if used too often.
If the dress says dry clean only, take it to a professional cleaner. Good Luck!