In the conditions of the Russian climate, you can not do without woolen things. In addition, things made of natural wool are not only warm, but also very beautiful and comfortable. And if you want your pulver or dress from wool to serve you for a long time, you need to be able to wash them correctly.
In order for things from clean wool to sit down, retain their shape and spools do not appear on them, the temperature of the water for washing should not exceed 40 ° C. However, if you want to accommodate woolen gloves or socks, you can wash them at a temperature of about 60-70 ° C. For washing use special synthetic detergents and washing powders. You can also use high -quality shampoo, however, get ready for the fact that you will have to rinse the thing for a long time. Since keratin, which consists of woolen fibers, is quickly destroyed under the influence of alkalis, you should not use alkaline detergents designed to wash cotton and linen tissue. When using them, woolen things lose their luster and become less durable.
Soak woolen things for no more than 10 minutes and washed in a large amount of water for no more than 5 minutes. When washing, you can not rub woolen things, as well as squeezed and twisted strongly, since they can lose shape and stretch out. With the last rinse to the water, add a special air conditioner for wool – this will retain the softness of the thing.
If you wish, you can wash a woolen thing in a washing machine in the “delicate washing” mode, but if the thing is very thin and delicate, it’s better not to take risks. Some woolen things can not be washed at all and to remove pollution, you should use dry cleaning services. On a tag attached to the back of the product, you will find all the necessary information on how to care for it, at what temperature it can be washed and ironed.
If the woolen thing is very contaminated, it must be soaked in water temperature water, after adding 2-3 tablespoons of ammonia per 10 liters of water to soften 2-3 tablespoons. After one and a half to two hours, you can start washing by adding a washing powder or soap foam to the water. To enhance the detergent effect, you can add table salt to the washing solution for washing.
If there are fat spots on things, they must be soaked in a stronger solution of powder for 30 minutes, then rinse first in warm and then in cold water.
If the color of the woolen thing is unstable, it is recommended to add a little vinegar to the washing solution before washing – this will fix the color. You can refresh the color of the product and eliminate the smell of sweat by adding 1 tablespoon of drinking soda per bucket of water in addition to the detergent.
In no case can you dry woolen things on a rope – they will stretch out and lose their shape. After washing, woolen things must be carefully laid out on the table or any other horizontal surface, losing a terry towel.
It is recommended to iron woolen things from the wrong side, through moisturized fabric at temperatures not exceeding 165-190 ° C.