A Laundry at Home. How To Wash Clothes. Advice for Housekeepers 3
A Laundry at Home
How to Wash Clothes
Advice for Housekeepers.
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Knitting collars can be washed and ironed more easily if you sew them to a patch of white fabric beforehand.
Use an ammonia solution (1 part ammonia to 10 parts water) to clean the lining of a men’s hat.
Clean sweat stains off a felt hat with burnt magnesia – rub it into the stain and clean it off with a brush when it gets dry.[/column][/row]
White fur can be cleaned well with starch or semolina. Especially soiled fur should be cleaned with a mix of starch and petrol – rub it in against the grain and clean it off along the grain.
Lightly soiled upper clothes made from fake and natural fur, and raincoat fabrics can be cleaned and washed at home. Here are three pieces of advice on how to clean different fabrics. Clothes made from fake fur.
These can’t be washed because their base shrinks (except for astrakhan). For this reason it is best to bring heavily soiled clothes to a dry cleaner’s. Only the topmost layer of hair can be cleaned at home. Dissolve 2-3 spoonfuls of neutral washing powder in a liter of warm water (35-45°C) and make it foam. Hang the fur coat on a padded hanger and carefully spread it over the hair without wetting the base. Clean the remainder of foam with a slightly damp cotton cloth. Read more…