Fully Laundered: Men’s Underwear Care & Feeding Tips
We searched the world over to find the highest quality, greatest looking, best fitting men’s underwear, and we know you want to keep the colors bright, the waistbands tight and the stains out of sight. The easiest thing: Read and follow washing instructions on the manufacturer’s tags. Below are some more tips to help keep your down-under tip-top.
Stain Removal Guide
(excerpt from ClothingDictionary.com - http://www.clothingdictionary.com/)
Treat stains promptly. Fresh stains are easier to remove than old ones.
Read and carefully follow package directions when using any stain removal product.
Always test stain removers on an inside seam or other hidden part of garment for color fastness. To test, apply product and let stand 2-5 minutes, then rinse. If color changes, do not use product on garment.
When using a bleach, do not try to bleach just one area of garment; bleach the entire garment to prevent uneven color removal.
When treating, place stained area face down on a clean paper towel or white cloth. Apply stain remover to the underside of the stain, forcing stain off the fabric surface instead of through it.
Do not mix stain removal products together. Some mixtures, such as ammonia and chlorine bleach, can produce noxious fumes.
Always launder washable items after treating to remove residues of the stain and the stain remover.
Do not machine dry stained clothing before the stain is completely removed. The heat of the dryer can set the stain, making it permanent.
Fresh protein stains can often be removed by just soaking and agitating in cold water before washing. If hot water is used first, it can cook the protein, causing coagulation between the fibers in the yarns of the fabric, making the stain more difficult to remove.
Soak in cold water using a detergent or enzyme presoak product for about 30 minutes. Soak old stains for at least several hours.
Launder in warm (not hot) water, rinse, and inspect. If stain remains, soak an additional 30 minutes, then rewash. (Never put a stained fabric in a dryer. The heat from the dryer can set the stain.)
If color stain remains, launder using chlorine bleach if safe for the fabric, or with all fabric bleach. However, if bleach is used, rewash to be sure all bleach has been removed because baby's skin is sensitive.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, adding one cup of white vinegar to each laundry load during the rinse cycle breaks down uric acid and soapy residue, leaving under clothes soft and fresh. But, be sure you use white vinegar!