How to Clean White Sheets
A lot of fabric care labels discourage washing with chlorine bleach, even on white cotton T-shirts. But, detergent alone is often not enough to thoroughly clean whites. Extensive testing and research show it’s safe to use Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach₂ as directed on many items.
Before you start washing, we always recommend you do either a bleachability or colorfastness test. More information on these tests is included below after the washing instructions.
To Hand Wash:
RinseRinse to remove loose soil.
SoakFully soak sheets for 5 minutes in a solution of 4 tablespoons (60 ml) of Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach2 per 2 L of water.
WashWash as usual with your favorite detergent.
To Machine Wash:
WashStart your normal wash cycle. For best results wash at 40°C. Always check the fabric care label.
Test for bleachability
To make sure the item is bleachable, you can do a quick bleachability test. Make a solution of 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of Clorox®Disinfecting Bleach₂ and 1/3 cup of water. Apply a drop of this solution on a hidden area of the fabric. Rinse after 5 minutes and dry. If there is no color loss, you can safely use liquid bleach on the item as described above.
There are some fabrics and materials that should never be bleached. These include: wool, silk, leather, spandex and non-colorfast items.