Mercerized cotton is a fabric made from a blend of natural cotton and rayon, which is soft, comfortable, smooth and delicate. In order to maintain the quality and extend the service life of mercerized cotton clothing, the following are the correct methods to clean and maintain mercerized cotton:
1. Read the washing label instructions before cleaning: Before washing mercerized cotton garments, be sure to carefully read the instructions and recommendations on the care label. Different fabrics and garments may have different washing requirements.
2. Classified washing: Classify and wash mercerized cotton clothing according to color and texture to avoid mixed washing that may cause staining or pilling. Be careful to wash separately from other rough materials such as zippers, hooks, etc. to avoid damage.
3. Hand wash or gentle washing: It is recommended to wash mercerized cotton clothing by hand or choose the gentle washing mode of the washing machine. Use warm water (30-40 degrees Celsius) and a mild laundry detergent, and avoid using bleach or strong detergents.
4. Avoid soaking for too long: When cleaning mercerized cotton clothing, avoid soaking for a long time to prevent fabric damage and deformation. Dry as soon as possible after washing.
5. Gentle handling: During hand washing, gently rub the garment with your hands and avoid pulling or rubbing the fabric hard. For special stains, you can use an appropriate amount of laundry detergent or bleach for spot cleaning, but remember to test on an inconspicuous area first.
6. Avoid drying at high temperatures: Mercerized cotton clothing should not be directly exposed to the sun, nor should it be dried at high temperatures. You can dry the garment with the wrong side facing up to avoid direct sunlight, or choose a ventilated place to dry naturally.
7. Ironing precautions: Before ironing mercerized cotton clothing, make sure the fabric is dry. Use low temperature or an appropriate iron temperature, and place a clean cotton cloth between the mercerized cotton fabric and the iron when ironing to avoid direct contact with the iron.
8. Storage points: When storing mercerized cotton clothing, it is best to fold it neatly and place it in a ventilated and dry place. Avoid contact with sharp objects to avoid scratching or stringing.
Note: The above methods are only general guidance. Specific cleaning and maintenance methods need to be determined according to the specific requirements, frequency of use and degree of stains of mercerized cotton clothing. . If you encounter special fabrics or complex stains, it is recommended to ask a professional laundry shop to handle it.