Will bleach damage fine dress shirts? How much should be added to a wash? half a cup? a full cup?
What is the best way to remove stains around the collar? I've tried resolve and sprays and they do not work.
I will give the soap and brush a try. Is a toothbrush soft enough?
most bleaches are basic not acidic. But the result ends up being the same.
I found GBR's comment pretty funny as well. But the upshot is the same, bleach definitely degrades cotton. I'd say the trick would be use minimal bleach and only bleach once every handful of washes to minimize or eliminate the buildup of caustic residue in the fibers of your clothes. I saw a thing on wikipedia about using vinegar to neutralize the bleach but I wouldn't recommend it. Sodium hypochlorite (the primary active ingredient in household bleach) breaks down into toxic chlorine gas when mixed with acids; sure it'll volatilize off your clothes, but then it's in the air you breathe.