Originally Posted by NukeMeSlowly
Since this method calls for hot water, then hot water, and then hot water, any issues with shrinkage? Fading? Bleaching/lost color?
I am primarily concerned with my Jantzens which have a rep for shrinkage (I only wash them in cold water).
Nuke, were you able to get your stain out w/out shrinkage?
Originally Posted by nexus
I would be very surprised to see any real difference in the size or colour of a garment after a single hot water bath, so long as you are diligent about hanging it to dry.
Ah. I always thought hot water was the reason why shirts shrank but you're saying it's heat from the dryer?
Originally Posted by Notreknip
FWIW, the principle method in this thread absolutely blew me away over the course of the weekend. I rescued about 6-7 white shirts that were soon to be garbaged; then after I saw the results, I transitioned to the seemingly risky "colors" with great success.
The whole process amazed me so much I happily told a few friends about it today when they asked how I spent my weekend.
...perhaps the best thing SF has given me thus far.
I'm excited to see other people have had success.
I've a Canali dress shirt with a nasty stain near the 4th button on the front. It wont go away. The material is 70% cotton and 30% seta/silk (se).
Does anyone know if this recipe would ruin my shirt b/c it's not 100% cotton and a hybrid w/ silk??
I'll wait for your replies before trying this.