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What will happen if I use OxiClean on silk or wool?

I use OxiClean to remove stains (especially pit stains) from shirts made from cellulose or synthetic fibers (so cotton, linen, rayon, poly, etc.). The instructions say not to use it on silk or wool, but they don't say why. What adverse effects will result if I use OxiClean on protein fibers?
posted by mama casserole on Mar 2, 2016 - 6 answers

Rescue my favorite wool sweaters

I tumble air dried (no heat) my favorite merino wool sweaters in the dryer, and now they have weird little (possibly?) synthetic fibers that want to stay in the weave. Best guess is one of the other sweaters in there had a loose weave that wove itself into the wet wool. We are using a sticky clothing roller to get them out but having a devil of a time removing them. How do we get these out? Pic of the situation here.
posted by lieber hair on Dec 20, 2015 - 7 answers

My poor, sad old wool blanket.

I have a wool blanket given to me as a gift as a child. It's about 25 years old and it is AWESOME especially in cold cold winters. Here is the problem; I've abused the poor thing, and probably need to keep abusing it because of my allergies. How can I care for it, but limit the damage further. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jan 1, 2015 - 15 answers

Could I dry-clean this?

I have two sweaters, and while the label on both says hand wash in cold and line dry, could I dry clean them? [more inside]
posted by bookwibble on Dec 15, 2014 - 5 answers

Bad kitty!

Can I launder a wool blanket at home? [more inside]
posted by jamaro on Apr 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Save our sweaters!

Can I unshrink a merino wool sweater? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Oct 2, 2010 - 12 answers

Is there any way to get around hand washing clothes?

I recently bought a beautiful burgundy sweater coat. Unfortunately, I failed to notice the wash & care instructions, which state "Hand wash cold/separately." How exactly does one go about hand washing a large piece of clothing? The tag says "93% acrylic, 5% polyester, 2% wool." Is there any other way I can get this garment cleaned? Would Woolite be an option? Dry cleaning?
posted by invisible ink on Feb 26, 2008 - 13 answers

shrinking wool

ShrinkingWoolSweaterFilter: Ok, so I took a wool sweater, washed it in cold water then let it dry naturally. Result: it shrank! Now, I'm asking something slightly different than what you think I'm asking... [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on May 24, 2005 - 6 answers

The Sweater Song

My favorite sweaters are made of wool. They're dry-clean-only. And they're also stretched out and don't look that great anymore. How can I shrink them just a little bit to get them back to their original size? Oh, and any advice on preventing/removing pilling?
posted by SpecialK on Mar 10, 2005 - 7 answers

Can I hand wash 'dry clean only' wool pants?

I've got several pairs of lightweight wool dress pants from Ann Taylor. They are marked dry clean only. Suppose I hand-wash these pants in cold water and lay them flat on a towel to air-dry. Will the laundry gods punish my impudence?
posted by naomi on Feb 14, 2005 - 12 answers

Can I handwash my merino wool sweater?

Can I handwash my merino wool sweater? [mi] [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Nov 29, 2004 - 17 answers

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