by Karen Bates
(last updated May 18, 2009)
Over time, you can pretty much count on your white clothes losing their brightness. They can eventually become dull and change color, seeming more gray than white. And, in some cases, your white clothing might change color because they have been washed with loads of dark or brightly colored clothing. All it takes is one accidental wash with a red piece of clothing, and your favorite white tee shirt can come out of the wash pink!
Then there is always the issue of stains on your white clothes. Because a clothing article is white, spots or stains that might not show up otherwise on darker clothes can be obvious. You might worry that white clothing that has been stained can never be worn again.
Your white clothes aren't doomed to remain dull or discolored forever, though. Luckily, there are many ways to restore white clothing. Bring back the brightness of your white clothing by following these tips:
Remember that if a white garment becomes stained, you should try to treat and wash it immediately to avoid permanent staining. If this doesn't work, try one of the above ideas to help you.
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