Washing Coral Fleece Gowns
Treat stains or soiled spots with a drop of dishwashing liquid. Allow the liquid to soak into the stain for 10 minutes, and then blot away as much of the soap as possible with a paper towel to lift the stain. Do not rub the stain because you may spread it or press it deeper into the fabric.
Before you throw your coral fleece bathrobe into the washing machine, check the label. The labels will usually include symbols that indicate washing, bleaching, drying, ironing, and dry cleaning instructions. Follow the washing and drying instructions to avoid damaging your bathrobe.
Place your coral fleece bathrobe in your washing machine. To prevent abrasion with other clothes, it is best to wash fleece items together, combining like colours. Before you begin, set the washer on the gentle cycle. Stronger washing cycles may cause the fleece to form knots. Use only warm, not hot, water, around 40 degrees, on fleece. Add laundry detergent to the washing machine, but do not use a laundry detergent that contains bleach.
Tumble dry your coral fleece bathrobe on the gentle cycle with low heat. Never use a high heat setting on coral fleece bathrobes, as it will damage the fabric. Remove the bathrobe immediately after the dryer stops and fold them to prevent wrinkles. If the bathrobe is too fluffy, lay them on a flat surface and press them down with your hands. Make sure to never iron coral fleece gowns. Irons will melt the synthetic fabric and leave marks on the fleece. If you have the ability and the weather permits, consider hanging your coral fleece bathrobe outdoors to dry for a fresh smell.
Washing Toweling and Velour Gowns
To prolong your toweling or velour bathrobe's life, think of it as delicate fabric. Avoid using harsh chemicals on your toweling or velour bathrobe's . Bleach is usually used as an antibacterial and whitening agent for laundry. While it can be tough on germs, it can be even tougher on your bathrobe.
To maintain the integrity of the fabric, it’s best to avoid using bleach regularly. Bleach actually accelerates the breakdown of the towleing cloth fibre. When the fibres break down, the robe becomes more fragile with each wash. Eventually, the robe will begin to look worn out.
Tip: If you’re trying to remove a stain from your robe, pre-treat it with a stain remover before throwing it into the washing machine.
The soap residue from regular laundry detergents can make the fabric feel harder and stiffer than it actually is. Whenever possible, use a mild laundry detergent to wash your terry cloth robe.
Before you throw your toweling or velour bathrobe into the washing machine, check the label. The labels will usually include symbols that indicate washing, bleaching, drying, ironing, and dry cleaning instructions. Follow the washing and drying instructions to avoid damaging your robe.
Place your toweling or velour bathrobe in your washing machine. To prevent abrasion with other clothes, it is best to wash toweling items together, combining like colours. Before you begin, set the washer on the gentle cycle.
Using the regular cycle to wash your robe is an easy way to wear it out quickly. Instead, use the gentle, delicate, or hand wash cycle to limit the wear and tear of your robe.
The gentle cycle cleans garments using slower spin cycles. This less abrasive method prevents the unnecessary breakdown of fabric.
When washing or drying your toweling or velour bathrobe, always turn it inside out before throwing it into the washing machine
Fabric softeners can make your robes feel extra soft and smooth, but it comes at a price. With regular use, it can reduce the water absorbency of toweling fabric.
Fabric softeners work by coating the fibres of the fabric, so that they feel more plump and bouncy. Over time, the chemical build up can hamper the robe’s absorbency.
You don’t have to give up fabric softeners completely. Here are some things you can do to minimize the long-term effects of fabric softener on your robe:
- Only use fabric softener once a month, or every other wash.
- If you intend to use fabric softener regularly, add a cup and a half of baking soda with each wash. Baking soda helps soften the water and prevents it from making the fabric even tougher.
- To remove fabric softener build up, add a cup of vinegar to the final wash cycle.
The best way to dry your toweling or velour bathrobe is in a dryer. Use the low heat tumble dry setting to get the best results.
Unlike most cotton clothing, towleing does not have the tendency to shrink in low heat. In fact, the low heat prevents it from shrinking and maintains the fabric’s fluffiness at the same time.
Try to avoid drying your robe under the sun. Exposing your toweling or velour bathrobe to the sun’s harsh rays for extended periods can make its colours fade.
Tip: If you have to dry your robe outdoors, use the inside-out technique to protect the outside of the robe from fading. One of the most comforting features of your toweling or velour bathrobe is its natural pile and fluffiness.
Toweling has the tendency to hold its shape. Dry ironing terry cloth will compress the fibres, leaving you with a flat robe.
Tip: If your robe is still wrinkled after washing and drying, you use a steam iron instead of a dry iron.