No one likes wearing worn-out clothing where the colour has faded; that’s why it’s essential to look after our clothes for it to remain in good condition. Prevent your dark coloured clothes from fading in the wash with these tips.
How To Prevent Clothes From Fading In The Wash
- Wash in cold water
- Wash inside out
- Use vinegar or salt
- Don’t wash too often
- Dry naturally
Wash In Cold Water
When it comes to washing your dark clothes, always run them through a cold wash with a temperature of 30/40°c to help preserve the fabric’s dye and fibres. Avoid washing at warmer temperatures as the heat will cause the colour to bleed out.
Wash Inside Out
Before washing your dark clothes, turn them inside out. It will help to reduce the friction from rubbing against other clothing which causes fabric fibres to break and will prevent colour fading colour on the outside layer.
Use Vinegar Or Salt
These ingredients come in handy when it comes to protecting the colours of your clothes. Add a cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle or half a cup of salt to the wash cycle.
Don’t Wash Too Often
If your clothes aren’t visibly dirty or smelly, there’s no need to wash them. Most clothing pieces can be worn a few times before washing anyway. Check out how often you should be washing your clothes. For clothes that don’t need frequent washing, spot clean them if you notice a bit of dirt after 1-2 wears.
To preserve the colour after washing, it’s best to naturally air dry your clothes by hang dry or dry flat, away from direct contact of the sun.
By following these tips, you can be sure to keep the colours on your clothes from fading in the wash and lasting years to come. If you require a professional laundry or dry cleaning service that collects and delivers to your door, book a collection with Laundryheap.