How to Wash New Colored Clothes

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Anyone who purchases new clothes wants those clothing items to remain in like-new condition for a as long as possible. Colored clothes are especially in danger of losing their newness because they can fade and loose color quicker than light or dark clothes. Proper washing and care of those clothes will help you keep your new colored clothes looking new. Here is a guide for washing new colored clothes.

Things You'll Need

  • Laundry detergent for bright colors
  • Washing Machine
  • Read the labels on your new colored clothing. They will tell you whether the item should be washed in a machine or whether it should go to a dry cleaner.

  • For new colored clothes that can be washed at home, you first need to sort them according to color. Bright clothes such as purples, reds, oranges, and bright yellows can be washed together. Bright blues and greens can also be washed together. If you have one item with nothing else to wash it with, consider washing it by hand.

  • Examine your new colored clothing for stains and treat them with a small amount of laundry detergent.

  • Turn your new colored clothes inside out, and put them in the washing machine, Do not over stuff the machine, and wash the items on as gentle a cycle as is necessary to clean your clothes. A gently or medium wash cycle should be sufficient.

  • Wash your new colored clothes in cold water and use a laundry detergent made for bright colored clothes. If your clothes are heavily soiled, consider using color safe bleach.

  • As soon as you new colored clothing is done washing, remove it from the machine. Allowing new colored clothes to sit in a washing machine may cause the colors to leech onto other items.

  • Hang your new colored clothes to dry. Avoid using the dryer if possible because the dryer will cause your clothing to fade faster and also set any stains that you may have missed.

Tips & Warnings

  • You don’t have to wash items every time you wear them. If your clothing still looks and smells clean, hang it up for future wear.
  • Do not leave new brightly colored clothes in the sun to dry for too long as the bright sun will fade the colors.

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