Nylon is made from petroleum products. It made its first appearance in the 1930s as an alternative to silk. Nylon is a light material that is strong, durable and used to make a variety of items including hosiery, shirts, pants, carpets and bedding. Nylon is a popular choice for items because of its ease of care and maintenance. Even though it is durable, there is still a right and wrong way to care for your nylon items.
Things You'll Need
- Fabric softener
- Dryer sheets
- Clear, mild dish-washing liquid
- Scrub brush
Wash the nylon with a washing machine set on warm.
Add fabric softener to the rinse cycle.
Tumble the nylon dry on a low heat setting.
Add a dryer sheet to the dryer to reduce the amount of static. Remove the nylon from the dryer as soon as the cycle is complete to prevent wrinkles.
Iron the item—if necessary—on a low setting.
Create a cleaning solution with 1/4 tsp. of a clear, mild dish-washing liquid to every 1 cup of warm water.
Saturate a scrub brush in the solution.
Scrub the nylon carpet with the scrub brush. Start at the end farthest from the entrance and work towards the door.
Rinse the carpet by patting with a damp cloth. Allow to air dry.
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