Tulle is an indispensable element of the interior decor, which can give a room coziness, makes the room lighter. Over time, white tulle can turn yellow or gray even at the most attentive hostess. When the usual strika in a typewriter does not help, but you want to whiten the curtains of this fabric, you can apply "heavy artillery." There are many ways to whiten tulle at home using available tools.
How to whiten kapron tulle?
Capron tulle is a classic version of window decoration. It gives the room an elegant and finished look. Despite the large range of curtains, curtains and tulle in the store, many still prefer the white nylon version. But there is one nuance that depresses the housewives: white tulle gets dirty quickly, burns out from the sun, takes on a grayish or yellowish tint.
In fact, to whiten the tulle at home does not provide much difficulty. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to restore whiteness is to bleach the tulle with salt. You can do this before or after washing. If you decide to whiten it before washing, rinse it in cool water, then place it in a basin and fill it with hot water. Pour into a container of 1 tbsp. salt and a little washing powder. Leave the tulle overnight in the solution, and in the morning rinse with your hands or in a washing machine.
If you have already washed nylon tulle, you can bleach it in the following way: pour hot water into the basin, pour 1 tbsp. salt and place the curtains for 20 min. After squeezing the tulle and hang on the window in a wet state.
Another effective method of bleaching nylon tulle is gargling in a solution of ammonia and hydrogen peroxide. Pour into a basin of hot water, add 1 tbsp. hydrogen peroxide and 2 tbsp. ammonia. Put the tulle in the solution and rinse it well. Do not forget to wear rubber gloves on your hands! In no case do not try to soak the cloth with your bare hands, otherwise you risk a chemical burn. Leave the tulle for 20-25 minutes, then rinse thoroughly in cool water or in a washing machine.
Let's give a second life to the old yellowed tulle
Normal whitening has an excellent whitening effect. Before soaking, wash the tulle in the usual way and soak in a large amount of yogurt for a day. Then, rinse the curtains thoroughly with plenty of water and dry in the sun. This method well whitens old yellowed tulle, though it is not economical. Yes, and yogurt should be natural, without additives. The specific sour smell after such bleaching can be easily eliminated with the help of a wipe with detergent and a fabric softener.
To return the white tulle can use green paint. After washing the curtain, place it in a basin with hot water, pour in washing powder and leave for 2 to 3 hours. Then rinse the tulle in warm water with a couple of drops of green water and 2 to 3 tbsp. salt.
If you bleach tulle for the first time, you can use industrial tools like "Vanish", "Boss", "FrauSchmidt", "LUXUS professional", "Oxi", etc. Dilute the bleach according to the instructions, soak the tulle for 2 to 3 hours, then rinse thoroughly. In this way, you can whiten the tulle only 1 time, then you will need to use other means.
- So that during the soaking the curtains do not absorb dust and dirt, shake them outside before washing;
- If your tulle is too dirty, before washing, soak it overnight in detergent solution with the addition of bleaching agent;
- For washing, bleaching and soaking, use water whose temperature does not exceed 35 degrees. Otherwise, yellowness and dullness can enter and stay forever;
- It is recommended to wash the tulle by folding it to the size of a small rectangle. So the curtains will be without wrinkles that are so hard to smooth;
- When bleaching the tulle, do not rush to iron it - just hang it wet on the window. So it dries faster and smoothes themselves under its own weight of fabric;
- If ironing is necessary, use the minimum temperature, otherwise the tulle may turn yellow.
White tulle is a great way to decorate the interior. But the curtains may turn yellow for several reasons: from the sun, time, soot, dust, grease and improper washing. Yellowed tulle has an unattractive appearance, so you need to whiten it. Make it easy enough, enough to use proven tips.