How to whiten tulle: a brilliant green life hack that will amaze you
The tulle looks elegant and minimalistic, but it is a lot of work to wash it. The thin and delicate fabric gets dirty too quickly, and it can be damaged with frequent washing cycles.
A somewhat unusual way to whiten organza, nylon, and voile tulle with brilliant green is gaining popularity online. However, it should be used very carefully because users' opinions are divided: some write that the life hack really works, while others warn that this method is rather dubious. Whether or not to use brilliant green as a bleaching agent is up to you. If you're willing to take the risk, OBOZREVATEL publishes step-by-step instructions.
Before the bleaching procedure, remove the tulle from the curtain rod and shake off the accumulated dust. If there are pronounced stains on the fabric, you should wash it by hand with detergent. Just soak the tulle in cool soapy water for at least 30 minutes.
The necessary ingredients for bleaching:
- brilliant green
For your convenience, we publish step-by-step instructions.
Step 1. Pour 500 ml of water into a container. It should be at room temperature: not cold and not too hot.
Step 2. Add brilliant green to the water. It is important to observe the correct proportions. Experts say that 25 drops of the product are enough. Mix thoroughly.
Step 3. Strain the solution with cheesecloth. This is a very important nuance. If not done, the brilliant green can stain the tulle and it will be difficult to wash it afterwards.
Step 4. Pour the solution obtained after straining into a container with 5 liters of water at room temperature and soak the tulle in it. You do not need to keep the fabric in water for too long as five minutes is enough. Turn the tulle over two or three times to bleach all sides of the product.
Step 5. Finally, rinse the tulle in cool water.
By the way, you can freshen up the tulle with ordinary salt. This method is safer. The proportions should be clearly calculated: 1 tablespoon of baking soda should be added to 1 liter of water. If the curtains are very gray or greasy, you can take 2 tablespoons per 1 liter. Read more about this life hack in the article.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about an interesting Chinese method that will return whiteness to tulle.