Stain Removal From Nylon Fabric

Written by melissa lewis
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Nylon is a synthetic, durable fabric used to make pantyhose, windbreakers and other garments. They are generally easy to wash and dry quickly. Nylon fabric is best washed separate from your other types of garments, in cold water and set on permanent press; however, read the fabric's label for specific washing instructions. If you get a stain on your nylon fabric, don't fret. Most stains can easily be removed, especially if treated right away.

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Things you need

  • Petroleum-based pretreatment solvent
  • Colour safe bleach
  • Pre-soaking detergent
  • Oxygen bleach

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  1. 1

    Spray a petroleum-based pretreatment solvent, such as Shout or Spray n' Wash on stains, including oil stains. Rub it in gently and wait one to five minutes, or as indicated on the label, before washing.

  2. 2

    Wash the nylon according to manufacturer directions. Use a colour-safe bleach to restore coloured nylon fabric. Reapply petroleum-based pretreatment solvent and launder again if the stain still remains.

  3. 3

    Soak white nylon fabric that is beginning yellow in a presoaking detergent, such as Axion, or oxygen bleach, following dilution recommendations on the label. Presoaking detergent is also good for perspiration stains, Then, launder it as usual with two times as much oxygen bleach as indicated on the label. This will help remove the overall yellow stain and restore white nylon fabric.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not dry nylon fabric in high heat or over dry your fabric. Follow the drying instructions on the fabric's label. Nylon fabric will usually state to tumble dry low or air dry only.

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