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How to wash cotton polyester

Updated April 17, 2017

Cotton/polyester clothing is made from fibres of both cotton and synthetic polyester. The fabric is lightweight and typically does not need to be ironed, which makes it great for travelling. The cotton polyester blend doesn't shrink as much as cotton, but it is susceptible to stains. Here is how to care for clothing that is made from a cotton-polyester blend.

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  1. Machine wash on the warm cycle with a detergent of your choice.

  2. Add a fabric softener if you so desire.

  3. Read the label on the clothing to see if the article needs to be dried in the dryer or air-dried. Dry it accordingly.

  4. Tip

    Spray the fabric with a stain remover if your clothing has a stain before you wash it. Rub the fabric together to try to remove the stain.

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Things You'll Need

  • Washing machine
  • Detergent
  • Dryer/hangers

About the Author

Lori Furgerson began writing for an educational company in 2005. She was a classroom teacher for 12 years and became a national literacy consultant, traveling the country to work with state departments, school districts and at the school level to improve literacy instruction. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies from California State University at Northridge.

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