Can I wash clothes that say Dry Clean Only? The pants I want to wash are made of 95% polyester, and 5% elastano. What could happen if I wash them?
Rosey from Canada
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By Colleen (Guest Post)10/17/2008
My Pants are from White House Black Market.. decently expensive pants and I don't want to ruin them by trying, but I can't afford the dry-cleaners around here AT ALL.
The material is made of 63% Cotton, 24% Nylon, 8% Polyester, and 5% Spandex. All these things have been put in washer and dryer. Can I machine wash these in cold water?? Or hand wash them, or get them clean easily without going to the dry-cleaner? PLEASE HELP!
By Cynthia (Guest Post)06/02/2008
With my husband's dress slacks I alternate machine washing and dry cleaning. I'll wash in cold water/delicate cycle 2-3 times in a row then send to the dry cleaners once. It works out well.
By Maureen (Guest Post)05/31/2008
I wash practically everything that says Dry Clean Only, Exception< Angora sweater. I have washed my husbands dress slacks and my own in cold water, little detergent and hang them up to dry. I never have had a problem with shrinkage, just touch up with iron. Heres a great hint: never place iron directly on pants that say dry clean only. Place a cotton hanky over the pants and iron in sections..this prevents shiny spots and the pants will look professionally done.
By siris (Guest Post)05/19/2008
Most dry clean only labels protect the manufacturer in case you are careless in your washing eg. too hot water etc. I wash all rayons on a gentle cycle and don't dry in the dryer. Works great, and they always recommend dry cleaning.
By Rosey (Guest Post)05/17/2008
Ok. Will try your suggestions and post back later. Cheers. Rosey
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I have a pair of pants that say "dry clean only", the content of the material is 95 percent cotton and 5 percent Elastane. Can I wash them in my washing machine at home? Also, why would they say dry clean only?
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