Yellowed Curtains?

How do I get my yellowed curtains white again? They are 100% cotton with cotton lace.

By Debbie


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May 14, 20102 found this helpful

Here is an old trick I learned while working in an antique clothing store. Soak the curtains overnight in whole Vitamin D milk, making sure they are submerged totally. Next day, rinse with cool water, then wash gently in warm water with a mild detergent. This worked for wedding gowns as well as lace curtains and handmade doilies. Hope this helps.

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April 6, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you I'll do that

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September 24, 20180 found this helpful

I have curtains that were white at one time and now they have turned a yellow dingy color.I have tried soaking them in oxi clean in warm water then rinsing an leaving them in the wash all day and they never came out white.what do I do?? Have also tried bleach and I use Tide Simply Clean and fresh for a laundry soap.what else can I do? Please Help! I'm desperate.

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September 24, 20180 found this helpful

Sry to say but, how does vitamin D whole milk help to turn things white?

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November 28, 20180 found this helpful

It's the lactic acid in the milk, not the vitamin D that helps take the dinge out. It somehow loosens the bonds of the dinge so that the soap can do its work.

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December 3, 20190 found this helpful

What if the care label says to dry clean only?

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May 15, 20101 found this helpful

My mom was able to get an old christening dress white by soaking in Ivory Snow detergent overnight, then washing on gentle with more Ivory Snow, and then hanging in the sun. I couldn't believe how white it was when she was finished. The sun is a great bleaching agent.

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May 17, 20100 found this helpful

It depends on why they are yellow. If it is nicotine stain you must wash the curtains several times in Dawn liquid then wash with bleach. Rinse in vinegar.

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May 18, 20101 found this helpful

This worked on antique linens when I had an antique business. Fill washer with water, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup ammonia, allow curtains to soak a short time (an hour should do).


Add detergent (less than usual) and run through wash and rinse cycle. Hang in the sun to dry.

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