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My son-in-law works construction, he works with concrete. My daughter can't seem to find a way to get his clothes clean. She says his work clothes hold the concrete dust even after they are washed. She has tried shaking them outside before washing and using an extra rinse in the wash with no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I'd try presoaking, then draining and washing in new water.
What about using the vac or putting them in the dryer with a tennis ball to beat the dust out of them before washing. She'd need to wipe down the inside of the dryer after.
My ex-husband used to work at a concrete company. It was the hardest challenge to clean not only his clothes, but my washer! Its very hard on the washing machine! I used to not only shake but beat them with a broom stick as the dust is very heavy and sits deep in the fabric.
you might try adding a lot of vinegar? i've never washed concrete on clothes but i use vinegar to remove mineral stone build up on many surfaces and it works great.
My husband is a construction worker and what works for me is beating out all the dust/rocks first, then I just put in the washing machine. (I don't wash them with anything that I think is important) :)