Tips on safely cleaning 1950s 60s bright colored cotton gloves

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by anothertimevintageapparel, May 21, 2020.

  1. I have several pair with light soiling on the fingers only. Unfortunately, a light soak will not remove these. When I add anything more intense, they fade terribly.

    By mistake I used my Oxiclean spray which ruined the orange pair.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

  3. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG Acting President Staff Member

    If they were mine, I'd use a mild detergent on the stains, let that sit for 15 minutes, gently work the stained area between your fingers, and let them soak for several hours in cool water (each color separately). Rinse and repeat if necessary (maybe even for 24-hour soak). I use Eucalan for a lot of hand wash items.
     
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  4. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

  5. laurenm

    laurenm Registered Guest

    Maggie, do you use any of the scented Eucalans? I want something subtle and fresh and wondered if you have a fave?
     
  6. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG Acting President Staff Member

    @laurenm I do! I really like the lavender and the grapefruit—they are exceptionally natural and not at all overbearing. There is also an unscented.
     
  7. laurenm

    laurenm Registered Guest

    thanks @denisebrain
    That's the direction my nose was taking me!
     
  8. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

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