Rinse and dry, refill the basin with clean, lukewarm water. Rinse soap and sodium borate from linen by gently agitating it in hand in the container with lukewarm water. Remove linen from the water and gently press it to remove water. Do not twist water out. Pick up linen in an absorbent towel and press towel to pull some of the water from the linen. Place linen outside in the sun, flat on the grass. If it is not a sunny day, wipe it on a plastic laundry rack or one that is covered in vinyl.
Fill a plastic basin with an amount of hot water enough to soak your linen. Add 1 tbsp. Of sodium borate for each gallon of water. Add detergents to an amount based on the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow sodium borate and dishwashing liquid to dissolve and allow the water to cool to the lukewarm. Put linen in the water. Stir it easily with your hand every hour or so for 5 to 6 hours. If your goods are heavily soiled, leave them soft for one day. Remove linen from the water.
It is possible to receive max studio bedding that has been passed through generations or you can enjoy them so much that you collect them from property sales and antique stores. Over time, bedding can have gathered spots and discoloration. When cleaning old linen, take precautions to avoid damaging the subject during the process. If stains back after repeating the process several times, accept them as part of the charm of linen that endured the times