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Posted By: Elizavet

How do you get the whites to stay white is it something in the water? All my lovely white towels and bed linen dont look so white now, I have boil washed added tablets to the wash,that my neighbour suggested, its not just me thats suffering its the neighbours as well. Any ideas how to deal with this , its getting to the stage where I am ashamed to peg the white washing out. :oops: What is the best washing product for the whites at the moment i have been using Persil Liquid as one of my grandchildren has a very sensitive skin. The next step will be to dye the lot if i cant get that snow white look back again :(



Posted By: Balconia

I Use Bold powder. My children have sensitive skin and they have always been fine when i have used it. My whites are always lovely and white and it is very good at getting stains out of clothes aswell. In my opinion the liquid products don't wash as well as the powder products.

Posted By: Elizavet

Carol Can you buy bold powder in Cyprus?

Posted By: marion

Vanish now do a product specifically for whites - Vanish Oxi Action Crystal White - in a white tub. I used it this week and think it did make a difference. Marion

Posted By: Elizavet

Marion. Was that in Cyprus, I dont have a problem with the whites here in the UK and I dont need to use any extra boosters, I think I will swop back to powder the next time , maybe the liquid is not as good as the powder detergents.

Posted By: marion

Sorry Elizavet, that's in the UK. We have bright yellow in Cyprus, but many of those have faded. I could have cried when I saw them. Marion

Posted By: stevecroad

Hi There, I am glad someone else posted this first. I have really struggled with my whites in Cyprus, it causes me no end of sleepless nights. Anyway girls, I shall try your tips. Steve Croad :wink:

Posted By: Elizavet

  • stevecroad wrote:
    Hi There,
    I am glad someone else posted this first. I have really struggled with my whites in Cyprus, it causes me no end of sleepless nights. Anyway girls, I shall try your tips.
    Steve Croad :wink:

:roll:





Posted By: tannis

Steve Is it to keep your Y fronts white :?: :wink: Tracey x

Posted By: chuckie

Just a thought, but it is to do with the water being hard? When we move we are fitting a water softener/conditioner to the mains water inlet pipe. Maybe someone will come along who knows about these things. And can you get the well known washing brands there? I've had a quick look but not seen any. Thanks Carol

Posted By: Steve - SJD

Elizabeth, Are you hanging your whites out in the sun?? I have been told that it can make your whites yellow looking and that this particular Cypriot woman hangs her whites out just as the sun is setting and brings them in just mid morning. I don't know how true this is??? cheers Steve

Posted By: Buddy

Hi Elizabeth, You can buy the oxy powder stuff in Cyprus. I got some and you add it in with your powder. Works a treat and gets any stubborn stains out. I'm sounding like an advert. :lol: Buddy

Posted By: Elizavet

  • Steve - SJD wrote:
    Elizabeth,
    Are you hanging your whites out in the sun??
    I usually hang the washing in the car port area as its nice and windy there, some times i have put the washing in the morning sun , and usually bring it into the shade as the sun gets hotter. I will try the overnight trick in future.
    I remember when we first got our place we used to get some rusty looking water coming through the shower and bath taps and someone said it was of the red soil in the area, so i was wondering if this was causing the whites to look chewing gum grey :lol: :lol:
    Sue
    i seen that when i was over but i bought soemthing that was meant to be like glow white, to put in the wash, but i thought Glow white was for nets.
    Next time i am over i will take the lot to the laundry get them to wash the towels and see if there is an improvement
    I was tempted to bring all the towels home to see if washing here helped , but i will try the laundry or oxy trick the next time to see if it works. :)

Posted By: Elizavet

  • chuckie wrote:
    Just a thought, but it is to do with the water being hard? When we move we are fitting a water softener/conditioner to the mains water inlet pipe.
    Maybe someone will come along who knows about these things.
    And can you get the well known washing brands there? I've had a quick look but not seen any.
    Thanks
    Carol

Carol
I got the Persil liquid and Comfort in the local supermarkets, next time i will probably go back to the powder and see if it produces better results.

Posted By: chuckie

Hi Elizavet, Thanks for your reply about Persil and Comfort. And following on from what Steve said, I've read somewhere recently on one of the forums that it's best to put your washing line in the shade 'cos of the damage the sun can do. I suppose it can make your whites look "off". Carol



Posted By: Balconia

Elizabeth I have only been able to buy "bold" at Chris cash and carry.

Posted By: Elizavet

  • Balconia wrote:
    Elizabeth
    I have only been able to buy "bold" at Chris cash and carry.

thanks Carol
I think I will go back to powder and we will be OK when the new cahs and carry opens in Paralimni :)

Posted By: Balconia

Is Chris cash and Carry opening in Paralimni ?

Posted By: Elizavet

some say Chris Cash and Carry or Carrefour i am not sure if its the same . Its the big building going on the right just before you reach the lights at the banks corner, coming in from Ayai Napa.

Posted By: Balconia

oh right.

Posted By: carollynne

Carrefour bought Chris Cash and Carry some time last year, they have all the Carrefour branded products in as well as the usual local "stuff" HTH Carollynne

Posted By: Milschoice04

Must add my thanks for all the hints and tips on this subject... In my two years here, I have noticed that my whites were no longer "Persil white", and have been working my way through a whole selection of different washing powders (except I must admit that I am a soap tablet user). Apart from using some well-known UK brands, I have even tried using some of the local washing tablets (could have been diswashing tablets for all I know :lol: ), but still ended up with the same dirty white finish. Like you Elizaveth, I must admit that it is almost a feeling of embarrassment hanging out grey-looking whites..... Will try your tip Steve and will think "shade" rather than direct sun. I must admit that I do like to put the machine on before going to bed, and then hang out to dry in the early morning sun. Regards, Mils



Posted By: Elizavet

Hi Mils Am i glad to discover someone else who feels the same as me about the "whites wash" :) :) I will try Steve's tip for the whole of our next week to see if there is an improvement. :) I could cry everytime I peg the washing out. I am thinking of buying white dyes you put in the machine and taking it over next time to try this, I will let you know if it works. I was thinking maybe as we are not there all the time its due to lack of use :? but if you are having the problem and you live there it must be something else. You can tell I always liked to have the snow white nappies hanging on the line and speaking of terry nappies, i was wondering if you can still get Nappisan as I thought that might help to whiten the towels. :)

Posted By: Balconia

Elizabeth You can still buy Napisan in the uk. Haven't seen it in Cyprus Though.

Posted By: Elizavet

  • Balconia wrote:
    Elizabeth
    You can still buy Napisan in the uk. Haven't seen it in Cyprus Though.

Been to morrison's tonight and guess what,
Glo White for cottons with built in UV protector to protect your whites from the suns harmful rays. :)
1 96 for 6 sachets.
just got a box or 2 to try :D :D

Posted By: Balconia

I was going to suggest glo white !!!


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