. Sadly this did not work for me at all. Carabiners, rope, long branches, and stakes give the shelter structure. It is the only reason I ever use bleach in my home..EVER. I have heard from several people that it makes all the difference. BUT I used 1/2 gallon of bleach and soaked and agitated one cloth in my washing machine for about 2 hours but they did not lighten at all. When you know hot bleach drop cloth, the possibilities are endless. Other brands turns gray and off white. But, my advise it to bleach it white first.
I have also used dropcloths with great success.
So I purchased the exact drop cloths you recommended and they are not bleaching white at all. Thanks for the tip!
I did that with some pillow covers in my living room a few years ago. Hi, After 6 hours they were still blotchy, so I just left them overnight and they look great this morning. There are so many delicious ways to use this hard-shell squash, from soups and salads to lasagna and pizza.
UPDATE MUST READ: I have heard from several readers that the brand of drop cloth you buy makes all the difference. Spring links, 5/16" by 3 3/4", by Lehigh, $7 each, homedepot.com. When you need a comforting meal but don't have a lot of time, whip up one of these fast pasta recipes. This prevents wrinkling and helps for a neat-and-tidy end result.
If your tub isn’t bleach safe, try to acquire a stainless steal tub, or find a friend who has a top loader you can use. Do you have two rows of ties on the back? For those, be sure to use a COLD setting on your washer and let them air dry.
They measured 7’5″ after drying 3 That being said, DO NOT DRY THEM ON HIGH HEAT. I have a front loader so I have left them for 2 days now in a large plastic tub and still they look the same color.
I got the drop cloth from Harbor Freight and it also pelled. I have heard this more than once now! Just because one thing is worse, it doesn’t make the other okay. Have tips on drop cloth upholstery, or your own tried-and-true tutorial you’d like to share? Hhhmmm I wonder if it is the blend of cotton/polyester vs. 100% cotton. Thank you so much for the tutorial!
I may still use them for slipcovers, I don’t know.
No more! Now THAT is pollution in your drinking water! If you’re wondering how to make cheap curtains, then the no sew curtains like the ones I’m teaching you in this post are definitely the way to go. I use the same process as I do with the wingback chair!
The dropcloths I used are not the ones as Lisa’s. I may love the look…and the price, but it’s not the best choice if you care about your footprint. I was beside myself… I figured it would shrink about 6 inches or so since I was drying them.
Or maybe you could dye them gray and use them for some curtains or basket liners?
It will depend on the type of material you get, how thick it is and so on.