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Wash tips

Do you need information and tips on laundry care and wonder what the individual washing symbols in your clothing mean? In this magazine, we at LUSINI give you important washing and care tips.

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We at LUSINI are experts when it comes to the demands on workwear in the catering industry. Our high quality criteria and standards are constantly reviewed and further developed to guarantee the highest quality of our products.

In order for you to enjoy LUSINI products for a long time, we would like to ask you to follow our washing and care instructions, as well as our specified maximum temperatures. A large number of LUSINI products can be washed at 60°C, and some are even boil-proof and chlorine-resistant, depending on the information on the textile. These temperatures ensure a clean and hygienic wash.

In general

  • Sort your laundry and wash similar colors together.
  • Never wash white laundry with colored laundry.
  • Do not overload your washing machine, so you avoid unnecessary wrinkling.
  • For colored laundry, use a detergent without bleach.
  • All products can shrink up to 3%.

1. Basic rule: Separation

Sorting colors - the be-all and end-all proper washing.

Separate preferably into whites, light colors and dark colors. Washing white laundry together with colored textiles is an absolute no-go.

Especially for denim: Products made of denim can bleed. Therefore, it is recommended to either wash them separately or to mix only products made of the same material to avoid possible staining.

2. Basic rule: Detergent

Make full use of the washing machine's capacity without overloading it. There are X number of different detergents, each specializing in something different. But which one is the right one?

Do not use descaling agents: Every detergent already contains enough of them. If your product contains spandex, do not use fabric softener. For colored clothing, be especially careful not to use detergents with optical brighteners.

Important: Dose the detergent correctly!

3. Basic rule: Temperature

Even low washing temperatures of 30°C - 60°C achieve their effect, on top of that you save electricity and protect the environment.

To completely rid your garment of bacteria and germs, you can wash it at 95°C, provided that the care symbols attached to the garment allow it.

4. Basic rule: Drying & Ironing

Dry your laundry as quickly as possible. They should avoid an overcrowded drum to counteract the tendency to wrinkle and premature wear. Do not put garments with sewn-in padding in the dryer under any circumstances - there is a risk of fire!

Iron your textiles when they are slightly damp (especially blouses and shirts) - this makes them easier to iron.

To ensure that embroidery and embroidery emblems look beautiful in the long term, you should ideally iron them from the left.

Pay attention to the washing symbols in the textiles:


Washing

Waschsymbol für Normalwaschgang 30° C

Normal wash 30°C

Waschsymbol für Normalwaschgang 40° C

Normal wash 40°C

Waschsymbol für Normalwaschgang 60° C

Normal wash 60°C

Waschsymbol für Normalwaschgang 95° C

Normal wash 95°C

Waschsymbol für Schonwaschgang 30° C

Gentle wash 30°C

Waschsymbol für Schonwaschgang 40° C

Gentle wash 40°C

Waschsymbol für Schonwaschgang 60° C

Gentle wash 60°C

Waschsymbol für Spezialwaschgang 30° C

Special wash 30°C

Waschsymbol für Spezialwaschgang 40° C

Special wash 40°C

Waschsymbol für Handwäsche

Hand wash: water temperature max. 40°C depending on product


Drying

Waschsymbol für Trocknen bis 60° C

Tumble drying possible, normal temperature, 60°C normal drying process

Waschsymbol für Trocknen bis 80° C

Tumble drying possible, normal temperature, 80°C normal drying process

Waschsymbol für nicht in Wäschetrockner

Do not tumble dry


Ironing

Waschsymbol für Bügeln bis max 110° C

Ironing with a soleplate temperature of max. 110°C

Waschsymbol für Bügeln bis max 150° C

Ironing with a soleplate temperature of max. 150°C

Waschsymbol für Bügeln bis max 200° C

Ironing with a soleplate temperature of max. 200°C

Waschsymbol für nicht Bügeln

Do not iron


Professional textile care

Waschsymbol für professionelle Trockenreinigung, normaler Prozess

Professional dry cleaning, normal process

Waschsymbol für professionelle Trockenreinigung, schonender Prozess

Professional dry cleaning, gentle process

Waschsymbol für nicht chemisch reinigen

Do not dry clean

Waschsymbol für nicht mit Wasser reinigen

Do not clean with water


Bleaching

Waschsymbol für nicht Bleichen

Do not bleach

Waschsymbol für nur Sauerstoffbleiche erlaubt

Only oxygen bleach allowed, but not chlorine bleach


Removing stains

Oh horror - a stain! Who does not know this? Stains on the blouse, pants or apron are not only annoying, but unfortunately also an integral part of daily work in the catering and hotel industry. In order to remove the stain completely, speed is sometimes required. Special stain removers from various manufacturers can help. If these are not available, however, simple remedies such as water, lemon juice or bile soap can also provide relief. In order to safely remove red wine stains, sauce splashes and makeup traces, here are a few tips & tricks for alternative stain removal. Specify the type of stain in the first step, and the type of textile in the second step. After that, you will get the best tips for removing your stains.

Select the cause of the stain here

Beer

Mix wine vinegar and warm water and rub it on the stain with a sponge, then rinse and wash with the detergent you normally use.

Blood

Immediately wash out with cold water, and then soak in salt water. For dried stains, a little diluted ammonia helps before washing.

Cola

Dissolve old cola stains with sparkling mineral or soda water and soak in a detergent bath. Otherwise, cola stains are quite easy to remove during normal washing.

Vinegar/Balsamic

Rub bile soap from the outside in with a soft brush, then let it work, rinse and finally wash as hot as possible.

Grease/Cream

Usually, a little dishwashing detergent or warm soapy water (bile soap) and subsequent washing in the machine is sufficient. Liquid detergents produce particularly good grease removal because they contain more surfactants than powdered detergent.

Fruit juice

Pour a little mineral water on the stain first and then wash the textile normally in the machine. For stubborn stains, treat the stain with a little liquid mild detergent before washing.

Spices

Curry and paprika in particular are difficult to remove due to their intense coloring. First step: wash out with lukewarm water. Then a treatment with bile soap or a bath in a glycerine solution (about 30 minutes), then rinse and wash with compact detergents.

Our tip

Treat stubborn residues with a hydrogen peroxide solution.

Coffee/Tea

Fresh stains can often be removed by immediately pouring carbonated mineral water over them.

Our tip

For stubborn stains on white laundry, use decolorizer and then wash it.

Cocoa

Fresh cocoa stains can usually be removed with lukewarm water.

Our tip

Gall soap can be used for stubborn or dried stains.

Ketchup

First, carefully remove the ketchup with the back of a knife. Then wash it out with lukewarm soapy water or with a solution of ammonia gel. Another option is to gently rub the stain with vinegar using a damp cloth. Then wash as normal.

Our tip

Treat dried-in stains with washing gasoline before washing.

Lipstick

After the first normal wash, all traces are usually already removed. For additional treatment, soften the stain with eucalyptus oil or glycerine.

Our tip

Stubborn stains can be removed with a little ammonia or benzine.

Make-up

Soak make-up stains in lukewarm water with bile soap for a long time.

Our tip

Light colored fabrics can also be dabbed off with alcohol.

Oil

Usually, a little dishwashing detergent or warm soapy water (bile soap) and subsequent washing in the machine is sufficient. Liquid detergents produce particularly good grease removal because they contain more surfactants than powdered detergent.

Red wine

Treat the stain as soon as possible. Sprinkle the fresh stain with salt so that the salt can draw the liquid from the fabric. Then rinse well with lukewarm water. If necessary, add a squeeze of lemon juice to the stain before washing.

Our tip

For very stubborn stains, use glycerine, ammonia or soap spirit.

Chocolate

First remove the chocolate with the back of a knife, then gently rub the remaining grease stain with dish soap or bile soap, a little lukewarm water and a sponge. If necessary, still soak in lukewarm soapy water.

Sun lotion

Usually, a little dishwashing detergent or warm soapy water (bile soap) and a subsequent wash in the machine are sufficient. Liquid detergents produce particularly good grease removal because they contain more surfactants than powdered detergent.

Sauce

If the gravy has solids, carefully remove them with the back of a knife. First blot the gravy stain with an absorbent cloth (preferably a little kitchen roll). Now take a little liquid detergent and apply it directly to the stain. With little pressure, gently rub the detergent into the stain from the outside in and then let it soak in for 5-10 minutes.

Our tip

Instead of liquid detergent you can also use liquid bile soap.

Foxing stains

Stubborn stains are best removed with Javel water (pharmacy). However, this bleaching process lightens the fabric and is only possible on light or white fabrics.

Our tip

Effectively and environmentally friendly UV rays remove light mildew stains. So just put the affected textile in the sun.

Tea

Fresh stains can often be removed by immediately pouring carbonated mineral water over them. Rub the remaining stain with bile soap and let it soak for about 10 minutes. Then wash as hot as possible.

Our tip

For stubborn stains, you can use lemon juice or on white laundry also decolorizer.

Wax

First, carefully scrape off the coarsest wax residue with the back of a knife, then place the affected area between blotting paper or kitchen paper. Iron over the wax from the inside out at a low temperature. Change the paper more often. If paint residue is then still visible, dab the stains with a little methylated spirit.

Note

With scented candles, scented oils and other ingredients can be problematic to iron.