Sheri asked: How do I clean a nylon pack-sack? My pack-sack has myrrh on it, and I’m not sure of the best way to clean it. I’m not sure how long the stain has been there (last spring I guess), but it is absorbed into the nylon.
Nylon is a durable material that is relatively easy to clean, but sticky sap-like substances such as myrrh can pose a problem, especially when the stains are old ones. Fortunately, there’s a way to tackle even the worst of these stains with surprisingly good results.
You Will Need:
- Small, stiff bristled brush or toothbrush
- Laundry detergent
- Bucket or washing machine (if pack-sack is machine safe)
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Spray WD-40 directly onto the myrrh or sap.
- Wait several minutes to allow the WD-40 to penetrate the fabric.
- Use the brush to scrub the stain away. For thicker or surface stains, you may be able to scrape some of the residue away with a blunt object such as a spoon.
- Repeat steps 1-3 as necessary.
- Finish up by washing the entire pack-sack, if desired. Add laundry detergent to a bucket, agitate the solution, then add the bag and scrub the surface area with the brush. If the bag is machine washable, run it through a gentle cycle. Allow it to air dry unless the manufacturer indicates that a low heat tumble dry is safe.
Additional Tips and Advice
- To reduce static electricity, add fabric softener to the wash water (either in the bucket or in the machine).