White stains appearing on my black pants after a week in a closet

divandanJanuary 17, 2012

Sorry for the double post - after I posted it in laundry room I realized this one is more appropriate....

Well, weird thing happens - I wash my dark cotton/jean pants, hang them in a closet when completely dry, and after about a week there are white, large stains on them. It doesn't look or smell like a mold, there is air circulating around, and it doesn't happen to my other dark clothing. I use only liquid detergent and liquid soap "nuts". Don't use beach or fabric softener at all and always extra rinse them. I don't dry them in dryer either.

It's very annoying - I fell I wash them more often then I wear them....

I have a brand new washer/dryer - a month old. And I don't see any difference (in this case only)..... :(((

Thanks everyone

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Detergent may not be rinsing out completely.

Try using less detergent and use white vinegar in the rinse dispenser.

Wash pants wrong side out and see if that helps.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 8:18PM
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That's an interesting problem. This happens with EVERY piece of dark clothing or just with particular ones? And it always takes a week to show up? How large are these white spots? Are they uniform throughout the garment or just a few locations?

Do you add detergent with water in the machine? Most laundry detergents contain brighteners and other chemicals that can effect the garment if applied directly.

Have you tried a different brand of laundry detergent? Have you contacted the manufacturer of the detergent for any suggestions?

    Bookmark   January 18, 2012 at 7:24AM
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I think it's excess soap in your laundry. Suggest re-washing them, then add vinegar (white or cider) to the rinse.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 8:11AM
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