How to Clean and Care for Modal Clothes

June 04, 2020

Do you own modal clothing? Modal refers to a type of rayon fabric made from the fibers of Beech trees. Unlike other rayon fabrics that tend to shrink or stretch, modal clothes easily retain their shape and are machine washable and dryable. They do, however, need to be washed after each use except for model pants or jackets that can be worn several times before cleaning. Read on for more tips on how to clean and care for modal clothes.

How to Wash Modal Clothing at Home

Modal items can easily be cleaned at home using everyday laundry items you already have. A gentle detergent is best, so look for bottles labeled “free and clear” or “gentle”. However, if regular detergent is all you have, that will do as well. Always read clothing care labels before washing, some might require the use of a mesh bag. If not, use cold water on a gentle cycle and lay flat to dry. If ironing is necessary, turn the item inside out before applying heat. Machine drying is safe if listed on the label, but be sure to remove immediately from the dryer after done.

How to Treat Stains on Modal Clothing

If your modal clothes have set-in stains, it’s best to pre-treat before washing. Store-bought stain removal agents can be used, but be sure to read the instructions carefully before applying. Otherwise, a simple paste made from baking soda and water rubbed gently on the stain with a brush can be very effective. Always avoid using bleach on modal items.

If you’re unsure of how to care for your modal clothing, don’t hesitate to take them to Utopia Cleaners. Our professional dry cleaners are experienced with treating modal clothes and can remove stains safely as well. Be sure to let us know if there are any stains on your laundry items, mark the location of the stains and indicate what the stains are from for best treatment. As always, we recommend our free dry cleaning pickup and delivery service to help you save time and money.