Cleaning a barong is not as easy as your regular clothes. Fabrics used creating the barong are sensitive to strong solutions and will affect its appearance and fabric quality. Be educated on how to properly take care of your barongs by reading this article.
HOW TO CLEAN A BARONG?
The best way to clean a barong is through handwashing. Dry cleaning and machine cleaning is not recommended as both has high risks of damaging the the barong making the fabric look yellowish and brittle over time. If it’s a natural colored barong, we suggest that you use warm water as its fabric reacts well to it that helps it keep its natural color. Jusi and Pina barongs on the other hand can be washed using cold water. You can either use a mild detergent or a small amount of soap washing them.
HOW TO TREAT STAINS?
Adding a few drops of ammonia in the wash will help remove stains on your barong. Never put strong solutions such as bleach and whiteners as these might damage the fibers. If ammonia doesn’t remove the stain completely, using a mild vinegar solution will do the trick.
HOW TO WASH DYED BARONGS?
Put a few drops of ammonia in the wash, but don’t soak the dyed barongs for too long as the color might fade.
HOW TO HANDLE LOOSE FIBERS?
Never prick it. Use a smooth toothbrush to brush away the unwanted ones.
WHY NEED AN UNDERSHIRT?
This is to prevent skin rashes and irritations. Also, this prevents perspiration from being absorbed by the fabric which in time makes it look yellowish in color.
HOW TO PRESS?
Barongs should be pressed while still damp. If it has become dry, sprinkle some water before you iron it. Like printed shirts, barongs should be ironed inside out (reverse) with low settings to avoid damaging the fabric.