FAQs

1. Is Woolite® Delicates only for handwashing my clothes?

Woolite Delicates is a gentle washing liquid that protects all your delicate items either in the gentle wash cycle on in the sink!

2. Is Woolite® Gentle Cycle only for use on my delicate clothes, such as silk and other delicate fabrics?

Woolite Gentle Cycle's formula has been specially created to Clean & Care for ALL types of fabrics and ALL colors in all washing cycles. Woolite's detergent effectively washes away everyday dirt, while helping care for all types of clothes - from jeans, to tees, to more delicate fabrics like wool and silk.  Wash all the clothes you love with Woolite Gentle Cycle!

3. Is liquid detergent better or worse than powder detergent?

Liquid detergents are often easier to use: they dissolve faster in the wash, they are simpler to dispense and they do not leave residue on the clothes. By adding a stain removal product, such as Resolve® Fabric Treatment, a detergent can ensure that even the toughest stains disappear - without harming fabrics and colors.

4. Can I replace my Woolite® with an ordinary detergent?

Only Woolite can give your clothes the best possible care against fiber damages, fading and shape loss during the wash cycle. Use Woolite Darks to help protect all your dark clothes from fading for over 30 washes!  You can also use Woolite Everyday to help protect for all the clothes you care about from shrinking, stretching, and fading!

5. Is Woolite® better than my normal detergents?

Yes. Woolite's formulations are specially produced to not only clean, but are also free of harsh ingredients, like bleach and enzymes, to provide better care against washing related damage than your ordinary detergents!

6. What water temperature should I use when I wash with Woolite® ?

For best results, make sure to select the appropriate wash cycle and always follow washing instructions on the item of clothing, especially when temperature is concerned. Please refer to our
handy dandy Fabric Care page for a symbol definition guide!

7. Does Woolite® wash just as effectively as my normal laundry detergent?

Woolite effectively removes everyday stains like sweat, dirt, coffee and makeup, while helping to care for your clothes. For extra tough or dried in stains, we recommend that you pre-treat the stains with a stain remover such as Resolve® Fabric Treatment.

8. What does “everyday dirt” mean?

Everyday dirt means different types of dirt that you typically get on your clothes during the day and have dried in for a couple of days like sweat, dirt, coffee, makeup, etc.

9. What does “washing related damage” mean?

Washing related damage is damage to your clothes that has occurred due to repeated chemical, temperature related or mechanical wear on your clothes during the wash cycle. Certain ingredients that may be included in laundry detergents, like bleach and enzymes, can damage clothing fibers and colors. This, in combination with high washing temperatures and heavy centrifuging, can cause your clothes to "age prematurely".  Woolite recommends to wash the clothes you care about on the gentle or the handwash cycle and in cold water in order to reduce the likelihood of washing related damages.

10. How can I avoid clothing fibers from becoming damaged during the wash?

By following the washing instructions for your garments, you can help care for the fibers of your clothes. For the most part, it is good to wash at low temperatures and use a short wash program. When you do not have particularly tough or dried in stains on your clothes it is best to use all Woolite products at low temperatures.

11. What types of clothes can I wash with Woolite®?

All Woolite® products are liquid detergents and are specially formulated for the machine to not cause shrinking, stretching, or fading on washable suede, linen, cotton, washable wool, silk, rayon, polyester, cotton/polyester, nylon, nylon/spandex and rayon/spandex.  Unlike other detergents that have harsh ingredients, like bleach and enzymes, all Woolite products have the perfect balance of clean and care- keeping the clothes you love looking and fitting like new for over 30 washes!    

12. Is Woolite® Darks the right detergent to keep my dark clothes dark?

Yes!  Everyone loves the way dark clothes make them feel and no one wants that feeling to fade. However, no matter how carefully you wash your dark clothes, some can fade, change color, or bleed in the wash cycle making them less enjoyable to wear. Unlike other detergents that have harsh ingredients, like bleach and enzymes, Woolite Darks has the perfect balance of clean and care- keeping the darks you love vibrant for up to 30 washes!