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How to replace an antistatic agent: 8 simple and effective remedies

26 Jan 2024, 12:05, parser
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Why do I need an antistatic agent

Different fabrics can accumulate static electricity. As a result, the clothes stick to the body and seem to be electrocuted. The problem is also typical for other things like bedspreads, blankets and curtains. This mostly happens with synthetic materials and wool.

Antistatic agents help to quickly neutralize static electricity on the fabric. Most often, the funds are available in the form of a spray. There are also special pastes that are used to make a solution for soaking things. Also, air conditioners-rinses for washing act as antistatic agents.

How to replace an antistatic agent

Here are some simple remedies.

1. Wet cloth

This is one of the fastest ways to get rid of static electricity, especially if you are outside the house.

Carefully walk with a damp cloth over the sticking clothes on the front and back sides. This instantly neutralizes the static charge. However, the action may be short—lived - only about an hour, so repeat the procedure later if necessary.

But be careful with dark things: after using wet wipes, remnants of white fibers may be visible on them.

2. Clean water

The simplest way is to wet your hands with water and run them along the wrong side of your clothes. You can also fill a clean container with a spray bottle with liquid and lightly spray things.

Just keep in mind that after the moisture evaporates from the fabric, it is likely to accumulate static electricity again. Therefore, you will have to moisturize it over and over again.

3. Hairspray

Another emergency and effective remedy. It is enough to lightly spray the adhesive thing with varnish from the inside out at a distance of 20-30 cm from the fabric and wait a little. After the styling freezes, there will be no trace of static electricity left.

Remember that the coat of varnish on clothes does not evaporate and does not disappear. Over time, it can attract dirt, so try to wash the thing as quickly as possible.

4. Table salt and water

They can be found in any house. Dissolve 1 g of salt in 1 liter of water. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle and spray the thing from the inside out to quickly get rid of static electricity.

Another option is to prepare a homemade laundry detergent. In 10 liters of cold water, dilute 1 teaspoon of salt. Rinse things in this liquid, squeeze and dry. After this simple procedure, they will not stick and will not be electrocuted.

5. Table vinegar

This product works no worse than a special conditioner-rinse aid and helps to solve the problem of electrified fabric for a long time. The fact is that vinegar softens the fibers of the material, which is why it accumulates less charge.

To prepare the solution, mix 6 parts of water and 1 part of table vinegar (9%). To neutralize a specific smell, you can add a couple of drops of essential oil with your favorite flavor to the mixture. Rinse the clothes thoroughly after washing in the prepared product, and then squeeze out excess moisture and dry. The solution can also be used in a typewriter by pouring it into the powder intake compartment instead of a laundry conditioner.

6. Lemon juice

Just like vinegar, lemon juice softens the fibers of the fabric and has a noticeable antistatic effect.

Mix freshly squeezed lemon juice with water in a ratio of 1 : 5. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray the items. A pleasant citrus scent on the fabric will be a bonus.

7. Linen conditioner

If you do not have time to fully rinse things after washing, prepare an antistatic spray from the conditioner, which will help quickly neutralize the charge on the fabric. Dilute 2 tablespoons of the product with 300 ml of water, pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray things. The antistatic effect of the homemade spray will persist even after the moisture from the fibers evaporates.

8. Cream

Any cosmetic cream that is at hand will do. Apply the product to the areas of the body that come into contact with sparkling clothes. A thin fat film will prevent the tissue from rubbing against the skin, which will prevent the formation of a charge.

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