The Easiest Way to Clean a Barong Tagalog

The Barong Tagalog is the equivalent of the women national costume, called the baro' t saya. The Barong Tagalog is an extremely classy but fragile garment that needs unique treatment when cleansing. There are 7 steps to efficiently clean up the Barong Tagalog.


Step 1:

Make your cleaning liquid. Please use a clean bathroom sink, basin or bathtub with clear water and add your mild detergent to create a cleansing solution. The solution should be mixed one part detergent to five parts clear water.


Step 2:

Submerge the Barong Tagalog right into the washing liquid.


Step 3:

Delicately clean the barong tagalog with a brush with soft bristles, like a toothbrush, to eliminate dust in addition to areas. Making certain you do not brush with too much pressure because the barong garment is very delicate and fragile. Don’t be afraid to get in the cleaning solution with your hands and use your fingers and nails. Every tool that you can use to delicately hand wash your Barong Tagalog will help. Never use pressure when you are rinsing your barong tagalog out. you do not want to wring, twist or squeeze this piece of clothing.


Step 4:

Eliminate the barong tagalog from the basin. Dispose of the cleansing service.


Step 5:

Fill up the container with clear water that is free of any of the mild detergent used previously.


Step 6:

Immerse the barong tagalog in the sink or tub. Let the garment stay there for a while. The goal is to rinse as much soap from the garment as possible. You may use water running from the faucet to expedite soap removal. You want to start with a trickle until you get a gentle stream of water to avoid too much pressure coming from the faucet. If the flow of water is too strong and fast it is very possible to damage the intricate needlework and design. This is why it is very important to start with a trickle and be patient when washing your Barong Tagalog.


Step 7:

Pull your barong tagalog from the sink or tub that you are cleaning it in. You can gently stretch the garment over the sink to let the water drip off of it. Next you want to lay the clean, but wet, Barong Tagalog on a clean thick towel. The towel will absorb the additional moisture. Make sure you flip the garment to make sure that both sides are drying evenly. Avoid squeezing, wringing, or other ways of putting pressure on this delicate and stylish garament.


Finally once you are done with the cleaning and preliminary drying you want to Hang the barong tagalog on a plastic hanger. This will allow this item of clothing to completely dry overnight without loosing its shape.

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