Removing The Toughest Stains

Blossom Lady
May 07, 2021 01:39 PM
Removing The Toughest Stains

Wait a minute! Don’t throw away your favorite cocktail dress or commit to tearing out the living room carpet over a stubborn stain. While it’s true that many substances are nearly impossible to remove from textiles once they’ve set in, using the right tactics based on the composition of the stain can have shockingly high results. Try these techniques for fighting the world’s five worst stains to reclaim your favorite outfits.

Removing Grease Stains From Clothes

Removing The Toughest Stains
This works for bacon grease, lipstick and other greasy stains. You no longer have use pre-treat grease-stained clothing with extra laundry detergent. White chalk can get the stain off easily.
Instructions: Simply rub a piece of white chalk on the stained portion. The grease will be absorbed by the chalk and will remove easily when laundered.

Removing Ink Stains

Removing The Toughest Stains
Take: 1 part white vinegar
2 parts whole milk
Instructions: Soak the cloth in this solution for several hours, pull it out and hang dry. When it is dry, wash it as normal.

Removing Tea And Coffee Stains.

Removing The Toughest Stains
Use the following to eliminate tea and coffee stains from washable fabrics.
Instructions: 1. Soak the item in cold water then wash using detergent. Do not use soap.
2. If the above does not work, wipe the stained area with a paste of water and baking soda then wash as normal.

Removing Blood stains

Removing The Toughest Stains
Do not use hot water on clothing that is stained with blood to prevent the stain from setting in.
2 tablespoons table salt
1 quart of cold water
Soak the item in the salt and cold water solution and rub it a little.
Afterwards, transfer to warm water to wash.

Removing Fruit And Red Wine Stains

Removing The Toughest Stains
Soak the item in hot water.
Rub the fabric gently against itself to loosen the stain.
Note: For red wine, cover the entire stain with table salt immediately, then brush off before using the instructions.

Removing Chewing Gum Stain

Removing The Toughest Stains
Freezing is the most effective way to get rid of chewing gum on clothing.
Place ice blocks on the chewing gum for some minutes.
The ice will make it brittle and you can remove it easily.

Removing Yellow Underarm Stains

Removing The Toughest Stains
Underarm stains caused by sweat can be removed using the following methods.
1. Vinegar: Pour it directly on the stain and leave it on for 30 minutes.
2. Hydrogen peroxide: Only for white clothing. Pour it directly on the stain and leave it on for 30 minutes.
3. Baking soda and water: Make a paste of the ingredients and work it into the stained area with an old toothbrush. Leave it on for 2-3 hours then wash.

Removing Lipstick Stains

Removing The Toughest Stains
Rub Vaseline on the stained area of the fabric then wash it with hot water and soap.

Removing Sweat Stains Out of Collars

Removing The Toughest Stains
The following approaches are recommended to get rid of sweat stains on washable fabrics.
1. Laundry detergent: Apply the detergent directly to the collar and leave it on for at least 30 minutes before you wash. The best liquid detergents are those advertised as having "oxygen cleaning power.
2. White vinegar: Mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with 1 cup of water then apply onto the stain. Leave it on for 30 minutes then wash.
3. Lemon juice: Make a solution of equal parts of water and lemon juice. Use it to scrub the stain until it goes.
4. Salt: Make a solution of 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of salt. Scrub the stain with this solution until it disappears.
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May 31, 2021 10:26 PM

Pinning for later use if needed and to share to others that may need these tricks of the trade

Oct 02, 2021 10:29 PM

Those are some great ideas. I'm gonna try a few of them. I hope they all work. Thanks for sharing.