Quick Stain Removal Tips
Do you ever find yourself scrubbing a stain to find it just won’t budge and end up binning a loved item of clothing as a result? Here is how to treat the most pervasive of stains.
Do you ever find yourself scrubbing a stain to find it just won't budge and end up binning a loved item of clothing as a result?
Tip: Never use any stain removing product or method without testing for colour fastness on a hidden spot.
While some by dousing the stain with white wine, another alternative is to put a handful of salt onto the stain to absorb the colour. Watch as the salt turns a pinkish shade before immersing the garment in cold water and adding biological detergent. Soak the garment over night then wash as normal.
When chewing gum sticks to clothes it can be a nightmare to prise off. Put some ice cubes in a small plastic bag and place on the gum. If possible, put the garment into the freezer to harden gum. When it is frozen, it should be relatively easy to pick it off.
The downside of summer days sent in the park; grass stains can quickly destroy a favourite pair of jeans. To treat, soak the clothing in warm water with some biological detergent and leave for a while. If this doesn’t remove the stain completely, try using a dab of methylated spirits.
Treat a beetroot stain asap by immersing the garment in a bowl of cold water. Add a small amount of washing up liquid to the water and rub the stain gently with your fingers. If this doesn’t work try adding some biological detergent to the water.
Dissolve one part white vinegar with five parts lukewarm water and sponge gently onto the stain before rinsing off in cold water. Then proceed to soak the clothing in warm water and detergent before washing as normal.
Gravy or salad dressing
Rub cornstarch or talcum powder into the stain and let sit for 20 minutes before brushing it off with a washcloth or soft dry brush (you may need to repeat this process several times.