Getting stains on your clothing can be very frustrating. Whether it was something you spilled, or a child making a mess, you are generally upset about the fact that the stain may never come out. It may not have been your favorite item from your closet, but you spent money on it and would prefer that you don’t just have to throw it away.
There are a few different ways you can attempt to remove stains from clothing. Not any one treatment will generally work for all stains, so sometimes you will need to try a few before you actually get rid of the stain. Stain removal can be a tedious process so it will take some patience if you want to get it out.
Here are 5 Ways to Remove Stains from Clothing:
1) Fels Napa – soap looks similar to a bar of body or face soap but is found in the laundry section of the store. In order to treat stains on clothing, you rub the bar of soap on the stain once you have lightly soaked the clothing in water. It should be damp but not soaking wet. It has been noted that this method works great on chocolate, baby formula, perspiration, and make-up stains.
2) OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover – is great for removing stains from grass, wine, blood, dirt, and soft drinks Mix the stain removing powder with a little bit of water and spray on the stain. Let it sit for a few hours before washing as normal.
3) Vinegar – is known to be great at stain removal. You can soak your stained clothing in a bowl or bucket filled with half water and half vinegar. This will remove most stains from clothing.
4) Dish soap like Dawn – is great at removing food stains from clothing just as it is good at removing it from your dishes. Squirt a small amount of dish soap on the stain, rub gently, and then soak it in soapy water for a few hours before throwing it into the washing machine. The item you trust to keep the grease away from your dishes will do the same to remove it from your clothing.
5) Laundry Detergent – Beleive it or not your laundry detergent is also great at removing stains. Pour some liquid laundry detergent onto the stain and rub together gently. Let sit for a few hours and throw it in the washing machine. Or use a Laundry Powder like the Arm & Hammer Washing Soda and add a small amount of water to form a paste and apply it to the stain.
Some other great stain removing tips:
1) Treat the stain as quickly as possible so that it doesn’t have as much time to settle into the fabric.
2) Treat the back of the stain and not the front. This way your treatment is getting into more of the fabric instead of having to make it through whatever has left the stain.
3) Wash any article of clothing that you have treated for a stain. Stain treaters leave residue that you do not want touching your skin.
4) Do not dry a piece of clothing that was treated for a stain until you know the stain is gone. Drying the material will just make the stain set more if it isn’t already gone.
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