So you are out at the club with your friends, wearing a beautiful white blouse, all the sudden someone accidentally bumps into you and that beautiful white blouse turns red. ugh! You think that $40 blouse is ruined but really there is a way to turn it white again!
What about when you are at Easter dinner and your cute little toddler decided to wear her food instead of eating it? You think that cute Easter dress is ruined but really there is just another way to get that baby food out!
To all those EMT’s and nurses, I can show you how to get that blood out of your clothes so you don’t have to keep buying new stuff!
I’m going to give you some tips & tricks on how to properly remove clothing stains!
Alcoholic Beverages: Pre-soak or sponge fresh stains immediately with cold water, then with cold water and glycerin. Rinse with vinegar for a few seconds if stain remains. These stains may turn brown with age. If wine stain remains, rub with concentrated detergent; wait 15 minutes; rinse. Repeat if necessary. Wash with detergent in hottest water safe for fabric.
Baby Food: Use liquid laundry detergent and brush into the stain with an old toothbrush then wash.
Blood: Pre-soak in cold or warm water at least 30 minutes. If stain remains, soak in lukewarm ammonia water (3 tablespoons per gallon water). Rinse. If stain remains, work in detergent, and wash, using bleach safe for fabric.
Candle Wax: Use a dull knife to scrape off as much as possible. Place fabric between 2 blotters or facial tissues and press with warm iron. Remove color stain with non-flammable dry cleaning solvent. Wash with detergent in the hottest water safe for fabric.
Chewing Gum: Rub area with ice, then scrape off with a dull blade. Sponge with dry cleaning solvent; allow to air dry. Wash in detergent and hottest water safe for fabric.
Cosmetics: Loosen stain with a non-flammable dry cleaning solvent. Rub detergent in until stain outline is gone. Wash in hottest water and detergent safe for fabric.
Deodorants: Sponge area with white vinegar. If stain remains, soak with denatured alcohol. Wash with detergent in hottest water safe for fabric.
Dye: If dye transfers from a non-colorfast item during washing, immediately bleach discolored items. Repeat as necessary BEFORE drying. On whites use color remover. CAUTION: Do not use color remover in the washer, or around washer and dryer as it may damage the finish.
Fruit & Fruit Juices: Sponge with cold water. Pre-soak in cold or warm water for at least 30 minutes. Wash with detergent and bleach safe for fabric.
Grass: Pre-soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes. Rinse. Pre-treat with detergent, hot water, and bleach safe for fabric. On acetate and colored fabrics, use one part of alcohol to two parts water.
Grease, Oil, Tar, or Butter: Method 1: Use powder or chalk absorbents to remove as much grease as possible. Pre-treat with detergent or non-flammable dry cleaning solvent, or liquid shampoo. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric, using plenty of detergents. Method 2: Rub the spot with lard and sponge with non-flammable dry cleaning solvent. Wash in hottest water and detergent safe for fabric.
Perspiration: Sponge fresh stain with ammonia; old stain with vinegar. Pre-soak in cold or warm water. Rinse. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. If the fabric is yellowed, use bleach. If the stain still remains, dampen and sprinkle with meat tenderizer, or pepsin. Let stand one hour. Brush off and wash. For persistent odor, sponge with colorless mouthwash.
Baking Soda: Soak your clothes in a solution of one cup of baking soda in four liters of water. Leave them for a few minutes, and you’ll notice they regain their color back.
White Socks: Mix 1:1 ratio of lemon juice and vinegar, and use the solution to wash your socks.
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Well, I hope I was able to help you get some stains out of your clothes!
Do you have any tips you could share with me?
Check back to see if I added any more tips & tricks!