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Bright Ideas for Stubborn Stains

Posted March 7, 2017 by Sue Prichard

Isn’t it so frustrating when you stain your favourite sweater and, no matter how hard you try, no amount of washing seems to shift the stain?!

Imagine how great it would be to live in a world in which no stain would cling to your clothes or other fabrics forever. Well, you will be excited to hear that you actually do live in that world! There are some tips and tricks you can use to get rid of even the most stubborn of stains. Here is what you need to know to make your dirty fabrics sparkling clean again!

Red Wine

Red wine is the biggie, and is often thought of as the most difficult of all the stains to remove! Thankfully, there is plenty you can do to stop this menace from ruining your favourite clothes and carpets. Firstly, as soon as you notice the spillage, you should sprinkle plenty of salt onto the stain. This will turn the salt pink as it absorbs all the colour from the wine. If you are out in a restaurant and can’t put your garment straight in the washing machine, you should dab the mark with some club soda or sparkling water.

Grass

If you have kids, you will know all about grass stains and all the effort that goes into trying to clean your kids’ clothes after they’ve been playing outside. It can be a good idea to keep some stain remover handy so that you can apply this to the mark as soon as you notice it. Be sure to rub it vigorously into the fabric. You can also try rubbing some undiluted white vinegar into the stain, as this can lift the colour from the fabric.

Sweat

Yellow wedding gowns will never be in fashion, and one of the biggest risks to your white dress is sweat and perspiration. As soon as you start sweating, you might notice yellow patches on the fabric. This is the case with any white item of clothing, including shirts and t-shirts. The easiest way to make sure these sweat stains don’t stick around forever is to take your dirty clothes to a specialist cleaning service. However, if you want to try and save some money, you should softly dab the stain with a solution of vinegar and baking soda.

Chewing Gum

There is nothing worse than finding your child has got chewing gum stuck to their clothes! More often than not, parents simply bin the garments rather than tackle all the stickiness. But don’t be so hasty! Firstly, try freezing the garment. This will freeze the gum so that you can simply pick it off. If this doesn’t work, then you can always take the item of clothing to a dry cleaner or other cleaning professional who will have plenty of chemicals that can tackle the gum.

Don’t spend ages agonising over your dirty garments and impossible stains and marks. Now, these sparkling tips and bright ideas can help you clean all your clothing in no time at all!

 

 

 

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