Are you a messy eater? Are you clumsy? Do you have the habit of staining virtually every piece of clothing you own? Maybe it was just food, or a few mysterious stains you had no idea were there, nonetheless it’s always something.
Over the years we have noticed a few things that cause the worst stains on clothes, from drinks to grass, but luckily we have the knowledge to turn you into a stain-fighting warrior!
Most clothes come with a tag that suggests the best ways of dealing with stains, but we are here to help if you want some more information!
Why is it important to get rid of stains?
Stains on your clothing is never a good look, and it can be embarrassing when someone points out a stain on your shirt or jumper. If you notice a stain on your piece of clothing, there are a few things you need to know to keep your clothes in tip-top condition. Act fast, ensure the fabric you want to test the stain remover on is suitable and finally don’t put your clothes in the dryer until they are completely stain-free, if not the stain may become permanent.
So now here are the ‘Top 5 worst stains and how to get rid of them’ – for more, read on!
#1 Red Wine
Whether you are at a classy dinner party with some friends or at home alone, Red Wine is known to spill.
However, what people don’t know is that white wine is a great stain remover to combat red wine.
You might think adding white wine to already spilt red wine seems like a waste of perfectly good wine, but trust us – it’s worth it! White wine is fantastic for neutralising the red wine, and the stain will virtually disappear.
However, if you don’t feel like wasting your precious white wine, you could blot the stain with baking soda or use coarse salt to soak up the wine.
Deodorant is one of the most annoying stains, especially when it’s from deodorant that promises a stain free application.
If you do notice some deodorant stains, then there are ways you can get rid of them.
Squeeze out the juice from a lemon and mix it with an equal amount of water, then use this mixture to saturate the stain. Leave the piece of clothing in the sun to dry off, and the stain should come right off. If that doesn’t work then crush two aspirin pills and dissolve in half a cup of water, then pour the mixture onto the stain, leave it on for about 2 hours before putting it in the wash, add a little detergent and that should do the trick!
To those who are coffee addicts, then this may apply to you.
The next time you discover a coffee stain on your shirt or blouse, follow these few steps to deal with it quickly and effectively.
Firstly combine, detergent, water and white vinegar in a bowl. Mix the ingredients together until the consistency resembles toothpaste, and rub it into the stain in a circular motion. Rinse the garment in cold water and add a small amount of detergent on it before throwing it into the wash!
This has been a personal problem for me.
Ink is one of the most difficult stains to remove, for some reason it just doesn’t budge!
Well with some research I discovered an effective way to rid of all your ink stain problems!
Firstly place the stained area of the garment on a clean towel, to prevent it from staining anywhere else. Pour nail varnish remover or alcohol onto another clean towel, and begin rubbing the ink stain off the garment. As you rub the ink off, it will begin to transfer onto the other towel, so ensure you use clean sections so it actually comes off.
Old grass stains can be frustrating to find. However, there are ways you can deal with it once and for all!
Mix white vinegar and baking soda and rub onto the stained area. Leave the piece of clothing for up to half and hour, then wash. If the stain is drastic, however, then you might want to try using a window cleaning solution on the stain, let it sit for about an hour, then wash it.
A Quick Recap…
There you have it, our list on how to deal with the most problematic stains!
However, if you have read through this and you still feel it’s all a bit much, we won’t blame you, why not give your stained clothes to us?
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Now, go out and apply what you’ve learnt today on laundry day!