As wonderful as clothes are, I am sure there is a story of a mishap or two involving clothes. Like someone spilling something on your clothes. Or you getting too hot and sweaty on a nice summer day and leaving sweat marks on your clothes. And how do you get sweat smell out of your clothes?
Here are some quick and easy tips to remove most stains from clothes.
Most people grab a club soda to remove wine stains from clothes. But actually, holding the stained part under cold running water, wrong side up, would be sufficient. The trick here is to do it immediately. Once you’ve got most of it out, soak it with bleach and water solution for more than 1 hour – the longer, the better.
One surefire way to remove ink stains is to soak a cotton bud with alcohol, and let the cotton swab absorb the ink. Change swabs once it becomes soaked with ink. Keep on repeating the process, moving from the edge to the center, until all the stain is gone. You can also use toothpaste to remove ink stains. Just brush away the stain using an old toothbrush and some toothpaste (do use the paste type and not the gel type). Read more for how to get ink out of clothes.
It may not be very often that you get grease stains on your clothes but, when you do, you can easily remove it by mixing equal parts of vinegar and water. As soon as the greasy feel is out, wash the stain off completely with laundry soap and water. Another thing that would work wonders would be cornstarch. Pour some cornstarch on the stain and let it absorb the grease.
It is actually quite simple to remove grass stains. Nothing that toothpaste and an old toothbrush cannot solve. If the grass stain has dried, you can spot treat it with some strong laundry detergent, brushing away at the stain, then soak it for a few minutes. If it is a stubborn stain, soak it with equal parts of oxygen bleach and cool water and leave for a few hours or overnight.
Removing blood stains should not be so daunting. If the blood is still fresh, best to wash it off with some strong laundry detergent and cold water. You can also use 3% hydrogen peroxide and soak the garment in it. You can help it along by scraping it off using your fingernail or a blunt blade. Just remember not to use hot water as it cooks the protein in the blood, making it harder to remove. And if you can help it, wash the blood stain away while it has not dried yet. It would be harder to remove once it dries up.