We spend so much of our hard-earned money and time in picking out absolutely stunning outfits. But, no matter how much you take care and avoid getting any stains on it, you ought to do it at least once if not more than that in your life. Fret not, those seemingly impossible stains can be removed if you tackle them the right way.
Whether it’s your new office pants or your white ensembles, the borrowed top from a friend or your husband’s formal dress, we’ve got you all covered when it comes to stains. Here we have used many common household products in the list.
- Sweat Stains
You can remove sweat stains without any hassle by using a simple solution of white vinegar and water. Soak the affected area in the solution for about 20-30 minutes. After this, run cold water directly through it and gently rub off the vinegar from the cloth. Wash the garment like you normally would and there you have your flawless dress again.
- Ink Stains
Ball-point pen ink stains can be removed by soaking the affected area in alcohol for 10-15 minutes and washing it with warm water. As for ink stains from a felt-tip pen, things can get a bit more complicated. But worry not! It is completely doable! First you need to soak the garment in cold water, followed by a mix of hot water, liquid detergent and ammonia. Soak it in for around 30-60 minutes, or let it stay overnight if the stain is too strong to come off. Once you see the stain going away, rub it gently and then launder.
- Oil Stain
Oil stains on your pillow can be removed easily with a shampoo wash. However, for an oil stain on your clothes, you can use white chalk- a common item found in almost every household or even buy it (super cheap). Rub the chalk against the oil stain and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Then, brush off the chalk from the fabric and wash as normal.
- Mildew Stains
You can use bleach, borax and white vinegar to scrape off mildew from your stained clothes. Once you’re done rubbing the stain, wash it with hot water. Dry naturally in bright sunlight as it would kill the mildew from the inside if any.
- Lipstick Stain
Lipstick stains are considered to be super difficult to remove as they do not consist many components which dissolve or react to solutions/chemicals. It also depends largely on the fabric of the stained garment. If it’s a woollen piece, you should consult to a professional cleaner. However, for other
fabrics you can simply scrape off the lipstick and then wash it with a grease-attacker detergent to remove the stain.
- Coffee Stains
The easiest way to remove a coffee stain is to run hot water directly through it. If the stain dries off, treat it with a solution of 50% vinegar and 50% water. Use a brush to gently rub off the stain soaked in vinegar and then wash it normally. These simple yet effective tips on removing stains from your clothes can drastically impact your laundry and make it easier.
- Grease Stains
Grease stains are stubborn! They neither mellow down on the fabric nor go away completely. One of the simplest and basic tricks to remove grease stains is to sprinkle a dash of corn starch on the affected area. Once it is soaked in the fabric, you can rub it off. You’ll see the grease spot coming right up after which you can launder it just the way you usually do.