Grease, Makeup, Ink: How To Remove Different Stains From Clothes

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June 20, 2018 13:01 By Fabiosa

How awful it is when you put on a new dress or blouse, and then stain it with food, ink or makeup! You know that these situations are not rare. First of all, don’t panic! Any stain can be removed if you know the secrets. Today, you will learn how to get rid of the most common types of stains.

Yellow stains from deodorant

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Although on many of them it is written that they don’t leave marks, deodorants always show on white clothes with time. There is a simple recipe that will help to deal with this yellowness. Mix 1 tablespoon of rock salt in a glass of warm water, and then wipe the yellow place with this solution. Using the same principle, you can remove the stain with 6% vinegar or lemon juice. After this, wash it in regular water. Note that you must use these two ways for whites only, as the dark clothes will lose color.

Ink stains

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Most common ones! Alcohol or 6% vinegar will help you with these. Just rub it in a stain. You can use alcohol on fabrics of all colors, but use vinegar only with whites. After this, rinse the clothes in cold water and wash.

Stains of coffee and other drinks

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You can also include chocolate stains here. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of ammonium hydroxide in 0.26 gallon (1 liter) of boiled water. Wash the stain gently in a circular motion from edges to the center with a soft sponge. Then rinse the item of clothing in cold water and wash it. Remarkably, you can remove a tea stain with a most unexpected ingredient - sugar! Sprinkle it over the stain and leave for an hour, then wash it.

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Grease stains

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It’s like the frying pan is targeting clothes on purpose! To remove a grease stain immediately sprinkle tooth powder, baby powder or talc over it, cover it with a clean sheet of paper and put something heavy on top. After a couple of hours remove the powder and brush the stain. Then proceed with regular laundry. Also, you can handle grease stains with laundry soap. If the stain is old, pour warm glycerin on it, rub and wash it. On the cotton fabric, you can also use ammonia solution described above.

Stains of cosmetics

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Foundation always tends to stay on the collar of white blouses and t-shirts, and your sweetheart’s clothes get all covered in your mascara and lipstick from times to times. Stains from fat containing cosmetics are removed the same way as ordinary grease stains on woolen and silk fabrics. But if you got stained with fat-free cosmetics, then use the solution of 1 tablespoon of ammonium hydroxide in 0.26 gallon (1 liter) of boiled water. This method is suitable for cotton, woolen, and linen fabrics. After you wipe the stain with this solution, rinse it in cold water and wash.

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Now you know how to cope with the trickiest stains. Remember – don’t panic, tears won’t help you save your favorite dress, but a proper recipe will. And you have it now!

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