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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stain Removal Guide - B

By Kimberly Duncan

Beer Stains
Beer stains are usually colorless. However, beer stains can be light yellow in which case they are often slightly stiff.

To remove beer stains, mix one teaspoon of a mild detergent with a cup of water (room temperature). Do not use an alkaline or a bleaching detergent. Blot the stained area in the mixture a few times.

Then mix one-third cup of white household vinegar with two-thirds cup of water and blot again. To finish, rinse with fresh water, blot, and dry.

Blood Stains
Blood stains are red when fresh. As blood dries it becomes dark brown and has irregular edges. For best results, treat a blood stain as soon as possible with any type of dish or laundry soap and then soak in cold water.

Rub the stain gently with a small amount of liquid and soak the item in cold water to soak. When you wash the item in the washer, use liquid bleach if the garment is white and if the laundering instructions allow it. If the item is colored, use color-safe bleach and wash the load in cold water.

Once your laundry load is clean, inspect it for stains. If no stains are visible, use the dryer to dry. However, if stains are still present, repeat the process again.

Please Note: heat will set the stain to the item. Never dry a blood stained item in the dryer and never use warm or hot water to soak a blood stain.

Butter or Margarine Stains
Butter or margarine stains are greasy and are often yellow. These stains sometimes tend to build up. To remove butter or margarine stains, apply dry cleaning solvent and blot. Then apply a detergent solution and blot dry. If the stain is still visible, apply a vinegar solution and blot dry. To finish, rinse with water and dry.

Recommended Reading
Stain Removal Guide - A
Stain Removal Guide - C

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