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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Stain Removal Guide - T

By Kimberly Duncan

Tar Stains
Ice cubes are the key to removing tar stains. Put a sufficient number of ice cubes in a plastic bag that is strong enough to hold them. Pat the tar stained fabric using this bag of ice cubes to allow the coldness to transfer to the fabric. Wash with a strong detergent and dry the fabric as usual.

In case of heavy tar stains, put the stained fabric insider the freezer. Leave it to completely harden. Afterwards, apply a dose of stain remover on the affected area. Wash and air dry in the regular manner.

Tea Stains
Make a solution composed of a teaspoon of white vinegar and one-quarter cup of cold water. Use a sprayer to apply the solution to the stained areas. Blot the applied solution using a light-colored cloth or sponge. This should remove the stain gradually.

If the stain is still not removed, use a solution of one teaspoon of baking soda and warm water. Soak the fabric in this solution for 30 minutes. Rinse off and launder in the regular way. Allow the fabric to dry and check if the stain is completely removed. If it is still there, you can soak the fabric again in the baking soda solution and leave it submerged overnight.

Tomato Stains
Use a spoon to scrape off any excess tomato chunks from the fabric. Do not brush or rub the stain to avoid its spread to other parts of the clothing. After this, put the fabric under cold running water to remove the stain further. Apply strong detergent on the stain using a toothbrush. Rinse off the detergent and wash the clothing in the normal manner.

If the stain is still there, repeat the same procedure and wash the fabric a third time using a solution of bleaching formula and hot water. If the stain is still there, spray a commercial stain-removing formula on the stain and rinse it off. Allow it to dry. The tomato stains should be removed when this last resort is taken.

Toothpaste Stains
Toothpaste stains can be removed by a solution of warm water and colorless dishwashing liquid. Soak the stained clothing in the solution and leave it there for at least ten minutes. Rinse it off using warm water. Repeat this procedure until the stain has been removed.

If the stain is persistent, you can use an acidic solution. Make a solution that is two parts water and one part white vinegar. Pour the solution over the stain. Rub gently using a light-colored cloth or paper towel. Wash and air-dry in the regular way.

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