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Stain Removal Guide - S

By Kimberly Duncan

Scorch Stains
There are many liquid solutions that can be used to treat scorch stains. You can use bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Mix the solution you choose with warm water. Soak the stained fabric in the solution and leave it there for a minimum of 30 minutes. Wash and launder the fabric afterwards. Allow it to dry and iron as usual. The same procedure may be repeated until the stains are completely removed.

Shoe Polish Stains
When shoe polish accidentally stains clothes, make sure never to rub it as this will cause the stain to spread and to become permanent. Use a blotting paper or a regular paper towel to lift off the stain. After this, soak the fabric in a solution made of rubbing alcohol and cold water. You can do a sample application on an unexposed portion of the fabric to make sure that the solution will not damage the fabric in any way. Launder the clothing as usual.

If the shoe polish stain still persists, use a stronger pasty solution made of detergent and cold water. Soak the fabric in this solution. You can leave the fabric submerged overnight. Wash and rinse off the solution from the fabric. Do not allow it to dry unless the stain has completely been removed. Otherwise, the stain will become permanent and impossible to remove.

Spaghetti Sauce Stains
Spaghetti sauce stains should be treated immediately. Soak the stained fabric in cold water and allow the stain to separate from the material. Try applying a pasty solution of detergent and warm water on the stain using a toothbrush. Gently rub the stain in order to remove it. Launder and dry in the usual manner.

If the stain has been left on the clothing, use warm glycerin to get rid of the spaghetti sauce stains that have already dried. Use a spoon to scrape off the dried stain. After this, gently rub the stain with a wet cloth to remove the excess sauce. Soak the fabric in a solution of warm water and strong detergent. Rinse off with cool water and allow it to dry.

Sticker Stains
For sticker stains on clothing, use an ordinary duct tape to remove such stains. Firmly press the duct tape to the stained area. Rub heavily to make sure that all the areas are covered. After this, quickly yank off the duct tape from the fabric. This procedure should lift off the sticker stains from the clothing.

For even more persistent sticker stains, apply peanut butter on the affected areas and leave it there for two to three hours. Afterwards, use a spoon to scrape of the peanut butter and the stain residues. Pour dishwashing liquid over the stained area and scrub the area using a toothbrush. Wash and launder as usual and allow the fabric to dry.

Sweat Stains
Sweat stains in the collar of shirts can be removed using aspirin. Crush a pill of aspirin and mix the powder with a glass of water. When the aspirin has completely dissolved, soak the shirt in the solution. Leave it for a minimum of thirty minutes. Rinse and wash the shirt using the regular detergent. Allow it to dry. The sweat stains should be removed by this time.

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