Treat stains as soon as possible after staining. The older the stain, the more difficult it will be to remove it. Here are amazing ways to get rid of stains at home with natural ingredients found in the kitchen –
COFFEE STAIN – You can lift out the coffee stain from your cotton-blend clothing or tablecloth by patting the spot with a towel moistened with white vinegar or lemon juice just before placing the item in the wash. For large stains, soak the garment overnight in a solution of 3 parts of white vinegar to 1 part cold water before washing.
INK STAIN –
The most common remedy for ink stain has to be hairspray! Place a clean cloth underneath the stain so that it doesn’t seep through to any other layers and spray the ink until saturated. Let it soak for several seconds then blot ink stain with another clean cloth. Repeat this process until gone and wash in enzyme detergent. You may also soak item in milk overnight then wash as usual
SWEAT STAIN –
This is perhaps the simplest and the most affordable solution for cleaning sweat stained garments. You just need to mix equal parts of lemon juice and water, and rub it on the affected area to clean the stain. For tough stains, use baking soda mixed with lemon juice to scrub away the stain. Wash in regular cycle.
PERFUME STAIN –
Lubricate the stain with a solution of equal parts glycerine and water, leave to soak for up to an hour, then wash as normal. Make a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water and gently sponge the stain so the entire area is covered.
RED LIPSTICK STAIN
Dab the stained area with mild liquid dish soap. Put the soap on a paper towel or cloth if you’d like. Once you’ve covered the spot with dish soap, let it sit for 10 minutes. Once you’ve removed the stain, rinse the fabric with water.
Sprinkle flour, talcum powder, cornstarch or artificial sweetener on both sides of the stain and let sit for 30 minutes. You can also rub the stain with white chalk and the chalk will absorb the oil. Allow the powder or chalk to soak for an hour or two, then wash as usual. Shake off the powder; the stain should be faded or gone. Rub in some dishwashing soap and rinse under hot water; repeat as needed.
RED WINE STAIN
Dab stain with paper towels to absorb as much wine as possible. (Blot, don’t rub!). Flush the stain with white wine, blotting dry between applications. Then flush with club soda, followed by white vinegar; repeat as needed.
Use a blunt knife or a spoon to gently lift the dried blood stain. For light colored fabric, cut a lemon in half and rub it on the stain or gently blot the stain with a cloth moistened with some hydrogen peroxide. Rinse with fresh water and laundry as usual.
Try to scrape off as much of it as you can with a blunt-edged knife. Soak in warm soapy water and if a brown stain is still visible, dab the stain with a mix of water with dish soap and rinse with warm water.
All stain removal methods should be applied prior to laundering washable garments. Stains that have been laundered and dried are almost impossible to remove.