HOW TO REMOVE MOST OF THE COMMON STAINS

Stains can be generated pretty much by everything able to leave residues behind. Some stains are easy to remove others are very difficult to treat. Not all stains are the same, so are the ways to remove them. Here we share some tips to remove some common stains.   

 Following are 10 best and easiest ways to remove common stains:

 

1-ANTIPERSPIRANT:

 A lot of people daily use a different type of antiperspirant, and some of those can be very messy and leave some stains on your clothes. To remove antiperspirant stains, you can apply first some dry-cleaning solvent, then some household ammonia, gently wash and thoroughly rinse and dry. This should do the trick.  

 2-OIL, BUTTER, CREAM: 

Some of the most feared stains include fat, butter, creams stains. They can look messy and dirty. To remove them, first, scrape off the excess, then wash at a high temperature taking into account the fabric care instructions. You can as well treat with solvent then dry with a hairdryer. If some stain remains, treat with a mixture of dry-cleaning solution and a bit of cornflour; brush off when dry. 

3-CHEWING GUM: 

 Usually, you do not need much to remove chewing gum stain, you can put the stained item in the freeze for an hour or less, remove and crack off the gum into small pieces. You can as well apply some ice cube against the gum for the same results. Another way is to rub on the gum some egg white to soften, then clean with a dry-cleaning product.  

4-BLOOD: 

 To remove blood stains, soak the stain in cold saltwater, possibly when staining still fresh.do not rub the stain if it is a wool fabric, just let it soak and let the water run through. If the blot already dry, try to brush off and then soak in a warm solution of liquid detergent following instructions, you can as well bleach with a hydrogen peroxide solution, then wash. Some blood stains are very tricky to remove, depending on the fabrics; some will not come out.   

 

5-ADHESIVES, GLUES:

 Sometimes you can get some glues or some adhesive on your garment or somewhere you did not intend to, you can deal with by following the advice on the label. Most glue and adhesives can be removed by soaking the stains into some cold water. You can add some ammonia and rinse. For cellulose-based adhesives, you can use acetone or non-oily nail varnish remover. Some adhesives can be removed with a solution of methylated spirit. 

 

6-DRINKS (COFFEE, TEA, BEER, JUICES, WINES):

To remove wine stains, apply some liquid detergent, clean and then apply vinegar on it. Rinse again; you can remove any residual stain with hydrogen peroxide.  To treat juices stain, first, spray on it some cold water, then clean with liquid detergent. You can remove residual with a household ammonia solution.  For coffee and tea stains, clean straight away with cold water, if still needed to soak in liquid detergent solution. You can remove any residual stain with hydrogen peroxide diluted with water.  You can remove beer stain by applying vinegar on it. You can as well treat it with liquid detergent. You can remove any residual with hydrogen peroxide.  

 

7-COSMETICS:

Most cosmetics stains can be removed with some dry-cleaning solvent. Apply a little bit of the solvent, then add some mild household detergent solution and a few drops of ammonia before washing as usual.  

 

8-SAUCES: 

You can treat sauce stain by spraying some cold water on it, clean with liquid detergent solution, then apply some white spirit on the stain, wash and rinse. 

 

9-INKS:

 For inks stains, to avoid of the stain to be indelible, apply some cold water immediately on it, as soon as it happens, then clean with a liquid detergent that you use from the back of the stain and rinse. Repeat the process up to complete removal of the stains.  

 

10-FAECES AND URINES:

 Faeces and urine could be sometimes tricky to treat, but in most cases, they can be removed. For wastes, brush off all hard matter and soak the stain in a borax solution; then wash as usual. You can as well used liquid detergent to clean.