Stains can happen at any time of the day and can be caused by anything. Beverages, food, dirt, and so much more can really destroy an outfit. They are so annoying and can easily ruin your day. But before you do anything to try and erase the stain, there are a few things that you should know first to remove it properly. Different stains must be dealt with differently so that they could be properly removed.
This is because one method of removing one stain can result in an even worse stain for others. In this article, we have listed some of the most common stains and easy ways on how you can properly wash them. Think twice before throwing out your favorite shirt, because we are here to help you.
For coffee lovers out there, a coffee stain may be a regular thing for you now. If you have got some old stains on your shirts then we still got you covered. For old coffee stains, treat your garment with detergent then soak in cold water. Rub the garment every 5 minutes to loosen up the stain. Repeat this method and if the stain is still there, soak it in warm water for 5 to 15 minutes. To remove a fresh coffee stain, run the stain under cold water from the back. This should be an easy remedy. But if it does not work, rub detergent on the stain for 3 to 5 minutes.
For red wine stains, the removing process can get a little bit tricky. Stretch the affected area over the opening of a bowl. If the affected area is a tiny spot then a small bowl should work. But if the stain is quite large then go for a larger one. It depends on the size. It is important that you use a rubber band to secure the garment in place. Once the garment is set, sprinkle salt on the stain and then pour hot water over it. You will see the stain disappear. The next step is to toss it in the laundry like any normal garment.
Mud is one of the toughest stains to remove. If you are a parent, then you might have battled with mud stains for some time now. It is important that you do not wipe the mud while it is still fresh because this will only smear it around. Let the stain dry and rub it off or use a vacuum. Rub liquid detergent into the stain and let it sit for 15 minutes. If the stain is stubborn then apply a stained gel, spray, or stick to it and let it rest for some more time. After this step, wash the garment with detergent.
Shoutout to all our artist friends. Paint stains may look cool on our overalls, but there are some items of clothing that we just want to keep clean. If your paint is water based then you have nothing to worry. You can simply rinse the affected area with water and the stain will disappear easily. But if you are using a different kind of paint, let’s say oil-based, then you will have to treat it turpentine, rinse, and then toss it in the wash.
Blood stains can be quite common as well. The experts when it comes to this type of stains are the medical experts as well. According to nurses, the first thing you have to do to remove blood stains is to rinse the garment with cold water. Then blot the affected area to remove much of the blood. Next is to dab a small amount of hydrogen peroxide over the stain to make it disappear. There is also a common notion that a little bit of club soda works wonders when it comes to blood stains.