How to Remove Stubborn Stains From Your Clothes…

From grass stains to red wine and beyond, in this article we would like you to learn how to remove these difficult stains for good. Stains on your clothing are the definition of frustrating but before you throw away that blouse you accidentally spilled red wine on, or retire your child’s good jeans because of grass stains, try some of these helpful tips…

Check for Colorfastness

Test for colorfastness first. Apply hot vinegar to an inconspicuous area of the garment with a cotton swab, and let it sit for one to three minutes before applying a paper towel to the area. If no color comes off on the towel, the garment is colorfast, and you can continue to pre-treat with vinegar.

Pre-treatment

The most important aspect of stain removal is pre-treating as soon as possible. The sooner you can soak or pre-treat a stain, the better your chances of being able to remove it. When pre-treating, always test a discreet area of fabric with a pre-treating solution to make sure the product doesn’t damage your garment. Apply pre-treatment remover only to the affected areas on the item and then let it sit for 10-15 minutes so it can soak thoroughly in the fabric and work its magic. While you can purchase stain removers from the store, vinegar works great for such purposes too.

Gently Agitate the Stains

After the pre-treatment has soaked into the fabric, we recommend taking a toothbrush, rag or similar object to lightly go over the affected areas. Even gentle agitation can help lift stain out of the fabric.

Launder as Usual

Now you are ready to wash the garment as normal with your standard detergent. Combined with the previous steps, a normal wash cycle should be more than enough to lift the stains out of the fabric so that your garment come out of the wash looking good as new!

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