Summer Clothing Stain Removal Part 1
So you’re wearing your favorite shirt to the family picnic and now you have mustard on it! That’s just great! How do you get the stain out completely (Naturally) so you don’t have to part without it?
I have been doing my own experimenting with a few summer time stains that my own family, sometimes gets on there clothes. I have been working on Natural ways to get rid of stains. Below are the results from my experiments.
Blood stains are permanent once they set. Removing them before the item is washed and dried is essential. Usually blood stains are removed very easily with a sponge or paper towels dipped in cold water.
Hydrogen Peroxide is highly recommended for treating blood. The peroxide may be used full strength and poured directly from the bottle.
Removing Dried or Old Blood Stains
Sometimes you can’t treat blood stains immediately. In such a case, soak the blood stain in cold water for several hours to loosen and dissolve as much of the blood stain as possible. You might even run it through a complete cold wash with a mild detergent or pure soap flakes. Check for remaining stain, then try this:
- 1 Tablespoon Meat Tenderizer
- 2 Teaspoons Cold Water
- Mix to make a paste
Make this a paste and spread it on the stain with your finger tips. Allow it to sit for half hour to an hour. Shake off excess. Wash in cold water.
Removing Blood Stains From Mattresses
Make up the paste from above and daub it on the stained area using a spoon. Allow the paste to air dry, completely. Scrape off and examine the stain. If the stain is still there, apply the paste again, and allow it to air dry completely. You may not be able to completely remove the stain. It would be a great idea to invest in a mattress cover, to prevent such accidents from happening again.
Blueberry Stain Removal
Like any stain, working to get it out of the fabric immediately is key. Blueberry stains are difficult to remove from fabrics and tend to set instantly.
Flush the stain with cool water as soon as possible. Then try this:
- Mix 1 tbsp. of white vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. liquid laundry detergent
- 1 qt. of cool water
Soak the stain in the solution for 15 minutes, then rinse with cool water. If the stain isn’t gone, dip a sponge in rubbing alcohol, blot and gently rub the stain until it lightens. Rinse the item thoroughly, then launder using a bleach alternative if it’s safe for the fabric.
Another method: Stretch the stained areas over a bowl or a sink, then pour boiling water from a height of several feet above the item, through the stain. You can also use an enzyme stain remover, or mix equal parts vinegar, water, and liquid dishwashing soap in a squeeze bottle, shake, and work into the spots. Let stand a few minutes, then launder.
Follow these steps to remove from fabrics such as Acrylic Fabric, Nylon, Modacrylic, Olefin, Polyester and Spandex.
- Wipe up as much excess as possible.
- Flush the stain with club soda
- Daub the area with a liquid dishwashing soap: (Dawn works best.)
- Flush with cool water.
Other methods that I think works best.
Use a milk protein such as Heavy Cream. Soak the area where the chocolate stain is, and watch the chocolate stain start to disappear.
Mix 1 part dishwashing liquid to 2 parts hydrogen peroxide, for non-color fabric. Working this mixture in using a toothbrush and letting it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Food Grease Stains
Salad dressing and Olive Oil, and Fries can make a mess on your favorite shirt. If this happens at a restaurant you can use the artificial sweetener or bring the sweetener home with you. The sweetener absorbs the grease. I let it sit on the stain over night.
Other methods that I tried and they worked was: Using baby powder or if you don’t have baby powder you can use flour. It doesn’t matter if its All Purpose Flour or Self Rising. Pour it on the grease, let sit over night, shake off the excess and wash.
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