How to Remove Almost Any Stain
I love shopping for clothes. There is something satisfying about searching out and finding that perfect piece. Which makes it even more devastating when a minor slip of the hand or an accidental bump causes a stain. In an instant, all the effort and satisfaction you felt in finding that piece is replaced by devastation. Here are a few tips I picked up from Martha on how to remove those pesky stains and save your favorite pieces.
Solution: White vinegar or lemon juice; washing soda
Instructions: Soak stains in white vinegar or lemon juice for one hour; rinse. If there is some remaining stain, dampen the area with water, use a dab of detergent and rub it in gently.
Stain: Red Wine
Solution: White vinegar or lemon juice; denatured alcohol
Instructions: Soak spot with denatured alcohol. Flush stain with white vinegar to remove residual stain. Stretch stained area over a bowl; secure with a rubber band. Place in sink; pour boiling water over stain from a foot above.
Solution: Cold water; hydrogen peroxide; corn starch
Instructions: Soak in cold water. For stubborn stains, soak stain in hydrogen peroxide. Or use a paste of equal parts cornstarch and cold water.
Stain: Coffee and Tea
Solution: White vinegar or lemon juice; cream of tartar
Instructions: Soak the stain in straight white vinegar or lemon juice for one hour. Alternatively, clean with a paste made of cream of tartar and water.
Solution: White vinegar
Instructions: Soak the area in white vinegar for one hour.
Solution: Vegetable-based detergent or soap; washing soda
Instructions: Sometimes just blotting the stain with detergent is all you need. If the stain remains, make a paste of equal parts washing soda and water and gently rub it in. Leave for at least one hour.
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