How To Get Rid Of Stains: Useful Cleaning Hacks

stain removing tipsThere’s nothing worse than getting a stubborn stain on your favourite piece of clothing or expensive carpet, resulting in having to throw away the item or camouflaging it with an odd piece of furniture. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. With so many home remedies and professional cleaning products on the market, you’re bound to find a way save your shirt without the long lasting effects of an unsightly stain.

If you do ever find yourself in a tricky red wine accident or ink dilemma, or any of the below-mentioned stain frustrations, keep the following stain removing tips in mind:

Grease:

  1. Rinse the stain immediately with cold water, if possible.
  2. Rub dishwashing liquid onto the stain and rinse with water.
  3. Apply a professional stain removal product of your choice to the area and let it sit for a few minutes.
  4. Place the item in your washing machine and wash on the usual cycle – placed on the hottest temperature indicated.

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Coffee:

  1. Rinse the item with cold water.
  2. Apply a professional stain removal product of your choice to the area and use a soft toothbrush to work the product into the fabric.
  3. Let the item sit for a few minutes without rinsing.
  4. Place the item in your washing machine and wash on the usual cycle – placed on the hottest temperature indicated.

 

Red wine:

  1. Place salt on the stain – allowing the salt to absorb the stain.
  2. Place the item in cold water with enzyme detergent.
  3. Allow the item to soak overnight.

Ink:

  1. Place a paper towel underneath the item.
  2. Spray hairspray on the stain until saturated.
  3. Blot the ink stain with a clean cloth.
  4. Repeat the process until the stain has vanished.
  5. Wash the item in an enzyme detergent.

Grass:

  1. Apply a professional stain removal product of your choice to the area and rub the fabric together.
  2. Wash the item with all your other regular, stain-free clothing items.
  3. Apply diluted white vinegar to the remaining stain to get rid of any leftover marks.

Perspiration:

  1. Apply a prewash stain remover and allow the item to sit for a few minutes before washing.
  2. Wash the item in hot water recommended for the fabric type using an enzyme detergent/oxygen bleach.

Remember, when figuring out how to get rid of stains, it’s important to pre-treat the item before washing it – ensuring that you allow the stain to soak up the detergent and loosen its grip on the fabric before adding it to the washing machine.

“Pre-treating is a really important step for stain removal. It’s best to treat stains right away, so blot fresh stains with a paper towel or a white rag.” – Clinton Kelly

Please note: stain removal tips implemented at own risk.