Summer is the time for hotdogs, grilling and yes stains. Yet, there are some stains that you can actually get rid of, with the right solutions. Try these tricks on your next stains and see how quickly they can become history.
Sometimes it just seems like the kids actually roll in this stuff. What is a parent to do about this type of stain?
Why not try rubbing a bit of mineral spirits onto the stain? Remember to use this only in a well vented area. First, test out the fabric to make sure it won’t ruin it first. You always do this in a corner where it won’t be seen. If it seems to be doing all right, use a toothbrush to rub the mineral spirits into the stain. Flush the area with water. Pat dry and the wash it in your laundry as usual.
Try to get to the stain before it has time to dry completely. Wash the area in cold water. Treat it with your favorite stain remover. Wash as usual.
If you can, rinse the area in cold water. Now apply your laundry detergent directly onto the area and allow it to sit in more cold water for about 10 minutes. Wash as usual. If you find the stain is still there, try applying vinegar to the area and washing again.
Soak the area in warm water for ten minutes. Treat the area with your favorite stain treatment. Wash as you would usually.
Vinegar works wonders when you are trying to get out a mustard stain. However, you may want to test the area first to make sure that it doesn’t actually harm the fabric. You can do this by applying a bit of vinegar to a corner of the fabric and allow it to dry. If no discolorations occur, it is safe to use. Now apply the vinegar directly to the mustard area. Allow it to soak for about ten minutes. Apply some dish detergent to the area and hand wash it. Hopefully, the mustard stain will slowly disappear. Now, wash it again as you would normally.
Yes, summer can be the season of stains and a steady supply of washing laundry. Don’t let it get you down; just learn some of the tips that makes washing cloths and getting out stains easier.