There is nothing worse than staining your favourite item of clothing and not knowing how to get rid of it. Sometimes stains can actually be made worse when you try to remove them, so these five tips will ensure that you get the grime out for good.
Taking Out Tea
You may not believe it, but the one thing that takes tea stains out better than anything is sugar! All you need to do is mix up a thick concoction of sugar water and wait until you have made a paste. When this is done, simply apply it to the stained area and launder as usual after about 10 minutes. This effectively removes the stain.
Bye-Bye Ink Blots
If ink has blotted your shirt or skirt, don’t despair: there’s a way to get rid of unfortunate marks with ease. You can soak the stain with rubbing alcohol to dissolve it, or wipe it with milk until it runs clean.
Red, Red Wine
If you spill red wine on your favourite mens Farah shirts, you can easily buy another one at http://ejmenswear.com/brands/farah, or you can use a tried and tested stain-removal technique. If you make a mess, simply soak your shirt in water and make a pouch using the fabric around the stain. Then add cream of tartar and tie the fabric closed. You can then wash the shirt as normal and the stain should come out. If the stain is fresh, you can also sprinkle it with baking soda or salt, as this draws out the wine.
Even your own body oil can stain your clothes, and although there are natural detergent options available, sometimes you need something a little stronger. A good store-bought shampoo can remove oil if you rub it in and leave it for a little bit and wash as usual thereafter.
Get Rid of Grease
Grease stains may seem impossible to remove, but they can come out with a little bit of know-how and elbow grease. If you have a grease stain, sprinkle corn starch on it and let it soak up the oil. You can then brush the corn starch away, and it should take the grease spot with it. The corn starch effectively lifts the grease out of the fabric without damaging it.