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Your Guide to Getting Any Common Stain Out

November 04 2021 – Emma Mull

Your Guide to Getting Any Common Stain Out

Your Guide to Getting Any Common Stain Out

Uh-oh.

You sloshed, spilled, or splattered something on your favourite shirt, dress or sweater and now you’re panic Googling. 

Life’s messy and stains are unavoidable, but with the right cleaning combo, your favourite shirt still has hope.

Disclaimer: Always read the label on your garment before following any of these steps. Getting a stain out is pointless if your shirt shrinks in the process!

Oil Stains

These ones just look like water… until they never dry. 

  1. Dab rubbing alcohol on the stain until the affected area is fully saturated.

  2. Let rest for a few minutes

  3. Rub with a plain bar of soap

  4. Rinse with cold water

  5. Air dry. (Hint: if your plastic laundry pegs suck, try these).

  6. Repeat if any stain remains.

 Red wine stain removal

Red Wine Stains

Red wine lovers rejoice. 

  1. Act Fast.

  2. Dab white vinegar on the stain. This will neutralize red and purple pigments. 

  3. Rub in laundry detergent.

  4. Then launder in hot water.

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Sauce (Tomato-based) Stains

So you had a great meal, and got a not-so-great stain.

  1. Flush under cold water from the inside-out.

  2. Work detergent into the stain from the outside, in.

  3. Let sit.

  4. Rinse thoroughly.

  5. If the stain persists, dab on white vinegar and repeat.

 

How to remove sweat stains from clothing

Sweat Stains

Don’t sweat it. 

  1. Soak the stained areas with white vinegar for about an hour.

  2. Rub with a clean toothbrush, brush or flannel.

  3. Rinse.

 How to remove a coffee stain from shirt

Coffee Stains

We get these a latte.

  1. Flush stain outward with cold water.

  2. Apply liquid detergent to the stain.

  3. Air-dry. 

  4. Inspect and repeat as necessary. 

 How to remove pen ink stain

Ink Stains

Curse of the ink-splotched pocket. 

  1. Put a paper towel below the stain. This will prevent outward growth.

  2. Carefully apply Rubbing Alcohol to the stain. Use an eyedropper if you have one.

  3. Dab with a clean white rag until no further pigment comes out. 

 How to remove grass stain from jeans

Grass Stains

Playing outside is still worth it.

  1. Soak the garment in cold water.

  2. Pre-treat by applying vinegar to the stain.

  3. Apply detergent directly to the stain.

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