LIFEHACKS

Top 8 Nastiest Stains And 8 Ways To Remove Them

Date June 5, 2018

How often do we dream about a magical washing liquid that removes any stains? Some types of stain tend to linger in the fabric and are hard to remove. Unfortunately, there are also stains that will forever remain, thus ruining your favorite clothes or furniture.

Apparently, all you need to know are a few tricks and life hacks, which can help you remove the most annoying stains.

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Grass

Either during a picnic, or simply playing outside, summer sports always end up in grass stains. Grass does not come off easily, unless you have some vinegar. Mix one part of warm water and one part of plain white vinegar. Rub the stained piece soaked in the mixture and let it rest for 5–10 minutes. Then, apply laundry detergent directly to the stain and massage it into the fabric. Leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water. If the stain does not go away completely, repeat the whole procedure.

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Coffee

If you accidentally spill coffee on the carpet, on your clothes, on the tablecloth or the curtains, there is no need to panic. You can use natural remedies against it, baking soda works especially well. First of all, rinse the stained fabric in cold water. Dip a piece of moist cloth into the baking soda and rub it on the stain. Rinse off with cold water again.

Oil or grease

Greasy stains can be removed with white chalk! If you have the chance to act quickly, and not allow any time for the oil to set into the fabrics, you are lucky. Blot a napkin to the stain to soak the grease and rub the piece of white chalk into the stain as soon as possible. The chalk powder will absorb the oil from the piece of clothing. Do not delay the laundry. Use hot water and your laundry soap.

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Berry

If you love berries, or your kids do, you will probably have to fight those berry stains. Blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries are tasty and healthy, but you need to pay the price – those stains do not come off easily.

As soon as you can, rinse the stain in cool water, then apply lemon juice or rub a piece of lemon on the stain. Let it sit for a while, then rinse and laundry the piece normally.

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Gum

Removing a piece of chewing gum from your clothes might seem like a hard task. It is not, but you need to act quickly. Put an ice cube on the gum to freeze it. When it gets solid, scrape it away with a spatula or a knife (be careful and do not ruin the fabric). If it is too hard, apply glycerin on top and remove the leftovers. Rinse with cool water and soap.

Underarm yellow sweat stains

If sweat left yellow stains on your clothes, you can wash it off with shampoo. However, if the yellowing is too old, make a paste with 4 digestive-enzyme tablets and 1 tablespoon of water. Let it sit for 1 hour.

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Lipstick

Those are the most common stains on the women’s clothing. Use hairspray on the stain, and let it rest for 10 minutes. Then, wipe it with a damp cloth and rinse with cool water.

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Sauces

The top three favorite sauces are tomato sauce, ketchup, and mustard. Unfortunately, they may not appear only on your plate, but on your tablecloth as well! Use dish soap on the stains, then rinse it with plain white vinegar. Let the vinegar sit for 7-10 minutes, then rinse with cool water.

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It is important to observe that different types of fabric demand different treatments. Some may be more sensitive than the others, so act accordingly. If the label sets too many restrictions, try applying the stain-removing product only on a tiny piece of the damaged item as a test.

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Treat the stains gently, do not use hot water, because it can set them permanently. Remember, the faster you start dealing with any stain, the higher your chances of success!

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