If you’re interested in learning a few DIY stain hacks, that will make removing difficult stains a little easier, simply continue reading to discover three of the hardest stains to remove as well as 3 tips to remove them.
Three of the Hardest Stains to Remove and How to Remove Them:
Chances are that you’ve spilled ketchup onto one of your favorite items of clothing in the past. If you’ve always struggled to remove ketchup stains from your clothing, you’re in luck as there is a relatively simple way to rid your clothing of unsightly ketchup stains.
Firstly, you’ll dramatically increase your chances of completely removing your ketchup stain if you remember to place your clothing item under running water for a few minutes, as soon as you notice your stain. After a few minutes place your clothing item in a sink or plastic bucket filled with hot water and use a sponge that has been squirted with dishwashing liquid to wash your ketchup stain out of your clothing.
2. Red wine
Next time you accidentally knock over a glass of red wine and manage to stain a white shirt or your carpet, don’t worry simply use the following tips to remove any trace of spillage.
Firstly cover your stain with a handful of salt. Although if you have managed to spill red wine over a large area of fabric or carpet you may need to use more salt. After a couple of minutes, you should notice that the salt which you covered your stain with has started to absorb your red wine and that your salt should start to turn pink in color.
Next, fill your laundry basin with cold water and place your clothing item in your basin overnight to soak with a special enzyme detergent, which will remove all traces of red wine from your clothing. However, if you’ve managed to stain your carpet you’ll need to periodically sponge the affected area with water and your enzyme detergent every couple of hours.
3. Pen marks
If you’ve ever got pen marks on your clothing and thrown out your clothing, as a result, stop what you’re doing and write down this handy trick. So that you’ll be able to effectively remove pen marks from your clothing in the future.
To remove pen marks from clothing simply place a regular paper towel underneath your clothing item and start spraying your affected item with hairspray. Until the fabric is thoroughly soaked. Then let the hairspray soak into your material for a couple of minutes before using a second dry napkin to lightly pat your fabric dry. Repeat this process a couple of times before washing your item in your washing machine with an enzyme specific detergent.
So if you’ve thrown away dozens of clothing items over the years as they’ve been stained by pen marks, ketchup or wine, you’re in luck as the next time you notice a clothing stain, you’ll have the tools and tips to help you rid your clothing of unsightly stains!