Dealing with a persistent stain often means endless scrubbing before having to throw your clothes out anyway because you just can’t get rid of it. But in almost all cases, you can get rid of those stains if you act fast enough before it’s had time to set in. Each stain has its own solution but if you don’t know what to put on it, you could end up making it a lot worse.
These are some of the most STUBBORN stains and how to get rid of them.
Coffee spills are pretty common and they’ll completely ruin a white shirt, but you can salvage it if you know what you’re doing. The first thing to do is grab a bowl and stretch the fabric over it, then boil a kettle and pour the boiling water through the stain. This should lift most of it out and stop it from setting in, then when you wash it, it should come out good as new. If you’re drinking black coffee, that’s all you need to do but if you take milk and sugar, things are a little more complicated. You’ll need to gently apply an oil based solvent to the stain to get the milk and sugar out, if you take these steps right away, the stain should come out in the wash. On particularly delicate clothes, it’s often better to use DIY cleaning products that don’t have as many chemicals in them.
If you’ve got damp in the walls, it can easily creep through the back of the wardrobe and onto your clothes, it can also get into the curtains near windows that aren’t very well insulated. But don’t worry, there is a way that you can solve it. The first thing to say is that if this is a persistent problem, you’ve got bigger worries than some ruined clothes and you need to get mold remediation services in to get rid of the root cause. Once you’ve done that, you can look bringing those moldy clothes back to life. You need to remove the bulk of the mold before washing it so take an old toothbrush and some hot water and gently scrub them away. When you’re washing them, you need to do it at the hottest temperature possible to make sure you kill all of the mold spores, just remember to check the labels first.
You can’t exactly wear that white shirt with a giant yellow splodge in the middle so a mustard stain needs to be dealt with immediately. The best thing for it is some white wine vinegar which will lift most of the stain. Don’t scrub it, otherwise, you’ll just make it worse. Once you’ve applied some vinegar to it, mix up a solution of dish soap and water (about 1 tablespoon to 10 ounces of water) and soak it for a while before washing.
Your days of throwing out stained clothes are over. Now you can get rid of those persistent stains with ease.