17 Tough Stains And How To Remove ThemHow to Remove Stains

Stains on clothing are a bugger for most of us, and when there are kids involved, there are always stains!

Here’s some information on how to remove even the toughest stains!

The general rules to removing stains are:

  • Treat immediately if circumstances allow.
  • Whenever possible, use natural products (such as white vinegar).
  • Always try the simplest method first.
  • Always experiment beforehand on an unimportant piece of material.

Here are ways to remove 17 of the toughest stains on the planet and how to remove them.

1. Lipstick

If the fabric is machine washable, saturate the spot with hair spray then leave it for about 10 minutes, then dab with a damp cloth or sponge to remove the stain. Pop it in your normal wash and the stain should be gone!

2. Mascara

Wet the area then either rub some Sunlight or Sard soap onto the stain to remove as much of it as you can, then wash as normal. If the stain is still present after the wash, try rubbing some dish washing detergent or shampoo into the stain then pop it back in the wash.

3. Nail Polish

If you have spilt nail polish on an expensive piece of clothing or very dark colours, take it straight to your local dry cleaner! Nail polish is notoriously hard to remove. First of all, try and scrape away as much as you can with your fingernail. The best way is to use an acetate=based nail polish remover, and gently dab with a cotton bud from the outside of the nail polish in trying not to soak the fabric (or the colour will be removed too!).

Hairspray is also effective if you don’t have nail polish remover on hand!

4. Chocolate

A little yolk of raw egg will remove chocolate stains from most materials. Rub it gently on the stain with a clean piece of linen, and afterwards, wash as normal.

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