Vinegar – Vinegar is also effective when it comes to getting rid of curry stains. Just mix one tablespoon of liquid dish washing detergent with a tablespoon of white vinegar and around half a litre of cold water, then apply the solution to the stain with a clean cloth. Use a sponge to soak up the excess liquid, if there is any. Repeat the process until the stain disappears.
Can baking soda remove old stains?
Baking soda is most effective as a stain remover when mixed with water and used as a paste. The paste helps draw a stain out of fabric and essentially ‘traps’ pigment and odor in the baking soda. As the paste dries, it pulls more and more of the stain from the fabric.
How do you get old turmeric stains out of clothes?
What You’ll Need: –
Baking sodaWaterMicrofiber clothWhite vinegar or lemon juiceMagic Eraser melamine sponge (optional)
Step 1: Create a paste by combining equal parts baking soda and water. Apply it to the stain and let sit for about 15 minutes. Step 2: Using a microfiber cloth, gently scrub the stain in a circular motion. Step 3: For extra cleaning power, try adding lemon juice or vinegar (if it’s safe for your countertop material ).
How do you remove tough stains naturally?
- Blot away any excess spilled perfume.
- Combine 1/2 teaspoon dish detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 1 cup of water and dab the mixture on the stain.
- Blot again with a clean cloth and wash as usual.
Can bleach remove old stains?
Can you get tough stains out of clothes once the stains are washed in? Steve Baccon/Getty Images One of the simple, unavoidable facts of life is that stains happen, no matter how careful we are with our glasses of red wine or simmering pans of spaghetti sauce.
- Unfortunately, every stain reacts differently to the myriad cleaning methods out there, so success isn’t guaranteed on the first try, even if you do everything right from the very moment the blemish occurs.
- Many people throw in the towel, so to speak, after the garment in question has been put through the washing machine to less than stellar results.
There’s no need to give up on your favorite tee, though! Whether your pretreatment failed or you simply didn’t notice the stain before tossing it in the wash, there are plenty of ways to eliminate pesky blemishes. In fact, almost all stains will come out with some extra elbow grease (pun intended).
My go-to stain removal technique is appallingly easy. Just rub a little bit of liquid detergent directly onto the stain, let it soak in and then run it through the washer again. Some experts swear by liquid dishwashing detergent used in the same fashion. Hey, it’s all soap, right? Stain-removal sprays and sticks have come a long way in recent years. A squirt or two of the good stuff usually does the trick. Just make sure you follow the given directions or it won’t be as effective. For grease marks caused by substances like salad dressing or cooking oils, simply rub a stick of white chalk into the stain to absorb the offending spot and then run it through the washer again. Adding baking soda to the wash and then running the garment through again is another effective method for getting rid of oil or grease stains. If that annoying oil stain still hasn’t budged, consider rubbing some corn starch directly into it and washing it yet again. Occasionally, kids or crafty adults get a little overzealous with glue sticks – and their clothes pay the price. Unfortunately, glue can leave a stain even after the substance has been peeled or scraped off. Acetone, which is found in nail polish remover, is generally very effective at getting rid of glue-based blemishes. Make sure the fabric you’re treating is colorfast and machine washable, though, since acetone can cause the fabric to become further discolored. Bleach is very harsh and often less effective than most stain removal aids, so try to avoid using it when possible. If you feel like it’s your only option, though, start with diluted oxygen bleach and move on to chlorine bleach if necessary. Really old, stubborn stains sometimes respond best to liquid glycerin. Rub it in, let it soak and then launder again.
Whatever you do, try to avoid putting stained items in the dryer because the heat often causes the discoloration to set permanently. Originally Published: Apr 12, 2012