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Friday, January 30 2009

"What To Do About Pesky Stains"

We can certainly take care of stains on your carpets, rugs, upholstery, and tile, but what about those pesky clothing stains? Some stains are more difficult to remove than others and it depends on the stain and the type of material that the stain is on. Some materials are more difficult to remove stains from, such as silk.

To remove stains from silk, add 1/2 cup of mild detergent and two teaspoons of white vinegar to two quarts of cold water. Do not soak the material in this solution. Rinse well and then roll the garment in a towel and while it is still damp.

To prevent yellowing of linen and wool, especially of garments and blankets, add 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the rinse water.

If you come across a stain while you're doing your laundry and you don't know how to remove the stain then these are are some good tips on how to remove it with what you have available in your house.

Oily Stains: Make a paste of sugar and water. Rub it into the stain and let it set before washing.

Non-Oily Stains: Make a solution of 1 pint of lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon of white vinegar. Apply this to the stain until the stain is gone then rinse with clear water.

Ink: Soak with hairspray, then dry, then brush lightly with a solution of white vinegar and water. Rinse with clear water.

Salt & Water:  White vinegar takes salt and water off of leather.

Hair Dye: Use detergent and white vinegar to remove hair dye stains then bleach with hydrogen peroxide. Then wash in the washer.

Lipstick: Use full strength lemon juice and salt to the stain, then lay the fabric out in the sun for awhile.

Perspiration: use 1/4 cup of salt to 1 quart of hot water. Put this mixture on the stain then launder.

Wine & Fruit Juice:  Make a paste of lemon juice and salt. Put this mixture on the stain and let is set for 30 minutes then launder.

Rust: To remove rust, make a paste of lemon juice and salt and apply it to the stain. Put the fabric in the sun until the stain disappears.

If you have stains on your carpets, rugs, upholstery, or tile give us a call and we'll take care of getting your home back to looking its best.

Posted by: Michael Hull AT 05:40 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email

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