Stains have always been a frustrating issue, especially when it’s on your favorite blouse or your new carpet. We have awesome tips on stain remover from your favorite clothes, fabrics, and carpets. So what do we do when a drop of ketchup lands on your new jacket or when your favorite pen is leaking in your pocket? Don’t get rid of these clothes just yet. Tackle these stains with confidence with these stain remover and spot remover techniques.
Most importantly, remove them right away so they won’t set in into the fibers for too long. So first thing first, you must soak or pre-treat the stains as soon as possible with one tablespoon of enzyme laundry detergent and two cups of water for twenty minutes. Rinse thoroughly. It’s a good idea to test a hidden area of the fabric first to make sure the product you use doesn’t damage the garment. Try using an enzyme detergent to break down the proteins, which are specifically designed to lift out the stains.
Chocolate: Wait until it’s completely hard before you remove it. Use colorless dish-washing liquid and water. Blot using a white cloth. For chocolate milk stain, use a few drops of ammonia. For the dark chocolate stain, use two tablespoons white vinegar (for color fabrics) or hydrogen peroxide (for white fabric).
Red Wine and Fruit Juice: Apply one tablespoon of salt over the stain, and let the salt absorb the wine. Then soak the fabric in the enzyme laundry detergent and water mixture overnight. If you’re not home to do this, then use club soda to try and remove some of the stains right away.
Coffee: First, spray the spot with stain remover and let it sit for fifteen minutes. Then wash the garment in warm water using the enzyme detergent mixture. You can also use liquid dishwashing detergent with hot water. For coffee with milk, it’s best to use an oil solvent stain remover.
Grass: Spray the soiled spot with stain remover, and rub the fabric with an old toothbrush to get the product deep into the fibers. You may use white vinegar with water or ammonia to remove the rest of the stain if it’s still there. Another method to use for Grass stains is Methylated spirits or denatured alcohol.
Crayons: Use a product that is made for sticky materials, and let it work for 15 minutes. Then rub it in and try to remove the stain. You may also use liquid dish-washing detergent with warm water.
Blood: Spray stain remover on the spot and let it soak for ten minutes, then rub the fabric together. Rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary. You may also use Hydrogen peroxide on white and light-colored fabrics. Another method is to soak the garment in a saline solution (two tablespoons salt for every quart of cold water).
Ketchup and Other Tomato-Based liquids: Always a good idea to immediately rinse under cold water. And when you’re able, soak the fabric in warm water and apply dish-washing soap, then rub the spot gently to try and work out the stains. For stubborn stains, use methylated spirits. Another excellent method is to spray stain remover and let it soak for 15 minutes. Use white vinegar with water to remove the rest.