A good meal or drink can leave us with unsightly stains on our clothes as a result of spills, splatters, and fumbles. Stains are usually hard to remove, but this simple guide will show you how to effectively remove common liquid food and drink stains.
Cranberry juice does wonders to prevent urinary tract infections and to treat many other problems, however, it can definitely leave stubborn stains. To remove them, do the following:
- Mix an equal amount of dish soap and white vinegar and rub the stain thoroughly.
- Wait 15 minutes and rinse the stain with warm water.
The addition of cool beer alongside a delicious meal is always welcome, but this drink can stain clothes easily. To remove the alcoholic drink stain, take the following simple steps:
- Rub an ice cube on the stain and wait for it to harden.
- Apply stain remover to the garment and wash as usual.
Coffee with milk
Apart from the third degree burn wound it might cause, coffee may be particularly difficult to remove from clothing.
- Sprinkle stain remover liquid on the stain and rub it hard.
- Wash the garment at a high temperature, and if the stain isn’t removed, wash it with a bleach that does not harm colored fabric.
Next time someone spills red wine on your crisp white shirt, tablecloth, or other washable fabric, don’t panic. These easy steps will make any garment look as good as new:
- Blot, don’t rub. Dab at the red wine stain with a damp, white cotton cloth to absorb any excess wine. (Rubbing is the wrong move because it will actually set the stain.)
- Slide a bowl under the fabric, centering the stain over the bowl. Secure with a large rubber band.
- Coat the stain with a generous amount of salt and let sit for at least five minutes to allow the salt to start absorbing the liquid. Keep in mind: The sooner salt is applied, the easier it will be to lift the stain.
- Slowly pour boiling water over the stain from a height of at least eight inches. Pouring from this height gives you enough force to flush out the stain.
After a rough night, you decide to mix some tomato juice with vodka and next thing you have spots of red juice all over you white cotton pajamas. Here how to fix it:
- Scrape as much of the sauce or juice as possible using a blunt knife or spoon.
- Rinse the stain under cold running water.
- Apply powder detergent on the stain. Rinse in cold water and repeat the process until the stain is removed.
Salad sauces, especially those based on oil, can leave broad and unpleasant stains on the eye. Follow these steps to remove these stubborn stains:
- Apply a professional stain remover or dishwashing soap on the stain and wait for 20 minutes.
- Wash the stain with warm water.
Soy sauce is a must with sushi and stir fries. To remove any stains caused by it, follow these steps:
- Absorb as much of the stain as possible with a cloth or paper towel.
- Apply white vinegar to the stain and then hydrogen peroxide if the stain is particularly deep.
- Wash the stain with cold water.