Most of us have at least once got upset over having a stain spoil our favorite clothes. We always hope that some quite expensive detergents and dry-cleaning can remove it and bring our things back to life. However, most of us can find some amazing stain removal items at home, some of which applied to such stains can remove them without any trouble. In fact, it is amazing how simple such home stain removal process and its ingredients can be. So, let’s take a look at the most commonly made stains and their do-it-yourself removal methods.
– Coffee or cacao stain
There are several methods of such stain removal. The simplest one is applying some salt on the stain, moistening it, leaving it there for a while, and washing it off.
In case this does not work or if you have a pretty ‘old’ coffee stain, you may apply some warm 1,5 percents liquid ammonia on it.
Another option to remove such stains is rubbing them with the mixture of vinegar and spirit mixed in equal proportion.
Finally, coffee or cacao stains on silk or wool fabrics can be removed using warm glycerine. You just put some glycerine on a cotton wool and clean the stain with it. You wash it off in a quarter of an hour with the water adding some more glycerine dissolved in it.
– Fish and milk stains
Milk stains can be removed by long soaking in glycerine. Fish stains have to be first washed with warm soapy water and then soaked in glycerine water.
Wool fabric fish stains can be removed by soaking them in glycerine and liquid ammonia water solution (both glycerine and ammonia are added in equal parts).
– Blood stains
Such stains, whether they are fresh or old, have to be cleaned only by cold water. Old blood stains can be soaked in cold water with some liquid ammonia.
Blood stains on white fabrics can be removed with hydrogen peroxide. If the stain would not come off after such treatment, you may wash it with hydrogen peroxide and borax.
– Beer and Champaign stains
Such stains can be removed by application of the following mixture: glycerine, liquid ammonia and wine spirit mixed in equal parts. This mixture can be used for any kind of fabrics.
– Perspiration stains
Colored fabrics sweat stains can be removed by applying gasoline or acetone on them. Most apparent white or light color fabrics sweat stains can be removed by applying a salt solution to them.
The listed above stain removal methods seem to be quite simple, but they are no less effective then detergent stain cleaning, while being less expensive than other cleaning means.