How do you get the most common stains out of your clothes? Nothing is more annoying than when you are just about to step out the door and at the last minute you get a toothpaste stain on your sweater. Or putting on your white T-shirt and getting a foundation stain in it. We probably all know it. That's why we have tips for you on how to remove the most common stains from your garments.
How to remove a wine stain
What if you get red wine all over your outfit? Don't panic, you can still remove the stain, but it's important to do so as soon as possible. Keep the stain wet with cold (sparkling) water. Preferably under the tap. Make sure that you do not use hot water. This will ensure that the wine stain expands further. You can then try to remove the stain using various means. Do you have salt at your disposal? Then sprinkle it over the stain. Then try to rub the wine stain out of the garment. You can repeat this process if it still doesn't come out well enough. When the stain is pretty much out you can wash the garment. Another option is baking soda. Mix this with water, rub over the stain and leave for several hours. Another remedy is vinegar with liquid detergent. Mix this with lukewarm water and then rub the stain with a cloth. When the stain has almost disappeared again you can wash it in the washing machine.
This is how to remove a chocolate stain
Because chocolate melts quickly, it can cause annoying stains. But fortunately we have a few tips for this. So that you can get rid of the chocolate stains as quickly as possible. First try to remove the stain with a knife or spoon. But do this carefully and be careful not to make the stain bigger or rub it deeper into the fabric. Rinse the back of the stain with cold, running water. Then apply a small amount of detergent to the stain and let it soak for 15 to 30 minutes. Then wash the garment as you normally would.
Remove grease stains from your clothes
While cooking you can easily get grease stains on your clothes. The tricky thing about these stains is that they easily get into the fibers and thus become stubborn. One way to get grease stains out of your clothes is to use dishwashing detergent. Let it soak into the stain for a while to break down the grease. Then wash the garment in the washing machine. Another option for removing grease stains that have just appeared on your clothing is talcum powder. Talcum powder absorbs the grease.
Removing toothpaste stains
In any case, always try to remove the stain with lukewarm water instead of cold water. Another tip is to turn on the iron and go over the stain with it. If all goes well, the stain should no longer be visible. If the stain has been in your clothing for a while, green soap is the solution. Pour some green soap over the stain, and let it soak in for half an hour. Then wash the garment in the washing machine. Green soap is almost completely biodegradable and therefore a good stain remover.
How to remove makeup stains from your clothes
Eye makeup such as mascara, eyeliner or eyebrow pencil often contain a lot of grease. Therefore, it is useful to let these types of stains dry first. Then you can try to remove the stain with detergent or shampoo. Is the stain still visible? Then try a little water-based makeup remover. Do you have a foundation stain? Try removing it with some water and vinegar. Mix this together and dab on the stain with a cloth. Do you have a powder-based foundation? First try to vacuum off the top layer with a vacuum cleaner and then dab on the stain with makeup remover. If you have a lipstick stain, it is better not to use water. The trick is to drip a little alcohol on a cotton ball and dab it onto the stain. A layer of petroleum jelly also helps.