Make your wardrobe fresh by removing those inevitable stains – coffee, ink, grease, berries, and grass marks from your clothes.
Stains are awful and ruin all your favorite dresses by leaving nasty marks.
These can make us buying new clothes that is really a waste of money unnecessarily. Even dry cleaners look expensive if ask to remove stains.
So, what are those ways that can help us to remove even worst stubborn stains at home without harming the fabric?
From wine, grease, blood, ink to sweating stain can take care gently at home.
These DIY stain removing hacks can save your lots of bills and almost every laundry issues if you are new parents.
Know common types of stain and how to get rid of them easily at home.
How to Remove 15 Common Stains From Clothes
Follows these easy stain removing hacks to get your favorites clothes back.
Grass – White Vinegar
Sitting in the grass and enjoying your summer can be very sticky sometimes. 😉
Get a quick approach to remove the stain from light clothing.
Step 1: Pre-Treat The Grass Stain
- Use a solution made of one part white vinegar to two parts water to pre-treat the grass stain.
Step 2: Lightly Scrub Your Stain
- Use a toothbrush to work the liquid into that area.
Step 3: Launder With Like Fabrics
- Washing will help to remove grass stain completely from fabrics.
Red Wine – White Wine
Celebrating wine party and dinner with friends are awesome mood-boosting feelings if avoids nasty stains.
Step 1: Gently Dab & Bloat The Excess Liquid
- Use a clean cloth to remove excess liquid so the stain doesn’t get worse.
Step 2: Apply Some Salt
- Applying salt will stop the liquid from seeing further into garments.
Step 3: Apply White Wine
- Applying white wine will help to neutralize the stain from cloths. You can also use baking soda paste.
Step 4: Wash
- Wash garments normally with laundry detergent. Avoid hot wash or tumble dry on high heat, as heat may set the stain.
Grease – Baking Soda
Say goodbye to grease stains that embrace your clothes while working in car-garage, cooking stove, and repairing old stuff.
Step 1: Wet Grease With Water
- Initially wet grease with little water.
Step 2: Sprinkle Baking Soda
- Now cover the stain with baking soda and rub them with damp sponge or towel.
- You can also use a mixer of baking soda and dishwashing liquid to break down grease easily.
Step 3: Wash
- Wash your garments in cold water.
Blood – Ammonia/Hydrogen Peroxide
Ideally, tackling fresh blood stain is an easy task but dry stain could be a bit challenging to remove from fabrics. Let’s find ways-
- Bar of soap
- Stain removal spray
- Cotton swab
Step 1: Wet The Stain
- If the stain is fresh then soak the fabrics in cold water immediately.
Step 2: Rub With Soap
- Now rub the soap over stain gently. Rinse and squeeze out water.
- Dab the stain directly in 3% the hydrogen peroxide solution. This will work on fresh bloodstreams.
Step 3: Re-Soak With Pre-Treatment Stain Remover Spray
- If stains are dry, then use pre-treatment spray over the stain and let it soak in.
Step 4: Dab on Diluted Ammonia
- Apply a small amount of diluted ammonia with a cotton swab and leave.
Step 5: Wash
- Wash the stain in cold water. Don’t put fabrics for heat dryer as it may set the stain.
Oil – White Chalk
Using chalk is very old and famous hack to remove the stain from clothes.
Step 1: Wet The Stain
- Wet the stain and use a paper towel to soak excess oil.
Step 2: Rub The Chalk
- Rub the chalk over the stain in long strong strokes. Cover every bit of stain and let it absorb deeply.
Step 3: Brush Off The Chalk
- After 2 minutes, brush off the chalk and rub it again over the stain.
Step 4: Wash
- Wash your clothes with cold water as you normally do.
Coffee – Baking Soda
A coffee stain is a dye stain.
Step 1: Wet The Coffee Stain
- Pour about 1 cup of warm water on the coffee stain.
Step 2: Squeeze Out Water
- Squeeze out all the water from the cloths before applying baking soda.
Step 3: Sprinkle 1 tbsp. of Baking Soda
- Cover up stain with baking soda and rub it.
Step 4: Use A Wadded Towel
- Use a wadded towel to rub the baking soda and leave it for 30 minutes.
- Don’t rub too hard as your fabrics can get damaged.
Step 5: Wash
- Rinse it off with water and wash with detergent. You can also use lemon juice to remove out coffee stains.
Try these cool and creative coffee mugs as great gift items.
Deodorant – White Vinegar
Those white residues on your colorful clothes can embrace your personality.
Step 1: Soak Stain In White Vinegar
- Soak the stain in white vinegar for about an hour and then brush the stain with a clean
Step 2: Wash
Wash the garments in cold water.
Sweat – Lemon Juice
Sweating marks are stubborn marks in the armpit area and other where sweat tends to pool.
Try these trusted DIY stain removing hacks to clean yellow patchy marks.
Step 1: Mix equal parts of lemon juice and water.
Step 2: Rub the mixer over underarms sweating stain and rub gently.
Step 3: Keep it aside for 5 minutes and wash as usual.
Lipstick – Alcohol/ Baby Wipes
Smudging lipstick can be frustrating, especially when it leaves the marks on delicate clothes.
Try these top stain removing hacks without fading the color and shine of fabrics.
Step 1: Take a cotton ball soaked in alcohol.
Step 2: Bloat the stain with alcohol to remove lipstick marks. Don’t rub the stain.
Step 3: Once you blotted the stain, rinse out alcohol with cool water.
Step 4: Wash the stain normally. You can also use baby wipes.
Top Hack: To lift the lipstick, apply a piece of tape to the clothes and then remove carefully. It will remove excess lipstick. But just be careful, as methods could damage the delicate material.
Ink – Milk
Use this trusted DIY ink stain removing hack to save lots of dry cleaning bills.
Step 1: Just soak the ink stain overnight in milk.
Step 2: Wash it next day. You can also apply nail polish remover over the affected area to remove out stain gently.
Turmeric – Bleach
Turmeric has curcumin compound that gives intense yellow color. This compound is not water-soluble, therefore just keeping the cloths in water won’t affect the stain.
The faster you will treat the turmeric stain, easier it will be to remove.
Try to avoid using hot water, as this could set the stain into the material and make it even more difficult to remove.
Step 1: Prepare a Pre-soak Solution of Bleach & Water
- Mix ½ cup of water and ½ cup of bleach in a bowl and stir well.
Step 2: Soak The Affected Area In Solution.
- Soak for 10-15 minutes.
Step 3: Rinse The Stain With Water
- Remove the cloths from solution and rub it lightly.
- Rinse with water, but if the stain is still visible, then soak it overnight in baking soda solution.
- But if you are satisfied with first results, then wash the clothes with laundry detergent.
- Let it dry in sun.
Important Key for this Stain removing hacks:
- Do act fast as soon as possible.
- Don’t use hot water to soak your garments.
- Do try using laundry detergent as a pre-treat
- Don’t rub the stain deep, and instead, gently dab it.
Berries – Boil Water/Oxygen Bleach
Berries are nutritious snacks, but sometimes its juicy splash can stain your clothes deep down.
Try this method to remove any berries stain such as raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and cherries.
This method will take only 3 minutes without fading your fabrics colors. Now your kids can enjoy berries as they want.
Step 1: Boil Water
- Make a large bowl of boiling water.
Step 2: Drape The Fabrics Over Another Empty Bowl
- Now, pour boiled water over draped fabrics with stains centered.
- Pour the water slowly until stains disappear.
Step 3: Use Oxygen Bleach
- If the stain still remains, then use little oxygen bleach.
- Pour a small amount bleach directly over the stain and rub little.
- Now, after 2 minutes, pour more boiling water through the stain.
Step 4: Wash
- Rinse it out and wash it normally with cold water.
Chocolate – Milk or Heavy Cream
The goosy goodness of chocolates has the tendency to stain the clothes if spilled.
Unfortunately, it adds lots of laundry headache if not aware of these easy stain removing hacks.
These stains are tough to deal with and often refuse to get off your favorite dresses.
So, next time when you get any stain, try this trick to remove chocolate stains.
Step 1: Scrap The Chocolate Off The Surface of Garments
- Use a dull knife and spoon to scrape off excess chocolate from fabrics. But make sure not to spread the stain further.
Step 2: Soak The Stain Into Milk or Heavy Cream
- Pour some milk and heavy cream into a bowl.
- Now keep the affected area of fabrics in the bowl.
- Rub the fabrics gently to penetrate the cream into the stain.
- Let the stained area soak in it for 25-30 minutes.
Step 3: Rinse And Wash
- If the stain is not gone, then soak it for more time.
- Now rinse the heavy cream and milk from clothing.
- Wash the clothing with detergent to completely remove the stain.
Mix 1 tbsp. of bleach powder in 1 cup of water and submerged the stained area into solution. Soak for 10-15 minutes and stain will be removed completely.
Mud – White Vinegar
Mud stains are protein stain and very hard to remove from lights, white clothes.
But still, we have found some best and easy ways to remove stain out from fabrics.
Know how to remove mud stain easily
Step 1: Dry Mud Stain
- Let the mud stain dry and brush it to remove excess soil.
Step 2: Make A Solution
- Prepare a solution by mixing 1 quart of warm water in 1 teaspoon of liquid dish detergent and 1 tbsp. of white vinegar.
- Soak the stain for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse with water
Step 3: Rub Alcohol
- If the stain still persists, then sponge it with rubbing alcohol.
- Rinse with clear water and wash.
Step 4: Wash
- Wash the fabrics normally.
Fruits Juice – Boiled Water
Don’t let your beautiful summer days get spoiled with fruits stains.
Some fruits stains act as a dye, that’s why seems hard to remove out from clothes.
Follow this easy fruits juice stain removing hacks to protect your favorites clothes.
Step 1: Boil Water
- Keep the boiling water in a tea
- Now lay the stained garments over the large bowl so as stained get centered.
- Keep the garments tight by placing a rubber band around the bowl.
Step 2: Pour The Boiled Water
- Pour the boiling water over the stained area.
- Make sure to pour water from few inch height to remove stain fast.
- Be careful while pouring hot water as splashing can harm you.
- Repeat until stain is gone.
Step 3: Stain With Vinegar If Remains
- If your stain still remains in fabrics then treat it with vinegar for 5 minutes.
- Repeat boiling water trick until it fades away.
Step 4: Wash
- Wash the cloths normally in cold water.
Note: If the stain is not gone completely and you keep the clothes in the dryer, then heat will set the stain and it will be impossible to remove. Don’t use soap before.
Also Read: DIY skin-care tips before bathing
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