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FYI: Stain Removal from Clothes

How to get stains out of your clothes
Some clothes stains are more difficult to remove than others but armed with a little information you can get the stains out with very little effort.

Some stains are more difficult to remove than others and it depends on the stain and the type of material that the stain is on. Some materials are more difficult to remove stains from, such as silk.

To remove stains from silk, add cup of mild detergent and two teaspoons of white vinegar to two quarts of cold water. Do not soak the material in this solution. Rinse well and then roll the garment in a towel and iron while it is still damp.

To prevent yellowing of linen and wool, especially of garments and blankets, add cup of white vinegar to the rinse water.

If you come across a stain while you're doing your laundry and you don't know how to remove the stain ,then these are some good tips on how to remove it with what you have available in your house.

Oily Stains: Make a paste of sugar and water. Rub it into the stain and let it set before washing.

Non Oily Stains: Make a solution of 1 pint of lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon liquid detergent and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar. Apply this to the stain until the stain is gone then rinse with clear water.

Ink: Soak with hair spray, then dry, then brush lightly with a solution of white vinegar and water. Rinse with clear water.

Salt and Water: White vinegar takes salt and water stains off of leather.

Hair Dye: Use detergent and white vinegar to remove hair dye stains then bleach and hydrogen peroxide. Then wash in washer.

Lipstick: Use full strength lemon juice and salt to the stain, then lay the fabric out in the sun for awhile.

Perspiration: Use 1/4 cup of salt to 1 quart of hot water. Put this mixture on the stain then launder.

Wine and Fruit Juice: Make a paste of lemon juice and salt. Put this mixture on the stain and let it sit for thirty minutes.

Handkerchief Stains: Soak the stained handkerchiefs in a solution of salt water for thirty minutes. Then wash them in hot water.

Rust: To remove rust, make a paste of lemon juice and salt and apply it to the stain. Put the fabric in the sun until the stain disappears.

These are just a few of the ways that you can remove stains from your clothing and they are easily found right in your kitchen.

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