Maintenance Tips for clothes
Don’t be stubborn with stains
For removal of those unwanted stains there are some simple remedies which will hopefully do the trick. However for best results act as quickly as possible after the staining occurs.
For best results, using a paper towel quickly blot, but do not rub when still wet. In addition try a cloth moistened with soda water or milk to blot the stain or if still wet add talcum powder which should soak up the red wine.
Rinse in cold water and dab gently without rubbing. Do not wash in warm water as this will fix the stain into the garment.
Methylated spirits will remove grass stains from clothing. Before using just test on a small discreet area first to check for colour fastness.
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Place the garment on a clean white cloth and dab the stain with rubbing alcohol.
Allow to dry, then brush. Remove any traces by rinsing in water mixed with a little vinegar.
Gently rub with hydrogen peroxide, testing for colour fastness first on a less visible part of the garment.
Apply dilute hydrogen peroxide and gently rub till removed.
Soak the fabric in milk for several hours and rinse in cold water.
Dab with white vinegar.
Rinse and blot immediately with cold water, and if necessary dab with soda water or other clear soft drink and rinse again.
Rub with an ice cube to harden the gum, which can then be removed by breaking it, without damage to the garment.
Scrape off any solid wax. Place the stained area between two pieces of blotting paper and press down with a warm iron. The wax will stick to the blotting paper.
Rinse whites in soapy water mixed with a small amount of bleach. For wool and silk, apply lemon juice to the stain and rinse well.
For wool and silk, apply a mixture of warm water and rubbing alcohol, then dab with a clean cloth.
Remove any excess bits of chocolate from the fabric using a dull knife. Gently rub with liquid detergent or soap powder paste and wash the garment according to instructions, using an all fabric bleach and detergent.
N.B: There are many other different methods of removing stains from clothing. These tips are for guidance only and cannot be guaranteed. Always read the garment care label and/or refer to professional dry cleaners if in doubt.