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5 Common Stains and How to Remove Them

July 18, 2022
5 Common Stains and How to Remove Them

No matter how badly you’ve stained your clothing or any other fabric, don’t worry, as there’s a permanent solution to it.

In fact, it is easy to do and won’t require you to pick up premium and/or toxic products from a home essentials shop or the supermarket.

So, let’s begin. Read on to know some common stains and how to remove them!

1) Blood

For blood that accidentally dripped to your garment, rinse it immediately with cold water, dab a dry cloth to get as much bloodstain out as possible, blot it with a cotton soaked in hydrogen peroxide, and then see it disappear before your very eyes.

If the same happens to your pillow or upholstery, repeat the cleaning process we mentioned. But rather than use hydrogen peroxide, dip the cotton or cloth in a solution of dish soap and water and dry the rusty stain with it.

2) Coffee


Hardcore coffee drinkers may have experienced this once in their life. As soon as that happens, go to the bathroom and wash the stain under cold running water from the back of the clothing, rub it with soap, wait for 3 to 5 minutes, and splash it with water.

For coffee stains that have stayed a long time from before, apply a detergent on them, soak the garment, loosen up the stains with your finger after every 5 minutes. If this fails to work, submerge the clothing in warm water between 5 and 15 minutes, and rinse it completely.

3) Grease


You might have touched your clothing while eating an oily lamb chop or fried chicken. Grease stains are very common stains and won’t need to be laundered at all to be removed.

If your article of clothing has grease stains, coat it with a colorless dish detergent (dilute in water first if colored), brush the stain with cold water until the stain fades away, and finally, rinse with white vinegar to dissolve and disinfect it.

4) Sweat

Especially in hot regions, people sweat and that can leave unsightly stains on clothing, because they can combine with body oils and grease picked up from somewhere.

The solution for sweat stains is the good ‘ol trusty baking soda. Just mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda to 1/4 cup of water. Dab or use the brush to spread it around the stain, and let it dry.

Baking soda is a great stain remover and deodorizer so the clothes will look clean and smell fresh afterward.

5) Grass


Green grass stains may seem to stick to your clothing and are hard to remove. That’s because these plants have chemicals such as chlorophyll, xanthophyll, and carotenoids.

The effect is a dye-like stain on your denim or corporate attire. To remove it, you should combine two parts of water to one part of vinegar, brush the solution onto the stain, and then rinse it thoroughly.

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