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Tough Stains And How To Remove Them From Fabric

Tough Stains And How To Remove Them From Fabric

4 Apr

Tough Stains And How To Remove Them From Fabric

A slip in the yard or a spill of red wine can happen no matter how careful you are. Those who have kids or pets are more likely to deal with stains on a regular basis. Stains on your clothes are bound to happen, but there’s no need to fret, most stains can be removed with the right method.

Here are some of the toughest stains and ways to remove them:


If you’re not fond of separating the dark from the light colors, you’ve most likely experienced dye stains. The color of dark and vibrant clothes tend to run in the wash, especially a warm wash. These dyes can affect your lighter colored pieces and ruin them. However, such stains can be removed too. Soak the stained clothes in cool water for 8 hours with some stain remover. The stain will slowly fade. You might need to repeat this process a few times till the original color is restored.

Dairy and egg stains

If you’ve spilled some milk while cooking, or your child has spilled some milk from their bottle on their clothes, blot the excess milk with an absorbent towel. Use a soft brush to rub the stain with a mixture of cold water, dish washing liquid and some baking powder. Rinse the area with cold water.

Red wine

Red wine is a highly pigmented liquid and can instantly stain clothes. Cover the red wine stain in salt. Salt absorbs the stain,  and turns pink. Soak the cloth in cold water and an enzyme activated detergent overnight. Wash the piece as usual and the stain will be gone.


Ink stains are another tough one to clean. Ink stains also spread much quicker than other liquids because they are so rich in pigment. To stop the stain from spreading, create a dam around the stain with petroleum jelly. Apply rubbing alcohol with a dropper on the stain. Dab the area with a cotton ball to remove the ink and its residue. Dry the piece and rinse with dish washing liquid.

Food grease

Grease stains are tough to get rid of mainly because of the way it interacts with water. To remove grease stains from clothes, sprinkle talcum powder on the stain. The powder absorbs the stain well. Once it hardens, brush the talcum powder off.

Coffee and tea


The vast majority of us have some form of caffeine to start out day. Tea and coffee are popular choices that are both highly pigmented and leave behind a nasty stain when spilled.

To remove coffee or tea stains combine white vinegar and water in equal quantities in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture on the stain and blot with a damp cloth. Now dab some ammonia diluted in water with a damp cloth and then with a dry cloth.

Bring over your stained clothes to us and have our experts deal with it. We use good quality products that clean your clothes while maintaining their softness and vibrancy. Our laundry service offers laundry pickup and delivery in Washington, DC, dry cleaning services, shoe repair, alterations, and rug cleaning too. Call (202) 785-1152 for more information.

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