Monthly Archives: December 2013

Worried About Stains Ruining Your Holiday? Here Are Your Solutions!

written by: mwaita2001

Picture this; you are having the time of your life as you enjoy every moment at the party, when all over sudden you trip, or somebody bumps into you making you spill on your favorite party attire. Your once perfect reindeer pants are completely stained.

Not only are your clothes ruined, but you also turn from being the life of the party into a sulky and gloomy person. Don’t worry though, a stain should not ruin your fun, or make you miserable. With the following stain removal tricks, you will be able to handle any type of stain easily and conveniently.

Strain Pre-treater (remover)

A mixture of 2 portions of hydrogen peroxide to 1 part soap dish will provide you with a handy stain remover. With this solution, you will be able to treat the stain instantly and on site.

In case the stain proves difficult, you may soak the stained garment in water mixed with OXY Clean (Oxygen powder) for about one hour or overnight. Come the next morning, the stain will be all gone. However, it might take a number of washes to completely get rid of a stubborn stain. Unlike bleaches containing chlorine, oxygen powder is quite safe and effective on the fabric. Nonetheless, you should always take caution when removing stains from colored fabric.

Cranberry Sauce Stain Removal

Most of us just love cranberry sauce. Its rich content, red color and deliciousness simply drives our taste buds wild. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of cranberry stain. It is quite hard to remove a stain caused by the sauce. The process of removing the stain is as follows:

Fabric

Start by rinsing the fabric in cold water. Hot water makes the stain adhere more to the fabric and this is the last thing you want to happen. Mix one teaspoon of liquid detergent used for laundry, one teaspoon of white vinegar and some cold water. Soak the garment for about 15 minutes. Later on, rinse with cold water.

Alternatively, you may also use laundry products made from enzymes. The products include Pink solution, or Oxiclean. Using a sponge soaked in rubbing alcohol can also be applied on the stain. But, you should thoroughly rinse the fabric before final washing.

Upholstery

Mix one cup of rubbing alcohol, and one tablespoon white vinegar. Sponge the stain with the alcohol-vinegar solution using a white clean piece of cloth. Blot the stained area until all liquid is absorbed. Repeat the process over and over until the blemish disappears. Once the stain is gone, dip a clean cloth in cold water and clean the area. Blot the region till it dries.

Carpet

You can make a carpet stain removal solution by mixing two cups cold water with one-tablespoon dish washing soap. Sponge the area with the solution using a clean white piece of cloth. Blot the stains area till it dries. Repeat the process until the stain is completely removed. Finally, sponge the area with cold water to remove the stain removal solution and dry the area by blotting with a clean cloth. You may also use enzyme pretreater such as Pink solution or Oxiclean to remove remnants of cranberry sauce. Always test the solution on a small region, and be sure to follow the manufacturer’s advice.

Getting Rid Of Gravy Stains

Many meals are never complete without gravy. Unfortunately, gravy always has a way of finding itself on pants, carpets, and upholstery. The stain removal process is as follows:

Fabric

Begin by removing any excess stain. Follow up by using Oxiclean or any other enzyme stain remover to pre-treat the area. After removing the stain, wash the area and rinse using cold clean water. Prior to using the stain pretreater, always read the manufacturer’s instructions, and also test the solvent on a small area.

Upholstery

Scrape off as much gravy as you can. Sprinkle corn starch or baking powder on the region and let it stand for about 15 minutes. Use a fabric brush to clean the area. Sponge the stain using a clean cloth soaked in dry cleaning agent. Blot the region to absorb the solvent. Repeat the procedure until the stain disappears.

Carpet

The procedure for stain removal on carpets is similar to that used on upholstery. You only have to repeat the process until the stain disappears, or the cloth no longer absorbs the solvent. For stubborn stains, mix one tablespoon dish soap, two cups warm water, and one tablespoon white vinegar. Use the solution to sponge the stain and later blot it. Do this until no more solvent is being absorbed or the stain disappears. Finish off by sponging the stained area with cold water and blotting it to dry.

Removal of Red Wine Stain

Red wine makes every party go down well. The same way it brings out the fun is also the same way it will standout on fabric, upholstery, or carpet. Do not worry though, with the following stain removal secrets, red wine stain will be no match for a good time.

Fabric

Remove excess wine spill with paper towels immediately. Dust salt on the spot to stop the wine from setting. Lift of the red wine by pouring club soda. Soak up as much solvent as you can with a cloth. Spray with pre-treater and launder following manufacturer’s advice. You can use bleach on white fabric.

Upholstery

Similar to other stains, you start by blotting as much liquid as you can. Mix 2 cups cold water with 1 tablespoon dish washing soap. Soak a clean white cloth and sponge the area. Blot to remove the stain. Keep doing this till no more solvent is being absorbed, or until the stain is gone. After the stain disappears, sponge the area with a clean white cloth dipped in cold water and blot it to dry.

Carpet

Blot as much red wine as you can. Soak a clean cloth dipped in plain water to sponge the stain and blot it. Alternatively, you can use a solution made up of 2 cups warm water, one tablespoon white vinegar, and 1-tablespoon dish washing soap. Sponge and blot the area sparingly until the stain is removed. Finish up by sponging with cold water and blotting it dry.

I believe you are now well armed with the right information. You can go ahead and enjoy yourself, for no stain can stand in your way!