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How to get rid of deep stains

Some stains are very resilient and simply refuse to come off, leaving you with no choice but to buy new clothes. Luckily knowing a few hacks will help you handle even the worst stains. There’s a few rules to stick by, one being that the earlier you treat the stain, the easier it is to remove. The sooner you soak or pre treat the stain, the better your chances are of removing it. Another precautionary step would be to test a small portion of the fabric before using any product on it. This way you know that the product won't damage your garment.

Here's a few ways to get rid of deep stains.

1. Ink:

The citric acid present in the lemon is known for its cleansing purposes and can be used for removing ink stains. Just squeeze two to three lemons in a bowl, to extract its juice. Then apply the juice over the ink stain, and wait for a few minutes. The citric acid will gradually remove the ink stains. Rinse out the cloth with lukewarm water and then with the cold water. Continue this process for a few more times to handle tough stains.

2. Red Wine:

Cover the stain with a handful of salt. The salt will then begin to absorb the color turning it into light pink.Then soak the garment in cold water with an enzyme detergent and soak it overnight. If the circumstances are such that you can't get home to wash your garment right away, treat it with some club soda for the time being.

3. Rust:

Rust stains are bound to appear on clothes if the fabric comes in contact with a rusted surface. Mild rust stains can be easily washed off, but tough stains may persist even after thorough washing. Rhubarb stalks have been identified as a cleansing agent against tough stains. Take a few stalks of rhubarb and boil them in water for 20-30 minutes. Strain the stalks from the water and then soak the fabric or clothes in a pot containing the water for few hours. This will lighten the stains out. Let the clothes dry for a few minutes and then wash using a detergent.

4. Blood:The combo of cold water and salt is great for getting out blood stains. First get the stained garment wet, sprinkle some salt on the stain, rub it in, and then soak the fabric in cold water. Then wash with a mild detergent. A little known way of getting blood stains out is being using saliva. Saliva will take out mild blood stains, which is a great thing when you're on the go and don't have any other cleaning products in hand.

If time of the essence and when push comes to shove you can always reach out to your nearest dry cleaning or laundry service outlet to handle any persistent stains.


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