How to Get the Most Difficult Stains Out of Clothing
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How to Get the Most Difficult Stains Out of Clothing

Some stains are hard to remove, but there is usually some sort of solution that someone has come up with to save your clothes from being forever ruined. Here are some tips for getting out some of the worst. Most of these tips use natural items that you already have around your house.

Some stains are hard to remove, but there is usually some sort of solution that someone has come up with to save your clothes from being forever ruined.  Here are some tips for getting out some of the worst.

Dry Blood - Fill a bucket with cold water, and add 1/4 cup of salt to the water and stir it about.  Add the blood stained item to the water and let it sit for 12 hours and risne then launder as usual. 

In order to keep wet blood from drying soak rinse it with cold water right away, then rub the area with a bar of soap, and rinse again, and repeat until the stain is gone.  Allowing it to soak in the cold water is good as well.  Do not use luke warm or hot water on fabrics with blood on them wet or dry, the hot or warm water can set the stain. 

Grass Stains - Grass stains can be the worst thing to get out.  Take the affected area and wet it with cold water.  Then apply cream of tarter to the stain and rub it lightly using an old toothbrush, rinse in cold water, and repeat until the stain is gone. 

Fresh Coffe or Tea stain - Remove the item of clothing and boil some water, pour the boiled water over the stain.  Be careful. 

Mildew - Sometimes with items that have mildew on them they are a lost cause but you can make a last ditch attempt to save them by rubbing the effected spot or spots with buttermilk, and then washing them in hot soap water, repeat until the mildrew is gone.  If this does not work it might be beyond saving. 

Red Wine - In order to get fresh red wine out of clothing pour white wine on the stain, then rinse with cold water, repeat until the stain is gone.  If the wine stain has been able to dry try boiling some milk and dipping the stain in to the boiled milk.  Rinse with cold water, repeat until the stain is gone. 

Ink - To remove ink from fabrics make a paste out of lemon juice and salt and rub the area with the paste. Warning this could remove color from some items.  Rinse with cold water, and repeat, then launder as usual.

Tar - Try treating the spot with eucalyptus oil.  Scrape off as much as you can first.

Oil or grease - I have had a lot of success with vineger mixed with a liquid dish detergent with degreasers.  I pour the vinegar on the stain then squir some of the soap on and then work it with a toothbrush do this on both sides of the of the stained fabrick.  Then rinse and repeat if needed.  You can also try some lighly beaten egg yolk.  Allow the egg yolk to sit on the stain for about a half hour then rinse with cold water, and launder as usual. 

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