Fashion Tip of the Day: How to remove stains from your favorite outfit

Ever get really frustrated when you accidentally stain your favorite blouse?
Check out our list of stain removal solutions. Good Luck!

Lipstick: Use full strength lemon juice and salt to the stain, then lay the fabric out in the sun for awhile. 

Oil: Cover with talc or baby powder immediately and allow it to sit at least a half hour. Then brush it off, apply a stain remover (such as Spray n' Wash), and wash in the hottest water the fabric can stand.

Oily Stains: Make a paste of sugar and water. Rub it into the stain and let it set before washing.

Non Oily Stains: Make a solution of 1 pint of lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon liquid detergent and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar. Apply this to the stain until the stain is gone then rinse with clear water.

Ink: Soak with hair spray, then dry, then brush lightly with a solution of white vinegar and water. Rinse with clear water. 

Ink: On cotton, apply rubbing alcohol to the spot, then wash. On polyester, spray liberally with hair spray and pat with a clean, dry cloth. Then wash.

Red wine: Douse with salt, dunk in cold water, blot until the stain disappears, and wash as soon as possible. If you're at dinner and unable to strip down, soak the spot with club soda and get home to your washing machine ASAP.

Wine and Fruit Juice: Make a paste of lemon juice and salt. Put this mixture on the stain and let it sit for thirty minutes. 

To remove stains from silk: add ½ cup of mild detergent and two teaspoons of white vinegar to two quarts of cold water. Do not soak the material in this solution. Rinse well and then roll the garment in a towel and iron while it is still damp. 

To prevent yellowing of linen and wool: especially of garments and blankets, add ½ cup of white vinegar to the rinse water

Salt and Water: White vinegar takes salt and water stains off of leather. 

Hair Dye: Use detergent and white vinegar to remove hair dye stains then bleach and hydrogen peroxide. Then wash in washer. 

Perspiration: Use 1/4 cup of salt to 1 quart of hot water. Put this mixture on the stain then launder. 

Handkerchief Stains: Soak the stained handkerchiefs in a solution of salt water for thirty minutes. Then wash them in hot water. 

Rust: To remove rust, make a paste of lemon juice and salt and apply it to the stain. Put the fabric in the sun until the stain disappears.


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