To effectively remove stains, deal with them as early as possible. If the stain has set, then effectively all methods can cause some damage to the fabric. So process the stain as early as possible for the most chance to remove the stain. And choose your action based on the type of stain. In all cases, first test on a small surface before applying the treatment on all areas.
In this video, Let us look at some common stains and how to remove them.
Most stain removal method involves using a solvent to disolve or suspend the stain. Comon solvents are things like bleach, acetone etectra.
To remove Adhesives or chewing gum, apply ice to harden the stain. and then scrap it off with a dull knife. Then soak with a prewash stain remover and rinse.
To remove the blood stain, soak in cold water. Never use hot water as the enzymes in the blood will set. And then launder as per the manufacturers’ instructions.
If your fabric has a candle wax stain, then just like you did for adhesives, apply ice on the stain and scrape with a dull knife. Then place the stain between 2 paper towels and press with a warm iron to soak the wax. Then sponge with prewash chemicals, blot dry with a paper towel and let it dry. Then launder as per the manufacturers’ instructions.
To remove the stain left by tea or coffee, you may have to soak the stain in cold water. then use a tannin-based stain remover to completely remove the stain. One of the recommended products for cleaning all types of stains comes from Diversey.
Their range of products called clax magic has many stain removers that you can use in your laundry. so do contact their local representative to help you solve your stain-related problems in your laundry operation.
To remove rust stain the company has a product called Clax magic rust. It is ready to use blend of solvents and other cleaning compounds that can effectively remove discolouration caused due to rust. Just follow the instructions on the can to use it properly.
One last common stain is caused by ink. soak the area with rubbing alcohol and then rinse thoroughly.
To remove stains that have been set, you may sometimes have to use bleach that is safe for the fabric. This is usually the last option so use it with care.