- GUM: To remove chewing gum from kids clothing - harden the gum on the garment with
ice; it will become brittle, and can be chipped off, wash thoroughly to remove any
- CANDLE WAX: Place the stained area between paper towels, or pieces of brown paper,
and press with a warm iron to absorb the wax.
- PERSPIRATION: Soak the stained area in a warm white-vinegar water.
- INK: Do not use hairspray on ball point pen ink. The oils and lanolin in the hairspray
can cause more stains. Bring it to us.
- GENERAL TIPS:
- Never iron fabric with a deodorant stain, as this will permantly damage the fabric.
- Be very careful not to get suntan oils on garments as many of them will permanently
- Do not attempt to remove cosmetic stains yourself, as the color in cosmetics runs
easily and enlarges the stain.
- Never wash an egg stain in hot water - this will cause the stain to set.
- The safest form of mild bleach for whitening all natural fibers is white vinegar.
- A common fatal error is the use of acetone in home stain removal. Acetate fibers
will dissolve in acetone - Don't attempt your own stain removal.
- Some water spots on fabrics such as taffeta or silk can be removed by holding the
fabric over steam (as from a kettle) and then ironing gently while damp.
- If the stain is still wet, do not rub it, or you will spread it. Simply try and absorb
excess moisture with paper towel or cotton towel.