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How To Remove Synthetic Stains From Clothes

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Read on for handy tips on removing lots of different synthetic stains.

1. Adhesives – including glue and nail varnish

Dab nail varnish remover on the effected piece of material (except on synthetic fabrics such as nylon and polyester), then wash according to the fabric care label.

2. Anti-perspirant/deodorant

Remove white marks and deodorant build-up by soaking the stain in warm solution containing Ariel. Wash according to the care label.

3. Candle wax

Peel off any surface wax then sandwich the fabric between sheets of blotting paper or kitchen towels. Use a warm iron to press down on the back of the fabric. Wash as normal according to the fabric care label.

4. Cosmetics – lipstick, mascara and sunscreen

Soak the stain in solution containing then wash as normal at the hottest temperature indicated on the care label. Learn how to remove makeup stains from your clothes.

5. Ink – including ballpoint and felt tip

Soak overnight in cold water containing a bit of Ariel, then wash according to the care label.

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6. Nail varnish

To remove from fabric, use nail varnish remover or acetone (don't use on synthetic fabrics). Then wash the garment as instructed on the fabric care label.

7. Paint

To tackle water-based latex, acrylic, emulsion and school paints, rinse wet stains under running water then wash according to the fabric care label. For dried paints, those that are oil or varnished based, sponge carefully with white spirit or a proprietary paintbrush cleaner (apply in small amounts, and test on a small area before proceeding) before washing and then wash as normal.

Also, check out how to remove holi colours from clothes with these easy tips by Reward Me.

8. Shoe polish

Whatever the colour, soak the stain in warm solution containing Ariel for one hour. Then wash as normal at the hottest temperature indicated on the care label.

9. Tar and oil

Scrape off as much of the stain as possible. Soften the remainder with margarine or butter and wipe away with a clean cloth. Treat any residual stain with a proprietary tar cleaner then wash according to the fabric care label.

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