How To Remove Food Stains
Age old methods that help remove stubborn food stains from clothes.
We all have that one sloppy eater in our family who insists on letting his food fall all over his clothes. Well the good news is most food stains can be removed in some way or the other. Here are some age old methods for removing those stubborn food stains from clothes.Baby food
Babies are clumsy and they do tend to spit out their food. Regardless of whether it is your clothes or the baby’s clothes that are stained, soak the clothes in detergent for at least two hours then wash as the care label instructs.Beer
Beer can leave quite a stubborn stain. Dab it with a solution that is one-part vinegar and four-parts water and rinse thoroughly before washing according to the care label.Beetroot
That purple colour looks like it is never going to leave, but don’t worry, it will come out. Soak in cold water for an hour, and then wash with detergent.Butter/cooking oil/grease /margarine
These oily stains are not as hard to remove as they look. Simply soak the stain in warm solution containing detergent for an hour. Then wash as normal at the hottest temperature indicated on the care label.Chewing gum
Don’t be fooled by it. Trying to take it off immediately will just make it worse. It is easier to remove when it’s hard, so place the garment into a bag in the freezer, or put ice onto the gum. Once it’s hardened, you’ll find it breaks off quite easily. Then use your detergent to wash as normal. Also, check out how to remove makeup stains from clothes.Coffee and tea
These brown stains may look bad, but they aren’t necessarily so. Soak the stain in cold water for an hour and wash with detergent. Then make yourself another cup of whatever you dropped.Desserts – including chocolate/ice cream/jam
If your clothes have been enjoying the meal more than you have, then soak your clothes in warm water containing detergent and then wash as normal.Fruit
Fruit stains are not a problem. Soak the stain in cold water for an hour then wash with detergent.Mayonnaise and milk
Soak in warm water containing detergent, and then wash according to the fabric care label.Spices – including chili/curry/mustard
Soak in warm water containing detergent solution, and then wash according to the fabric care label.Tomato/ketchup/sauce
Soak for one hour in cold water. Then wash as normal with detergent and according to the fabric care label.Wine
Apart from a very visible stain, red wine tends to leave a smell too. Try soaking in cold water before washing with detergent, it should work.
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