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5 Different Types of Stains (You Didn’t Know) You Can Get Rid Of

5 Different Types of Stains (You Didn't Know) You Can Get Rid Of

Stains are a pain! But life happens — things spill, splatter, and splash without your control sometimes.

But don’t throw out those stained clothes just yet! There are ways to get rid of even the most difficult types of stains.

Keep reading to find out five types of stains you can get rid of — it might surprise you!

1. Fruit and Fruit Juice

Say goodbye to stains from a juicy strawberry or a fresh glass of orange juice. First, apply cold running water directly to the stain. Next, use laundry detergent over the stain and let it sit for at least 20 minutes.

Finally, put the item of clothing into the washing machine according to its normal care instructions. Try to use a hot temperature unless otherwise indicated on the label.

2. Colored Powdered

If you have visited a Holi festival you know exactly what this stain looks like and how daunting it can be to get rid of. But using this guide you can salvage even those brightly colored messy clothes that you’ve been avoiding for days.

The same is true for stains from colored powder used at color runs and similar events. Using solutions like lemon, vinegar, or bleach getting rid of colored powder is easy!

3. Blood Stains

You can even get rid of blood stains with the right approach. Try to remove the clothing and start treating it as soon as possible.

First, soak the clothing in cold water and rub the fabric together or with your hands to get rid of the blood. You will notice that the water turns a slightly pink color from the blood. Keep rinsing until the water is clear again.

Next, apply a stain removing product and allow it to sit for at least 5 minutes before washing according to the normal label instructions. If that does not work, you can try using hydrogen peroxide, but be careful with this approach because it may affect the coloring of the clothing.

4. Dye Stains

We’ve all had that sinking feeling when you find out your red sock has bled color over your favorite white T-shirt. This too can be fixed!

You can start by soaking the item of clothing in the washing machine on a cold water setting with a non-chlorine variety of bleach for eight hours or overnight. You may need to repeat this process a few times until the stain disappears.

After that, you can wash the item as you normally would.

5. Grease

Grease or oil stains are easier to get rid of than many people think. Try using your dish detergent applied directly to the stain. Just like dish detergent cuts through oil and grease on your dishes, it does the same for your clothes!

Apply the detergent, let it soak for about 5 minutes, and wash normally.

You Are a Master of the Toughest Types of Stains

Were you surprised to learn that there were ways to get rid of these common types of stains? You’re welcome!

Share these tips with friends and family and be a master of stain removal!

For more household tips, check out some of our other blogs!

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