Removing Stains from School Uniforms
The sooner you treat a stain, the easier it will be to remove. Here’s a list of common problems faced by parents, with quick tips to deal with the stain. If you can’t find the stain you’re looking for, don’t worry. Here at Cleanipedia, we have extensive advice on odour and stain removal in our clothing care section, so just use the search bar to find what you’re looking for. Remember to read the directions on the label and to test any product or method on a small area of the garment first.
- Grass – Soak the garment in cold water and apply a suitable commercial stain remover or laundry liquid. For more stubborn stains, try rubbing alcohol or hairspray.
- Food – Gently dab at the stain with a commercial stain remover, laundry liquid, or even dishwashing liquid.
- Ink – Use hairspray or an alcohol-based solvent, like hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol.
- Paint – For water-based paints, flush the stain with warm water, and use a commercial stain remover, laundry liquid, or rubbing alcohol.
- Blood – Wash in cold water immediately , following up with soap. For stubborn stains, saturate the stain with a paste of cold water and salt for 15 minutes.
- Mud – Let the mud dry, scrape as much off as possible, and then dab at the stain with a commercial stain remover or laundry liquid. Do not soak the entire garment.
How to Dry Clean a Blazer at Home
Wool blazers often have “dry clean only” written on their labels, but washing them professionally and often can prove expensive. Here is a way to clean these blazers at home without breaking the bank. Do not machine wash or use water, as it can damage the blazer permanently.
Home Dry Clean Kits – You can buy a commercial home dry clean kit at a store. Follow the kit instructions, using their stain remover first on any stains. Fabric and kit instructions permitting, seal the blazer in a dry cleaning bag, and run it inside a tumble-dryer at low heat. Afterwards, hang to dry.
With the above tips, you can care for your children’s school uniforms economically and efficiently. Whatever happens to them at school, you’ll be sure their uniforms will last longer, and look clean and fresh as they learn and play!