How to Quickly Remove a Stain: Tips & Tricks
Spotted a stain but short on time? Try the following, but remember to test any method in a small area first, and always read the instructions on the care label beforehand:
Use bleach for white clothes. You might want to use a bleach like Rin Ala to remove tough stains on white clothes before hand washing them, especially for sweat stains that accumulate on the collars, armpits and cuffs during the hot summer season.
Dab, don’t rub. You might be tempted to rub furiously to remove a stain, but this will only spread it further into the fabric. Dab or blot gently instead.
Scrape surface stains. If there is dirt, mud or anything that’s not liquid on your garment, use a spoon or a blunt knife to scrap off excess. This will be much more effective than a cloth.
Greasy stain? Grab a lemon! Oil repels water, so instead of rinsing grease and oil under the tap, use a lemon or anything acidic to cut through the grease.
Use hairspray on ink. If a pen has leaked on your white shirt, reach for the hairspray. The alcohol in the spray will help to lift the mark.
Easy Ways to Remove Stains From Clothes: How to Keep Clothes Clean and Bright Using the Washing Machine
The best thing about using a washing machine is that it does the hard work for you. No exertion required! But sometimes, even the best appliances fail to remove stains first time. So, in order to get the most out of a cycle, it’s advisable to pre-treat clothes before you put them into the washing machine. To do so, simply flush the back of the garment with cool water, scrub the stain with Rin Bar, and leave to soak for a few minutes. Then, wash as normal with a detergent designed for the washing machine, such as Rin Matic. This extra step should help to shift stains without too much effort!
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