How To Remove Dandelion Stain From Washable Fabrics
January 24, 2023
Are you struggling to remove dandelion stains from your washable fabrics? Have you tried traditional cleaning methods but found them to be ineffective? Look no further, as we have a solution that will leave your fabrics looking as good as new. Keep reading to learn the step-by-step process for removing dandelion stains from your washable fabrics effectively and efficiently.
A yellow or light green stain with a slightly sticky consistency when fresh.
Cold (65° to 75°F)
RATIONALE FOR WATER TEMP
Cold water helps to prevent the dandelion from causing further damage to the fabric.
The Science Behind Dandelion Stains
Dandelions contain a pigment called taraxacin, which is responsible for the yellow color of the flower and the sap. When this sap comes into contact with fabric, it can penetrate the fibers and bind to the dye in the fabric, causing a yellow stain. The longer the sap is left on the fabric, the harder it is to remove the stain, as the taraxacin has had more time to bind to the dye. Additionally, the heat from ironing or drying in a dryer can also set the stain, making it even more difficult to remove.
Mix a solution of one part dishwashing liquid and one part white vinegar.
Dampen the stained area with water and apply the solution to the stain.
Rub the solution into the stain, being careful not to spread it to surrounding areas.
Allow the solution to sit on the stain for at least 15 minutes.
Rinse the stain with water and check to see if the stain has been removed.
If the stain is still visible, make a paste of equal parts borax and water and apply it to the stain.
Allow the paste to sit on the stain for at least 30 minutes.
Rinse the paste from the fabric and check the stain again.
If the stain is still present, mix a solution of one part hydrogen peroxide and one part dishwashing liquid.
Apply the solution to the stain and allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes.
Rinse the stain with water and check it again.
If the stain is still visible, launder the garment with laundry detergent in the warmest water the fabric can tolerate and add an enzyme laundry stain remover.
Note: before using any product on the fabric, it's recommended to test it in an inconspicuous area first to ensure the fabric will not be damaged.
Dandelions contain a pigment called taraxacin which can cause yellow stains on clothes. To remove the stain, a solution of dishwashing liquid and white vinegar, borax paste, hydrogen peroxide and dishwashing liquid can be used. If the stain remains, launder the garment with laundry detergent and an enzyme laundry stain remover. Make sure to test any product on an inconspicuous area before using.
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About The Writer
Marcene Livn has worked in the cleaning industry for more than a decade. Her specialty is stain removal. From everyday spills to tough, set-in stains, Marcene's methods and knowledge are unmatched.