How To Remove Detergent Stain From Washable Fabrics
January 24, 2023
Are you tired of dealing with unsightly detergent stains on your clothes? These stubborn marks can be difficult to remove, but with the right techniques, you can say goodbye to those faded and discolored areas. In this guide, we'll show you how to effectively remove dried detergent stains from your clothes, restoring them to their original appearance. So whether you're dealing with a small spot or a large stain, we've got you covered. Keep reading to learn more!
Various (depending on type)
A white or light blue stain with a slightly runny for liquid detergents.
Cold (65° to 75°F)
RATIONALE FOR WATER TEMP
Cold water helps to prevent the detergent from causing further damage to the fabric.
The Science Behind Detergent Stains
Detergent can stain clothes because it contains ingredients that can bond with the fibers of the fabric. When too much detergent is used, it can leave a residue on the clothing that can attract dirt and other particles, causing a stain. Additionally, certain ingredients in detergent, such as dyes or bleaches, can also cause discoloration on certain types of fabric. It's important to always follow the recommended amount of detergent on the label and to test it on a small, inconspicuous area of sensitive fabrics before washing the entire item.
First, mix a solution of 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts warm water.
Soak the stained area in the solution for at least 30 minutes.
Next, make a paste by mixing baking soda and water.
Apply the paste to the stained area and gently rub it in.
Then mix 1 part lemon juice with 1 part glycerin.
Apply this mixture to the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Next, pre-treat the stain using a stain remover specifically designed for detergent stains
Wash the garment in warm water
Note: Always check the care label of the garment first before washing it in the washer. Avoid using hot water as it may set the stain. If the stain is not removed after the first attempt, repeat the process before drying the garment.
Detergent stains happen when too much detergent is used, leaving a residue on clothes that can attract dirt and other particles. To remove detergent stains from washable fabrics, use a solution of white vinegar and warm water, a baking soda paste, a mixture of lemon juice and glycerin, and a stain remover specifically designed for detergent stains. Always check the care label of the garment before washing it in the washer and avoid using hot water as it may set the stain. Repeat the process if the stain is not removed.
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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.