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Whether you are into green cleaning or making homemade cleaners there is no doubt you have come across your fill of tough stains. Some stains are more specific than others and hence need a different approach to perfectly clean them. The lines below contain a list of the most popular (and most persistent stains) including a few tips on how to remove them.
How to Remove Blood Stains
Cleaning blood is not as difficult as it is believed to be. Here are the steps that you need to take in order to successfully remove them:
- Make a mixture of water and talc or of water and flour. Apply the mixture over the stain, wait for it until it gets completely dry and use a clothes brush to remove it. Then wash with cool water.
- If the stain is on a surface made of cotton you can effectively remove it with a thread. Just make a ball of a long thread and use saliva to wet it. Place the thread over the stain and soon it will absorb the blood in itself.
- Blood stains on leather can be cleaned by using a small amount of hydrogen peroxide. Apply the solvent over the stain and when you notice small bubbles on it, remove it with a clean cloth.
How to Remove Wine Stains
If you have split white wine, there is nothing to worry about as it leaves no spots. Unlike white wine, stains of red wine should be cleaned as soon as possible. First, cover the whole stain with salt. It will absorb the wine but it is very likely that you might need to repeat the procedure a couple of times until you see that the salt layer you have applied on the stain gets dry and can be easily brushed away.
How to Remove Mustard Stains
The best way to clean a mustard stain is to immediately absorb the stain as it gets more difficult to do it when the mustard gets dry. Use a suitable astringent and wash the area as usual. If the stain is old you should first remove the extra quantity of mustard before cleaning it. In order to do that you can use a coin, a card or a butter knife. Then clean as usual.
How Remove Ketchup Stains
Wet the cloth where the stain is and use a liquid soap to gently rub it. If the stain is on a white cloth, you should use bleach, apple cider vinegar or a lemon juice to keep the colour.
How to Clean a Shirt Collar
Before you put the shirt into the laundry, apply shampoo on the shirt’s collar.
How to Remove Oil and Salad Oil Stains
Apply a salt layer over the stain. Wait until the salt get dry and brush it away. Then wash the cloth as usual.
How to Remove Water Stains on Glasses, Bottles, ect.
You can easily remove them with the help of a woollen cloth with vinegar.
How to Remove Glass Scratches
Scratches on glasses and other things made of glass can be easily removed with the help of toothpaste. Simply apply a small amount of the toothpaste on the area where the scratches are.
This guest post was written by Nicole. She is passionate about travelling, flowers and home organizing. Read more of her Barnet home cleaning stories and green living tips.