Stain Removal 101: Your Clothes Will Look As Good As New!

Devanshi Kapadia , 04 Nov 2014
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We, the fashion & beauty team at MissMalini HQ’s, will never be satisfied with our closets. We’re always looking for more: new trends, designer clothes, street style, and ethnic-wear! But we know what an investment building a closet like Carrie Bradshaw’s can be and when the clothes catch stains = I could cry. But stains and spill are kind of inevitable when you’re attending launches so often. Sometimes it’s wine and other times it’s finger food. So, we’re showing you the best hacks to stain removal, so you never have to get rid of another piece of clothing just because you think it’s ruined.

1) Grease/Oil

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Firstly, don’t start out by putting water on this stain. Oil repels water. Instead, the first thing you need to do is use an absorbent paper towel or tissue to soak as much oil as possible. Then, use baby powder because it’s a miracle product! Pour some onto the stain and leave overnight. The next day, if the stain is gone, launder as usual.

2) Red Wine

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The secret ingredient: white wine! Who would’ve known? Pour some over the red wine stain before washing as usual.

3) Food & Drinks

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Make a solution of 1 part water to 3 parts white vinegar and soak the clothes overnight. Wash as usual the next day.

4) Makeup

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This depends on what exactly caused the stain. If it’s an oil-based product, like some foundations/mascara/lipstick, then remember not to apply water. So, just dab very lightly, using tissue paper, without making it worse. For other makeup stains, rinse in cold water.  Spray some hairspray onto oil-based stains, wait for 10 minutes, and then dab with a wet cloth before putting it for a wash. For other makeup stains, use shampoo to wash the spot before washing normally.

5) Dirt

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Flush out the stain with cold water, then put in warm water and wash with shampoo and a sponge. For leather-based garments, use scotch tape on the area and keep pulling off till the dirt is gone.

6) Blood

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Yes, we went there. Soak the stain in cold water right away and then empty cola into your regular load of laundry along with detergent and let it work it’s magic.

Which stain are you going to battle first?

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