PART II of II: Get Tough Stains Out – Outdoor, and Baby Stains
Tough Stains are a fact of life. If you’re spending time outdoors, or with a baby, or even just doing some housework, you’ll probably come out with a stain or two. SpectraUSA’s shirts and sweatshirts are easy to wash, but make sure to try these tricks before you start your load.
Oil and grease stains are inevitable when you’re doing any sort of work on your car or around the house. There are a couple of ways to get rid of oil and grease stains, and both use things stocked in every home. First, you can approach these tough stains just as you would wash them off your hands – with soap. Dish soap is designed to break down the oil on dishes and cookware, and it will do the same on your stained shirts. Apply diluted dish soap and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. Then wash with detergent in hot water.
The other option for removing tough oil stains is baking soda. Lay your stained shirt on a flat surface where it won’t be disturbed. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the stained area and let sit for 24 hours. When you come back to the stain, spray with a vinegar and water solution. Scrub with pre-wash or dish soap and wash on the hottest setting.
There are a few different approaches when dealing with grass tough stains, but the most effective is a simple household and pantry item: vinegar. Dilute a cup of white vinegar with equal parts water (increase both as necessary) and apply to your grass stains. Let the solution soak in for at least 30 minutes. Scrub the stain and then wash as you normally would. You can also add a cup of vinegar to your wash cycle. It will boost your colors and whites and won’t leave any lasting smell.
Spit Up Stains
The first rule of thumb with all tough stains is to treat them as fast as possible. When you find yourself with a spit up stain and a fussy baby, you may not be able to get to the stain right away. But once you do get to it, you’ll need to make sure you remove as much spit up as you can, either with a rag or old toothbrush. Then, similar to our oil stain solution, you will coat the stain in baking powder. Then pour some seltzer over the area and let the combo fizz. Wash in warm water with bio detergent.