Homely: Laundry Cheat Sheet (2): Want to know how to remove dried paint/blood/grass/grease stain from your shirt? Here are some different hacks that will ease and speed up your cleaning process! Making cleaning enjoyable for you! Use of dishwashing/Hydrogen Peroxide/Baking Soda/Vinegar. Press for more hacks!
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Paint Stain Removal: With all the renovation in your home going on, the least you would want to worry about is that splash of dried stain that landed on your shirt by accident. As most paints are either water-based or oil-based, they are relatively easy to remove, so do not sweat! We are here to guide you through every step of the way!
As seen in the picture, removal of paint stain can be by dishwashing liquid, hairspray, isopropyl alcohol, and nail polish! Feel free to try out any of the above methods and send us your results via Instagram @homely.global if it works!
*CAUTION: Spot test a small affected area to ensure that none of the products will ruin or discolour the remaining fabric!
Blood Stain Removal: Bloodstains are harder to remove as the hemoglobin in the blood causes it to clot when exposed to oxygen. Additionally, blood is full of iron, and iron is a nightmare for all water supplies as it stains. Once you spot a bloodstain on your shirt, it probably has already been set in and dried up. The immediate reflex you should have is rinse it with cold water before soaking it with hydrogen peroxide or baking soda! This should do the trick and resolve your problems; you may repeat these steps if the first time did not reflect good results.
There are precautions to take, nonetheless. Do not clean large bloodstains on your own! Why? You are unsure of the blood that does not come from you. Blood can contain harmful pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B/C, etc. By coming into contact with the blood from an infected person, you may be infected as well, and it is very unsanitary to do so. It is highly recommended to engage in a professional bioremediation company if you are unsure. Stay safe!
Grass Patch Removal: When I was young, I used to roll around in gardens that would cause these ugly grass patches to stain my clothes and ultimately gave my mother headaches trying to remove them. This one for all the mums out there!
Wash the stain with dishwashing liquid and hydrogen peroxide before rinsing with cold water! Alternatively, you can mix one part of distilled white vinegar with one part of water and coat the stain with the mixture. Let it sit in for 30 minutes before scrubbing it off and rinsing with cold water. You may carry on with the usual detergent steps and rinsing if the outcome is not what you wanted! Don't be too quick to throw away a perfectly well shirt. Save whenever you can!
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Grease Stain Removal: Ever have oil splatter onto you while cooking and causing a stain on your home clothes? Not to worry because you can remove it with three simple everyday items - baking soda, vinegar, and dishwashing soap. Rub your affected area with baking soda and cold water. Followed by soaking it in vinegar and scrubbing in your dishwashing soap.
Homely hoped you found this blog helpful and might try out 1 or 2 hacks from here. Head down to our Instagram @homely.global for more bite-sized tips and tricks for your anything revolving around the concept Home.