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Clothing Stains? Some Quick Fixes!



In life, accidents happen. Your clothes are often on the front line of mishaps – food, dirt, sweat and other substances come in contact with them and can leave a lasting impression --- literally.


At Get It Washed, bright, clean clothes are our specialty and we offer you a host of convenient, hassle-free services to keep your wardrobe looking its best. We understand that life can be messy, so here are some tips for getting stains out of your clothing:


General solutions for stains:

  1. Deal with it as early as possible. The less time a stain has to soak in, the easier it will be to remove, although there are ways to remove old stains out of clothes as well.

  2. Pre-treat with a stain remover, then let it soak in.

  3. Launder according to the fabric care instructions, using the warmest setting safe for the fabric. If the stain remains, repeat the steps above. Do not put it in the dryer until the stain is removed.

Solutions for problem stains such as:


Beverages:

  1. Sponge or soak stain in cool water.

  2. Pretreat with prewash stain remover, liquid laundry detergent, liquid detergent booster or paste of powder laundry product and water.

  3. Launder using sodium hypochlorite bleach, if safe for fabric, or oxygen bleach.


Brown/Yellow Discoloration:

  1. Use a rust remover recommended for fabrics.

  2. Launder.

Paint:

  1. Use the same solvent the label on the can advises for a thinner.

  2. If not available, use turpentine.

  3. Rinse.

  4. Pretreat with prewash stain remover, bar soap or laundry detergent.

  5. Rinse and launder.

Grease and Oil:

  1. Place stain facedown on clean paper towels. Apply cleaning fluid to back of stain.

  2. Replace paper towels under stain frequently.

  3. Let dry, rinse. Launder using hottest water safe for fabric.

Cosmetics:

  1. Pretreat with prewash stain remover, liquid laundry detergent, paste of powder detergent or laundry additive and water. Or, rub with bar soap.

  2. Launder.

At Get It Washed, you can count on us to keep your clothes looking as good as new. We offer convenient laundry and dry cleaning services that will free you up to do other things with your time — all the while knowing that your wardrobe is in the best, most professional hands. For more information, give us a call today.

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