Have you ever wondered why it’s always your favourite white skirt that gets stained? Or your brand new can’t-be-dry-cleaned bag? I hate stains... they are always where I don’t want them to be, and I never remember how they got there. Not to mention the frustration when they don’t come out in the wash. I’ve been learning how to banish stains for good, and here are my top tips...
1. Grass Stain
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There is no doubt that the grass can be lush, and sometimes a picnic surrounded by grass and flowers is the best thing in the world. Grass stains, however, are not. If you’ve managed to stain something, treat with a stain remover such as White Wizard, and wash with a biological washing powder at the highest temperature you can. If it’s dry-clean only, wash by hand, using gloves so you can use hot water.
2. Candle Wax
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I’m always getting candle wax on the carpet... it’s a nightmare! Luckily, I’ve worked out how to get the carpet looking great again. Allow the wax to dry and harden, and put a bag of ice cubes over the wax to make sure. Then peel off the wax, and put some absorbant kitchen towel over where the stain was. Iron it very gently, and very carefully. Continue until the wax is all absorbed into the paper, and use a carpet cleaner to give the carpet some life back. Easy!
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I don’t like beetroot, but that doesn’t stop people getting it on my clothes! To remove it, sponge it as soon as possible with cold water, and use a biological detergent to soak it. It should wash right out, but if it doesn’t, buy a wine removing satchet and wash on its own with that. If it's on your carpet, blot up as much as possible, and use a carpet cleaner to remove the last traces.