How to Remove Holi Colour Stains from Your Clothes

If you have enjoyed playing Holi and are now wondering how to remove stubborn colour stains from your clothes, you’re in luck! Follow this simple guide.

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Celebrating Holi, the festival of colour, is a lot of fun. Enjoy every bit of the celebration and don’t worry about those colour stains on your clothes. We bring you a simple step-by-step guide that has the right cleaning tips to help you get rid of them with ease.

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Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) Vinegar

b) Detergent powder

c) Water

d) Bowl

e) Baking soda

f) Laundry detergent

  1. Step 1: Treat Difficult Stains

    There will be some stains on your clothes that are more prominent than others. You need to tackle these first. Add 2 tsp. of vinegar, 1 tsp. of detergent powder and 2 tsp. of water in a bowl. Mix well and apply it on the stains. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes.

  2. Step 2: Soak the Garment

    After pre-treating difficult stains, now you need to clean your entire garment. Soak your stained clothing in a bucket of water and add 1 cup of baking soda to it. Let your stained garment soak in this cleaning solution for an hour.

  3. Step 3: Wash Your Clothing

    While a machine wash is effective, hand-washing will allow you to scrub the stains. Fill ½ a bucket with warm water. Add 1 cup of vinegar along with a mild detergent to it. If you prefer to hand wash your clothes, you can use a detergent powder such as Surf Excel Easy Wash. It is easily available in the market. Place your stained garment in the bucket and scrub using a clothes brush.

  4. Step 4: Rinse

    Once you take your washed garment out of the bucket, rinse it under tap water until all the detergent is washed off.

  5. Step 5: Dry

    Leave your clean garment to dry naturally on a clothesline. However, avoid putting it to dry under direct sunlight. 

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There you go! This simple guide will help remove those unwanted colour stains from your clothes. This guide will also prevent the original colour of your garments from fading.

Frequently asked questions on holi stains

Can Holi color stains be removed from white clothes?

Yes, Holi color stains can be removed from white clothes. Mix equal parts of vinegar and water and apply the solution to the stain. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with cold water. You can also use a mixture of lemon juice and salt to remove Holi color stains from white clothes.

How can I prevent Holi color stains from setting in on clothes?

To prevent Holi color stains from setting in on clothes, rinse the stained area with cold water as soon as possible. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the stain as this can cause it to spread. Apply a mixture of baking soda and water to the stain and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cold water and launder as usual. If the stain persists, repeat the process until it disappears.

Can Holi color stains be removed from clothes without damaging the fabric?

Yes, Holi color stains can be removed from clothes without damaging the fabric. Avoid using hot water or bleach as these can cause the stain to set in further. Instead, use natural stain-removing solutions like baking soda, vinegar, or lemon juice to gently remove the stain without damaging the fabric.

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