A white garment is a must-have in your wardrobe. You can pair it with jeans as well as trousers. However, white clothes are prone to stains. So, you must know some basic laundry tricks to remove stains from your them. After all, a good quality cotton garment can be expensive and you cannot toss it away if your garment has a small stain.
To bid goodbye to haldi stains on your white garment, follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Treat with Laundry Detergent
Mix 2 tbsp. of vinegar with 1 tsp. of laundry detergent in a bucket of warm water. Twirl the water with your hands to form a soapy solution in the bucket. Soak your stained garment in this solution for about 30 minutes. 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.
Step 2: Treat with Bleach
Take another bucket and fill half of it with warm water. Add a small quantity of soap flakes to it by grating a bar of soap. Next, add cold water to the bucket once the soap flakes have dissolved. Transfer the garment from the first bucket to this one and let it sit for 15 minutes. To enhance the effectiveness of the solution, add 2 drops of bleach. You can use a bleach (sodium hypochlorite) like Rin Ala for sheets and clothes. Rin Ala being sodium hypochlorite bleach is recommended to use on white clothes only. Do not use on coloured clothes. Do remember to protect your hands by wearing gloves whenever you handle bleach.
Step 3: Wash Your Garment
Rinse your garment with cold water until all the residue detergent and bleach are gone. Wring gently. Do not twist your garment vigorously. Blot your garment using a clean towel to get rid of excess moisture. Dry your white garment in a shaded place away from direct sunlight.
What is that one non-negotiable thing that you expect out of your laundry process?
There you have it - no more haldi stains on your crisp white garment!
Frequently asked questions on tough stains
How do you get stubborn stains out of a shirt at home?
First one must understand the type of stain and the kind of ingredients one can use to pre-treat it. Usually most fresh stains can be pre-treated by emulsifying liquid laundry detergent and applying it on the inner and outer side of the fabric. Surf Excel Matic Liquid Detergent is a great pick to remove tough stains and also care for your clothes. After letting it soak/sit for some time, rinse well with cold water and the stain should fade away.
What are the different stain types?
While there are multiple types of staining that can occur on fabrics, the most common ones include, blood stains, oil stains, coffee stains, gravy/ketchup stains, ink stains, grease stains, sweat/dirt, cosmetic stains and wine stains. And there are a number of ways one can remove them with the right mix of laundry products!
How do you remove stain from clothes with toothpaste?
A toothpaste is a versatile cleansing agent and can remove many different types of stains, especially food related stains. Take a pea size amount of the tooth paste, emulsify it with water and directly apply it on the stained area of the fabric. Gently rub the stain till it almost fades away and rinse with luke warm water, and launder as usual.
Are stubborn stains (oil/ink) permanent on clothes?
It really depends on the type of stain and how long it has been. While some stains are permanent, most common stains cause due to household items can be removed with the right mix of laundry treatment. Surf Excel has a range of products that is designed for tough stain removal in the machine wash itself whilst retaining the original color of the fabric.
What is the best stain remover?
When it comes to quick solutions, the most widely used bleaching agent includes vinegar and baking soda. While they are easy hacks it can be harsh for your fabrics, especially for delicate textures. For which Surf Excel has designed a range of products right from Surf Excel Matic Liquid Detergent to Surf Excel 3 In 1 Smart Shots for a superior cleaning experience that helps remove tough stains in machines itself and cares for your fabric at the same time.
How to remove stains from clothes using baking soda?
It’s very simple to remove stains using baking soda . Simply wet the stained fabric. Then sprinkle some baking soda onto fabric and let it sit for several minutes. Gently brush away the paste before putting it for a machine wash.
Can baking soda/vinegar remove tough stains from clothes?
Both are commonly known ingredients used to remove stains on clothes. While baking soda acts as a natural bleach or cleanser, the acetic acid in vinegar acts as a disinfectant to lift many different types of stains.