Repair Guide: Removing Fabric Stains

Information about Fabrics and Fabric Care

Sheep wool, and other natural fiber, has been used to make fabric for thousands of years. Man started developing synthetic fabric used in home furnishings and apparel in the early 1900’s. As technology advanced, so did the production of synthetic fibers. For instance, in 1993 lyocell was developed and in 1989 even the finest silk fabrics were improved. Always check the clothing label for wash and care instructions because many fabrics may lose their color, shape, and overall beauty if not cared for properly.

Acrylic

Chiffon

Cotton

Denim

Leather

Linen

Nylon

Polyester

Rayon

Satin

Silk

Spandex

Wool

Basic Stain Removal Tips

 

Common Stains and Removal Tips

Accidents happen and stains are often times completely unavoidable, especially when children are involved. Kids love to play outside. When they do, their clothing is covered with mud or grass that seems impossible to remove. A scraped knee may lead to blood on their jeans or all those snacks can leave nasty chocolate stains. There are many tips and tricks that will help in the removal of certain stubborn stains and nothing says happy like vibrant, stain free fabric.

Beer

Blood

Catsup

Chocolate

Coffee

Crayons

Deodorant

Fruit Juice

Glue

Grass

Gum

Ink

Lipstick

Liquor

Markers

Mud

Mustard

Nail Polish

Paint

Pencil

Rust

Salsa

Soot and Smoke

Sweat

Tea

Tomato Sauce

Urine

Vomit

Wine

Depending on the type of fabric, it can stain or wrinkle rather easily. Remember to always check for stains or spots before throwing clothing into the washing machine. If a stain is noticed, the stain can be treated and removed by using the proper technique for the individual stain. Certain fabrics need special care so be sure to read the label for proper instructions on washing and caring for your garments. Stains are not unavoidable but they can and should be treated as soon as possible. In doing so, clothing can remain in great shape for years.

 

 

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