To your great dismay, getting rid of a stubborn stain on your favorite clothing or your famous dinners tablecloth can be a great challenge. It’s high time to open your closets! You will be surprised by all the products that are so called “natural” that can help you to remove the most persistent of stains. Daoust Eco-efficient Cleaners give you their best advice.
Hot water, the mistake not to make.
It’s usually a reflex, but it’s a serious mistake… Indeed, hot water tends to fix the residues on the fabric. Cold water is crucial if you’re trying to remove colored stains such as wine or jam. For a blood stain, for instance, let your stained laundry soak in cold water to dilute the stain as much as possible before rubbing.
Hot water is more effective for grease stains.
Baking soda… a miracle product
In the category of naturally effective products, baking soda is one of favourites! It will remove the most stubborn wine stains, chocolate or a nasty tomato sauce stain. The trick to effective cleaning is to act quickly. Before the stain dries, mix baking soda, white vinegar and a little water and rub the stain with the mixture before washing your clothes in the washing machine.
Toothpaste is a miracle remedy for more than one reason
Added to a little elbow grease, toothpaste can be used to remove many stains as well as shine your silverware or whiten your joints. It is unrivaled when it comes to removing lipstick or ink stains. In case a stain appears, rub your fabric energetically (or with an old toothbrush) with this white paste on the stain, then rinse with water. Presto, the stain fades almost instantly!
At the bottom of the pantry… the cornstarch!
Surprisingly, cornstarch is not only used to bind sauces, it can also help you remove stubborn stains. Feel free to use it to clean greasy stains such as oil, butter… All you have to do is rub the stain with starch, let it sit and watch the magic work. Then machine it for a perfect result!
Shaving foam, against all odds.
Got a wine, coffee or fruit juice stain on a carpet? Head to the bathroom closet to get your shaving foam. It has proven itself to be an excellent stain remover, practical to use. Apply the foam in a thick layer and leave it on for at least one hour, ideally an entire night. Then rub with a brush or sponge to completely remove the stain.
For all stubborn stains or for cleaning delicate fabrics, do not try the impossible and always use a cleaner. Daoust Performance Cleaners, takes care of your favorite clothes with 100% ecological formulas and care to restore or extend their life. Find the branch closest to you!