Grass stains. Berry juice. Ketchup. Mustard. Blood. During the summer, your clothes are susceptible to more tough stains than they are in the winter, and without the right tools, your garments may be lost for good. Fortunately, with these tips and tricks from our San Rafael dry cleaning experts, you can erase all the spills and splatters of summertime without having to toss your favorite garments.
Grass stains are tough, but they’re not unbeatable. When your kiddos come in for the night, pretreat their garments by rubbing liquid laundry or dish soap over the stains. Rinse well. If the stain persists, dab at the stain with rubbing alcohol, add a color-safe bleach and toss the garment in the wash.
If you got another condiment stain, don’t swear off hotdogs for good—just keep this tip in your arsenal. Dab away as much of the sauce as possible, then run your shirt through cold water. Once home, dab a bit of glycerin into a mustard stain and rinse. For ketchup-stained garments, run cold water through from the underside of the shirt. For both stains, rub liquid soap to the blemish and dab at it. Launder as usual.
Sunblock may protect you from the sun’s rays, but it can be damaging for your garments. If sunscreen smears your favorite swimsuit or sundress, wipe away the surplus and apply a stain remover to the spot. Lauder as usual.
One of the best parts about summer is the berries, yet, berry stains are some of the toughest of them all. You can remove berry juice by immediately sponging at the stain with cold water. When you get home, stretch the garment over a bowl, then pour boiling water through a strainer onto the fabric. If the mark is still there, dab at it with rubbing alcohol and then toss in the wash.
If you still cannot get tough summer stains out, let A Touch of Class have a go. Call our San Rafael dry cleaning delivery service for effortless stain removal today.