Deodorant Stain Removal Solutions
This is your step by step guide to deodorant stain removal from clothes and fabrics. Deodorant may be designed to stop odors, but the sight of it can be less than pleasant. Whether it comes from exercise or by accident, it can ruin the appearance of many materials. Below are solutions on how to remove deodorant stains from clothes & fabrics. I assume that information for removing deodorant stains from carpets isn't necessary!
Description: A substance applied to the skin to mask or suppress body odors. The skin of the armpits can harbor up to 516,000 bacteria per square inch, while drier areas, such as the forearm, have only about 13,000 bacteria per square inch. For this reason, in many cultures adults apply deodorants and antiperspirants to their armpits to prevent excessive sweat and odor.
Perspiration, and thus the need to remove deodorant stains, occurs all year long, but it is much more prevalent during the balmy summer months, when the use of deodorant is demanded. Stains from deodorants and antiperspirants will be found not only in the armpit areas of clothes, but also on the sides and waist areas of pull-over shirts or dresses.
Deodorant Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics
For fresh stains –
1. Mix a laundry presoak (spot stain remover) with lukewarm water and sponge on the stain. Let stand several minutes.
2. Rinse well.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until no more stain can be removed.
4. If the stain damages color, restore it by sponging the damaged area with ammonia. If treating wool or silk for a stain, dilute ammonia with an equal amount of water.
5. Rinse well.
6. Launder in the hottest water safe for the fabric.
For dried stains –
1. Mix a laundry presoak (spot stain remover) and lukewarm water. Place stain face-down on an absorbent cloth and sponge the back of it with the mixture. Let stand several minutes.
2. Rinse well. Repeat until no more stain can be removed.
3. Rub liquid enzyme detergent into the stain.
4. Launder in the hottest water safe for the fabric.
5. If fabric has discolored, restore by blotting with white vinegar.
6. Rinse well.
Have you reached deodorant stain removal success? I hope so!
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