Tea Stain Removal Solutions
This is your step by step guide to tea stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery. Tea is a wonderful drink. It tastes great and can relax and soothe us. But I’m definitely not soothed when there’s a tea spill on my clothes or carpet. Below are solutions on how to remove tea stains from clothes & fabrics and removing tea stains from carpets & upholstery.
Description: The dried and prepared leaves of a shrub, Camellia sinensis, from which a somewhat bitter, aromatic beverage is prepared by infusion in hot water. Tea can also be made from a number of other herbs – it is then called “herbal tea.” Teas have played a central role in many cultures around the world. In Chinese and Japanese cultures, elaborate ceremonies created thousands of years ago focused on the consumption of tea.
Tea is consumed year-round, and therefore the need to remove tea stains can arise at any time. Hot tea is popular during the colder months, while iced tea is a standard beverage during summer. There is an increase in tea drinking, and consequently removing tea stains, during cold and flu season, when doctors recommend drinking tea with lemon to aid in respiration and to ward off fever.
Tea stains are often found on furniture, jackets and coats, the lap areas of pants, and on the fronts of garments worn on the top of the body. Tea stains can be found morning, noon, and night.
Tea Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics
1. Dab glycerine onto the stain and work in with a clean cloth.
2. Rinse with warm water.
3. Or, soak in a biological detergent and then wash as usual.
1. Sponge the spot with cool water or soak for about 30 minutes in a basin of cool water.
2. Pretreat with a prewash stain remover.
3. Launder. If it's safe for the fabric, add chlorine bleach to the wash.
Tea Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery
1. Using a paper towel or dry absorbent cloth, blot as much as possible.
2. Add a little water and soak up again until the color is gone.
3. Dab stain with mild detergent (1 teaspoon neutral detergent – that is, no alkalis or bleaches – in 1 cup lukewarm water).
4. If stain remains, dab with methylated spirits.
1. Mix 1 teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalis or bleaches) with a cup of lukewarm water. Blot.
2. Mix 1/3 cup of white household vinegar with 2/3 cup of water. Blot.
3. Repeat step 1.
4. Sponge with clean water. Blot.
Have you reached tea stain removal success? I hope so!
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