It has happened to all of us on more than one occasion that we have discovered stubborn stains on your colored clothes. When we talk about this type of stain, we are talking about stains that cannot be removed by washing in the washing machine, or by trying to apply stain remover on the stain as usual.
What can cause this type of more intense staining? Well, a lot of everyday things: coffee, food, especially some ingredients such as tomatoes, blood from a wound, chocolate… In the worst cases, they are also stains that we have previously tried to remove and have left a yellow groove.
Although each stain is different, and it will also depend on the type of garment that has been stained, there is a little trick that we are going to share with you to fight against those difficult stains on your colored clothes. Let’s see it!
Vinegar: a magic element against stubborn stains on your colored clothing
We know that whenever you look for information to get rid of this type of stains, everyone says a specific home remedy, with very different products ranging from toothpaste to baking soda or bleach.
But the truth is that there is an ingredient that we all have in our kitchen, and that with a specific intensity can help to eliminate that type of stains with which you have tried everything before.
Which one can it be? It is none other than vinegar! It has properties related to cleaning that are precise and effective, and you just have to know how to do it to make our worst stains disappear from those colored clothes that you had to stop wearing.
As we were saying, vinegar can be effective for all types of stains, from those caused by eating to others that are more related to the passage of time or mildew. We are going to tell you what steps you must follow to make vinegar effective:
- You must prepare a basin of approximately 4 liters of water, together with a cup filled with vinegar. You can also use cleaning vinegar, which is more concentrated.
- You introduce the garment that has a difficult stain in this basin and leave it there for about half an hour or forty-five minutes.
- Then you can remove the garment and rinse it well with cold water from the tap. This will mainly serve to eliminate the intensity of the vinegar on the rest of the garment that is not the stained area.
- Finally, you put the garment in a normal programmed washing machine wash. With the concentration of vinegar on it, it is highly probable that the stain will disappear completely.
And that’s it! You have to believe us when we tell you that some of the spots you thought most impossible will disappear this way. In any case, and as an advice we give you, when you stain a colored garment and before the stain becomes difficult, we recommend that you act immediately so that the fabric does not dry the stain and it becomes worse and worse.