The holiday season is here, and chances are you will soon be celebrating with parties, dinners, and family get-togethers. You probably have a few outfits saved for such occasions, or you’ve gone out and bought something new to feel festive and add to the holiday fun. But what happens when someone spills champagne on that new dress? Or if you’re carrying coffee cups into the kitchen, and accidentally spill some on those new pants?
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Gravy Stains: There’s nothing like a helping of delicious gravy at a holiday meal, but the last place you want it to land is on your clothes. HowStuffWorks.com offers advice on how to remove gravy from fabrics ranging from wool and rayon to nylon and acrylic (as well as from surfaces in your home). For wool, for example, the site recommends that you gently scrape any excess spill, then sponge the area with a dry-cleaning solvent, K2r Spot Lifter, or Afta Cleaning Fluid. Check out the site for directions on what to do next to be sure your wool garment ends up stain-free.
Champagne: A flute of champagne adds elegance to any celebration, but you might think a champagne spill will ruin your outfit. According to an article at About.com, champagne spills are actually relatively easy to remove from most washable fabrics. The stain is in fact a tannin stain, the article notes – a plant component that often shows as a color in the final product. New tannin stains can be addressed by sponging the stain with cool water, and then laundering the garment with detergent in the hottest water recommended for the fabric. Read the article for more details.
Red Wine: The dreaded red wine spill is enough to make any partygoer gasp, but never fear. HowToCleanStuff.net offers advice on how to eradicate both new (wet) and old (dry)
red wine stains. For a wet stain, the site offers cleaning steps that involve white wine, salt, baking soda, talcum powder, club soda, and boiling water. Read the article for step-by-step cleaning instructions, and be sure to test this method on a small, inconspicuous area of the fabric first to ensure it causes no discoloration or damage.
It’s the end of the evening, and you’ve made it through the drinks and the meal without any spills or stains. Then Lo and Behold, you spill the coffee you’re drinking to wind up the evening. HowToCleanStuff.net comes to the rescue again with some great, detailed instructions on how to get rid of coffee stains on clothes.
We hope you enjoy the holidays without any major spills or garment emergencies! And remember a great holiday gift for a family member – or for you — is a new clothes washer and dryer set that will keep your clothes clean and fresh year-round!
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