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HOW TO REMOVE AN OLD DRIED RED WINE STAIN (Part 2)

 

Last month, we started  sharing some tips on red wine stains removal. These are just tips, if you choose to try them, it will be at your own risk, especially if you do it wrongly. However, it is advised to always let a professional take care of those stains for you, mainly when your clothes are costly.  Don’t ruin them by using  the tips shared above for  trial purposes only. Below are few more suggestions:

  • Another method is the mixture of Hydrogen Peroxide and Dish Soap

None of the ingredients work well alone, but together they are the most used method for removing dried red wine stains.

Pour hydrogen peroxide and liquid dish soap into a bowl and mix them. You can use one part dish detergent and two parts hydrogen peroxide if you want to get a more potent mixture.

Before applying the soap and peroxide mixture,

Place a towel inside the fabric to prevent the stain from spreading into it and allow the towel to absorb the stain

Next: 

  • Pour a small amount of the soap and peroxide solution onto the stain. Massage the mixture into the stained area with your fingertips and work inward from the outside of the stain to the center in order to prevent it from spreading.

  But if you don’t want to use your fingertips to massage the stain you can dab it instead. 

  • Pour the soap and peroxide solution onto a clean towel, then firmly dab the stain with the towel.

Let the soap and peroxide soak into the fabric for 30 minutes. Make sure the stain is completely saturated with the mixture. Let the fabric sit for at least 30 minutes before trying to wash off the soap.

Rinse the fabric with lukewarm water:

Fill a bowl with lukewarm water, then let the fabric soak. Make sure  it is completely saturated with water. Try running the stain under a hot faucet.

Soak the stain in hot water : 

Put the fabric in hot water, then let it soak for one hour. A washing machine with a soak cycle can also help.

Do not add laundry soap! The fabric should still contain a mixture of soap and peroxide.

Rinse the fabric in cold water. After it has soaked in warm to lukewarm water for an hour, rinse it with cold water. If you don’t want to rinse by hand, you can run a washing machine cycle on cold. Do not add laundry soap.

Hang dry. Do not use a dryer, especially if the fabric is 100% cotton! High heat can significantly shrink damp cotton. If the red wine stain remains, do not hesitate to repeat the process.

REMOVE AN OLD DRIED RED WINE STAIN

HOW TO REMOVE AN OLD DRIED RED WINE STAIN (Part 1)

Old stains on fabric or dresses can totally ruin your image, bring embarrassment and make you lose job opportunities. What do you think about boosting these ugly stains out of your wardrobe? Have you ever faced these types of stubborn stains looking like they’re here to stay?

You may find your clothes or fabric with red wine stains that you were unaware of or did not deal with in time; you may still be lucky to get rid of them. Old dried red wine stains need a good long soak in cold water to have any chance of disappearing.

Here are somes tips that can help you to permanently remove dried red wine stains from your clothes, carpets…

Tip 1

  • First, scrub liquid laundry detergent or dish soap on the stained area.

– Second, put the clothes in a bowl or bucket of cold water to soak for 30 minutes.

– Last, apply a stain remover and wash the fabric on the regular cycle.

Repeat this process until you get satisfaction. For very persistent stains on white clothes, you can use bleach. For colored clothing, a chlorine-free oxygen bleach may also be helpful.

Tip 2 

  •  You can also use milk.

To do this, heat milk in a container and soak the fabric in it. Leave the milk to act for the necessary time until the stain is diluted. After that, you can wash your clothes as usual.

 While following these tips, remember that at Mr Laundromat, we save you time by professionally taking care of those stains for you. Give us à CALL while waiting for the second part on the tips to remove an old dried red wine stain.

HOLIDAYS ARE HERE

HOLIDAYS ARE HERE: REMOVING FRESH RED WINE STAINS FROM ANYTHING

It only takes a small, clumsy gesture to spill a glass of red wine. You are at a dinner party or home enjoying your wine; without knowing how you end up with your clothes, carpet, or sofa stained with red wine. Before you get devastated and panic, don’t forget that there is always a solution to any problem. In These holidays, the time of Christmas and new year with family gatherings, this situation can help more than you think.

The following tips will help you remove a red wine stain from clothing, rugs, carpet, sofa, and more. 

Let’s talk first about things to avoid

DON’T SCRUB THE STAIN; BLOT IT 

Scrubbing will help remove some of the red wine but can complicate  the situation on hand  as it will cause it to spread even more outward. And, if you apply too much pressure, you will push more red wine deeper into the fabric, specifically if you are dealing with a stain of red wine on the couch or the carpet.

DON’T WAIT TOO LONG 

While it is tedious to deal with a red wine stain immediately, we do not recommend that you wait until the next day to take care of it. The red wine will soak in and settle in these fibers the longer they stay. Eventually, they will “stick” and become more difficult to remove. 

Now what about some steps to take to remove wine stains while enjoying time with loved ones during these holidays time 

1- USE TABLE SALT 

The time you allow it to pass from the moment the stain occurs is crucial. It will always be easier to deal with a fresh wine stain than clean it once the liquid has dried. In this case, one of the first actions you can take when facing a fresh wine stain is to resort to table salt.

Even though salt will not immediately remove the stain, it is still not a useless reaction; applying the salt directly on the stain will help absorb the humidity of the wine more quickly, preventing it from spreading to the fabrics. After you’ve wiped off the stain, to remove what you can, try dabbing it with a bit of cold water, then apply a lot of salt to the affected area. Let sit for five minutes at least to absorb more wine.

In any case, if you apply salt to the stain, you should not leave it too long, as this could fix the wine stain more strongly. 

2- APPLY BAKING SODA AND WHITE VINEGAR 

For this red wine stain removing method,

you can apply a generous amount of baking soda directly to the stained area, or you can also try making your own liquid solution to remove stubborn stains

Here are some homemade solutions you can put together 

  • Mix a small quantity of water and baking soda in a small pot until you get a pasty mixture 

Or 

  • Add 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in a small bowl and mix to get a paste.
  • Put the mixture on the wine stain and allow it to dry completely.

Once you have entirely covered the stain, allow it to air dry, then blot again. Repeat the steps until you get the best results. 

3- USE CLUB SODA 

 The minerals added to club soda may help absorb and break up the red wine molecules, making it easier to blot up.

  • Pour club soda over the stain and leave it for at least 10 minutes to twinkle and soak. The carbonation will help dissolve the red pigments.
  • Then, use a clean sponge, towel, or other cloth to soak up the liquid. Soak again and repeat if necessary. 

4- APPLY BOILING WATER AND BOT THE STAIN 

Dry heat is very different from moist heat. Hot water is a wonderful substance, mainly when applied to other materials as a cleaning agent. It can dilute and spread the red wine a bit. The hot water will also make the molecules of the red wine lose some of the cohesion of the molecules of the red wine with the fabric, which makes it easier to clean. 

5- APPLY WHITE VINEGAR AND LAUNDRY DETERGENT 

In this process:

  • Firstly, cover the stain with white vinegar; 
  • Secondly, apply liquid detergent. The vinegar will neutralize the red and purple pigments in the wine while the detergent cleans the fabric. 
  • Finally, Wash in hot water until the stain is gone.

6- TRY OXY CLEANER 

Oxy cleaners use sodium percarbonate, which converts into hydrogen peroxide when combined with water. 

  • Apply it to the stain and wait 20 to 60 minutes before dabbing.

If you don’t have an oxi cleaner, you can create your own! 

  • Mix 3parts hydrogen peroxide and 1 part dishwashing liquid and try the same process.
Washing Winter Coats

Taking care of your winter coats during wintertime

Daylight saving time has already ended in our regions. Winter is here, and we have to change our dressing according to the weather. 

Many think that we don’t need to wash our winter coats, and they have reason at a certain level. Others forget to find time to wash their winter coats before the arrival of winter. Anyway, we have to wash them from time to time to avoid moths, itchiness, or even lead to rashes, and you can do it now. Here are some recommendations for you to succeed in it.

1- Read the care tag and follow the instructions: When you decide to wash your winter coat, the first step is to check the care tag for instructions. The care tag has the information needed, and it helps you know if your jacket is machine-washable, the appropriate wash cycle and water temperature, the detergent, and how to proceed to dry it.

2- Pre-treat stains: If you didn’t wash your winter coat all season, it might have some stains from food, sweating, and smell. To succeed in this, use a stain remover to pre-treat these stains. Just apply the treatment on every stain, let it soak for about 10 minutes before putting it in the machine, or scrubbing it with a wet cloth.

3- Fasten all buttons and zippers: The zippers’ metal teeth can damage other clothes in the washing machine. To avoid this, make sure you zip, fasten, and button everything on your coat before washing it. 

These actions help your coat retain/maintain its shape during washing.

4- Put similar materials in the machine together: When you rub together certain opposite materials, it can pill, fade, or destroy your clothes.

To maintain your coats on their top quality, wash them separately or with clothes of similar materials. Always wash your clothes by following instructions on the tags or researching if you don’t have enough information. wool with wool, nylon with nylon, fleece with fleece, and so on.

Caution: When your Fur Coats, Leather Jackets, or Suede are dirty, don’t take on yourself to wash them at home. Please bring them to the best Laundromat near you, your local dry cleaner, for high-quality cleaning. Mr. Laundromat is equipped to help you clean every kind of winter coat for a full-satisfaction.

washing machine

How to clean your washing machine

The image that comes to our mind when we think of a washing machine is cleanliness and a well-smelling place. However, a washer can be dirty and smelly, creating an uncomfortable laundry room and prompting us to seek a solution.

Below are the materials and steps to follow in cleaning your washing machine deeply. You still have to get your washers seen periodically by experts in the field. 

Materials needed:

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda 
  • Hydrogen peroxide (in case you have mold)
  • Rag
  • Toothbrush 

Step 1:

You have to begin by wiping down every nook or cranny from the drum. Just dip a rag in a little vinegar and use it to clean. Do not use anything that can damage glass.

After that, tackle the rubber gasket; use a toothbrush to clean the layers and get to the spots hard to reach. If you have mold or mildew in this area, dip your toothbrush or rag in peroxide to wipe it away, it will help kill it.

CAUTION: To avoid mold, never leave damp clothes in the machine.

Step 2:

Now that the outside is clean, let’s continue with the inside. Fill the liquid detergent dispenser with one cup of vinegar or two if your machine is bigger. This action will make the acid present in the vinegar disinfect your machine and break down any hard water or soap scum. 

Step 3:

Fill your washing machine with hot water, then let it run without any cloth inside (to do this, just set it on the hottest cycle and full-load setting).

Step 4:

This action is not so different from the previous one. Fill your machine with hot water again, but in this case, you will add 1/3 cup of baking soda and let it run for some minutes. It will help to eliminate odor or some scum that persists in the machine. If you do not have baking soda, you can use 1 cup of vinegar but make sure not to mix the two as they can neutralize each other if you put them together.

Now that your washing machine is clean, open the door to dry the interior. If this seems tedious for you, make sure you look for an expert. And if you are looking for the best laundromat near you in Garner, contact us.

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