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For a fresh tea or coffee stain, immediately pour boiling water over the stain until it disappears. Or, soak the stain with borax and water, then wash as usual. On old stains, make a paste of borax and water, leave on for 15 minutes, then wash as usual.
Does this work even if the garment has been drycleaned first(which did not get stain out)
fantastic! Its so easy and effective. Thanks
That is a very good way. But if you just put spray and wash wrk's to
Brilliant - it works!! I tried it on a coffee stain - made a paste and left it, as suggested.
Make sure to remove the item of clothing before pouring the boiling water. Or then again don't that idiot sued Mcd's and won when she spilled hot coffee on herself.
simply soak fresh stain with water imediately.
Soak old stains in vinegar and then wash.
this sounds worth a try.Eapecialy sense I remmber my grandmother doing the same.thank you for the reminder
easyier way put liquid washing soap on stain and wash as usual.
This is wonderful advice. However, I don't suppose many people leave a pot of water boiling just for coffee and tea stains. So, I recommend replacing the word 'immediately' with 'ASAP'.
Works great... One additional tip: Take the article of clothing off first.
sounds like a good thing to know - hope i don't have to use it
great tip.i needed it. thanks
You can also try club soda soak with the club soda rub gently and rinse with the same might have to do this a couple times, small places like in crease use a q-tip with the same if it comes out wash as directed.
I'll be the first to admit that I spill coffee on my clothes several times a week, and I get really aggrivated with myself. So I think this is great info for me. THANKS......
is this safe for whites and colors?
Good tip, but if you are in the car and have a spill, may not be the ideal answer.
Thanks great tip I always wondered how to get those two stains out!! Sound like borax is a must have!!
Thanks! I have always wondered how to do this, in my book, on a scale of 1 to 10, you rate the highest.
It works cool
This tip is fine for 100% cotton, cotton/polyester blends, polyester, acrylic and other manufactured fibers. However, DO NOT use this tip for rayon, linen, silk or wool; boiling water will ruin natural fibers.
Instead, blot the coffee/tea stain to remove as much as possible. With a clean cool damp white cloth, remove as much as possible. Then get it to the dry cleaner as soon as possible. Be sure to tell the cleaners about the stain so they can give it proper treatment.
Dabbing the fresh stain with cold water works well too.
why not just use spray and wash?
That really does work!!! But not just for those 2 type of stains. I do that w/most all types right away & the hot water takes it out. For 'blood' stains-if ever have :-)-use hydrogen peroxide after washing out w/hot water right away.... it works pretty good!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|