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If you have kids’ then you know how difficult it is to clean their clothing. Every time you look at their shirt there is a new stain. After each meal there are even more. Rather than buying clothes continually as you let the stains set in you can find a solution by reading the following 10 stains and how to remove them from kids’ clothes.
- Glue, Stickers and Gum: once your child starts at preschool and other school levels you will definitely find glue, gum, and stickers are common on their clothing. To get rid of gooey stains, you will want to start by scraping at the top layer with a spoon. Always use a blunt instrument to remove the top of the glue layer. Next you can use items like glycerine or dishwashing detergent to rub on the shirt and remove the rest of the steadfast glue. The third step is to wash the clothes.
- Crayon Stains: another problem that starts at about two years old is crayon on everything including clothing. Using a dish detergent, WD-40 or natural stain remove for clothing you can get out the crayon. Use a paper towel to blot it as this removes the coloring as you go along.
- Grass Stains: the most common for children and one of the toughest, you can remove it with a brush, natural spray and a light hand. Even isopropyl alcohol can be used.
- Paint: most paint children will come into contact with should be water based. Simply remove any excess paint by scraping with a spoon.
- Blood: the trick to this one is quick action. Let it soak in cold water, use soap and rub. After a few times of the item will be clean again.
- Ink: milk is the most powerful in dealing with ink. Let it soak in milk for about an hour then toss it in the detergent and water.
- Mud: scrape off excess mud to get down to the true stain. Use dish detergent to soak the mud in, then spray with your natural prewash stain remover and it will come out clean.
- Tree Sap: another sticky situation that requires a little scraping. Be gentle and use a spoon. Next with a little glycerine, soft soap, or natural spray for clothing and paper towel you can loosen the rest of the sap. Let it stay in stain remover for about 15 minutes.
- Chalk: start by getting all lose particles vacuumed up. Next using a paper towel and water blot from the back of the stain to remove other particles. Next with rubbing alcohol or similar ingredient remove the rest of the stain and let it sit in the washing machine soap for 15 minutes.
- Tomato Sauce: the world’s worst product to remove from anything and highly common on children’s clothing is tomato sauce. First you need to remove the leftover sauce that is stuck on the top of the stain. With vinegar as a natural remedy blot at the stain until you do not see it.
Many stains found on kids’ cloths can be removed by using natural ingredients or items already in your home like vinegar, dish detergent, rubbing alcohol, and glycerine.