Stained But Not Forgotten
Whether it’s a splash of salad dressing, a drop of barbeque sauce,
or a full assault of coffee, stains happen. They happen to the
cautious as well as the careless and usually when we least expect
These tips are for washable fabrics only. Always test for
color-fastness in an inconspicuous spot first.
Here are a couple of quick tips I’ve gathered:
Salt is great for “holding” red wine at bay until the item can be
washed. This has saved countless pairs of jeans and blouses.
Shampoo is great for getting out cosmetic stains.
WD – 40 is great at getting out greasy stains (salad dressing,
lipstick and butter). Spray on the stain, wait about ten minutes,
and work in undiluted dishwashing soap – launder in the hottest
water possible for the fabric.