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Tips for Removing Stains from Suits


Sep 28, 2007
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Biro Ink: \tSoak a piece of cotton in alcohol. Rub gently.

Blood: \tFresh blood stains can be removed with cold water. For dried in blood stains use cold water but add a drop or two of hydrogen peroxide (use a 3% solution). Draw the area firmly and pour the solution over the stain. This will prevent the stain from spreading when reacting with the solution.

Chocolate: \tRub gently with glycerin. Rinse in lukewarm water.

Coffee: \tDo not use soap! Try leaving a few drops of glycerin to soak in. Then wash in lukewarm water. For old stains try adding a thimblespoon of eggyoke to the glycerin.

Scorch Mark: \tOn wool rub with a piece of cotton soaked in hydrogen peroxide (24% solution). Leave the soaked stained area exposed to direct sunlight for a few hours until scorch mark disappears. Repeat a few times if necessary. Do not overuse peroxide!

Fat: \tUse some very fine salt and rub gently.

Fruit: \tApply a little lemon juice to the stain. Not a good idea on silks etc.

Grass: \tRub the stain with the following solution; 2 tablespoons of alcohol, 3 tablespoons of hot water and 1 tablespoon of ammonia.

Iron Overpressing Marks: \tPlace a well dampened cloth under the marked area. Place a white handkerchief on the outside. Leave for a day, then iron with a freshly dampened cloth. The iron should be warm and not hot!

Lipstick: \tMix a teaspoon of sugar with water and rub over the stain. Remove the solution with a damp cloth.

Ladies Makeup: \tSoak a cloth in pure alcohol or ether and apply until clean.

Paint: \tApply turpentine carefully and then rub gently with a cloth soaked in soapy water.

Shoe Polish:
\tUse turpentine on the stain and rub with a cloth.

Wine: \tOn a fresh stain use some salt and then rub very gently with lemon juice and soap. You may have to repeat the procedure a few times. Rinse thoroughly.


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