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Cleaning spots
Published on Monday, 17 September 2012

Cleaning spotsThe spots are unique phenomenon of nature. They have the amazing ability to appear on the most prominent places literally out of nowhere, and much faster than the new chemical, designed to deal with them.

Grease stains have blurred contours. Fresh stains are always darker than the fabric, but over time get a matte finish. The spots that do not contain fat (fruit, juice, wine, beer) have clear outlines and are darker than the actual spot. Their color is yellowish to brown. Stains from milk, blood, soups, sauces, etc. are the most common. Fat is included in these products, it penetrate deep into tissue, and the very spot remains on the surface. Under the influence of light and oxygen, many stains are oxidized and change color over time from yellow to reddish-brown. Oxidized stains are from fruit, berries, wine, coffee, tea, cosmetics. Modern detergents in most cases derive fresh stain without a trace. But some spots, if not previously withdraw can remain on clothes even after the wash.

For a successful struggle with spots in the house should be alcohol, ammonia, vinegar, starch, acetone, benzene, glycerin.
Using one or the other solvent, you must know that acids and alcohols can ruin your furniture colours. Silk fabric will be ruined if you clean with acetone or acids. Blanching-liquor is also not good for cotton. You can only treat fabrics of white colour with alkali and bleach. First wash the item well from dust and then you can treat the stain. Before treating stains check for color durability is necessary. Treatment of the stain should be from the end of item towards inside. Put a clean white cloth folded in several layers under the spot to prevent spreading, you can also put flour, water, gasoline or talcum on the fabric. It's convenient to apply cleansers for stains on a small spot with a pipette or a peg from wood. Start the procedure coat the fabric or cotton it.
To cope with vegetation spots blend tablespoon ammonia and 250 ml water and treat the dirt and rinse. You can also use alcohol for steeping and again rinse after that. If the garment has just been soiled just put it in the washing machine.
To clean wine, especially red use salt and rinse. When the spot is old apply 2 grams acid citric to water cup and wash with water. You can rub traces if any with teaspoon ammonia to water cup. After that wash with water, which has to be cold.
For wine of white sort use ice or ice-cold water to scrub, the stain will magically vanish. Dry with cotton or linen. 

If the clothing has splashed beer just use the washing machine. For silk fabrics use pads moistened with vodka. Handle all types of fabrics with eight parts water, one part glycerol, one part ethyl and one part ammonia. With this method you cam also fight spots from sparkling wine. 

Clean blood spots with chilly water and wash on 30-40C.

Ice cream spots: Wet the stain with gasoline cloth, after that wash.
To fight spots from mangos, peaches, strawberries, raspberries and similar moisten cloth in acetic acid and wash with chilly water. Put on the spot table salt (the salt absorbs moisture and prevents blurring) and wash. Boil water and pour on spots when the garments can be machine washed.  The same goes for drink spots like tee and coffee.

If you can't clean your favourite blouse or aren't sure how to proceed the best way is to take the clothing to dry cleaning. The chance of successful spot removing is much bigger.

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