During a time where it may be more difficult to go thrifting at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, depending on the area you live in, why don’t we focus on saving your favorite thrifted finds! Having two babies at home means, A LOT of stains. I recently spilled a bit of oil on one of my coveted thrift store finds and was heart broken. Until a friend told me I could easily get it out. I didn’t believe her, but it worked! I thought I would share a few stain removal tips with all of you, in case you need to save a fabulous piece.
Blot the excess oil off the stain. Place baking soda on the oil stain overnight. Launder as normal. Honestly this is a miracle for oil stains!
Place a piece of scrap material under the stain, spray with hairspray four to six inches away. Blot the surface of the stain after spraying. Repeat a coupel times if necessary. Then launder the garmet.
My worst enemy. Sponge with cool water immediately after. If safe for fabric pour boiling water through stain. Before washing work detergent into the stain, rinse and launder.
First blot up as much wine as possible. Then rinse with cool water or club soda. Then pour a little salt on the stain. Create a paste with the salt and the water. If the material will stand it pour boiling water through the material, over a bowl or bathtub. Rinse well and then launder.
To get rid of the black and gray stains caused by mildew, try moistening the stained area with lemon juice and salt, then drying the fabric in the sun. If this doesn’t work, sponge the stain with hydrogen peroxide and sun-dry it.
I will say the sun is one of the best stain removal agents. Baby poop, wine, dirt place the garmet out in the sun and it will honestly be gone in a few days. Make sure to prep the garmet as above and if possible dry outside.
Don’t give up on some of your beloved thrift store finds from the Salvation Army Thrift Store because of a simple stain. Soon you will be able to add more beautiful thrift store clothes to your wardrobe in the meantime make sure to take care of the ones you have.