Removal of specific stains: The following are basically some stains and the procedures for removing them.
- Blood: in the case of fresh blood you have to soak the fabric in cold water and later wash; in the case of old stain you may soak in warm enzyme detergent solution and wash.
- Ball-point pen ink (Biro): apply methylated spirit with clean cotton wool. Then wash thoroughly.
- Perspiration: if it is fresh, ordinary washing will remove the stain. For old stain treat with laundry ammonia then wash thoroughly.
- Ink: for white cotton or linen, run over the stain with a little milk or a halved lemon until stain is removed. Then wash, boil and bleach if necessary. For coloured fabrics do not bleach. Rub a halved fresh tomato over the stain. Leave for about 30 minutes then wash the fabric according to type.
- Tea or Coffee: if milk is present, soak in warm water and wash. Otherwise for white articles wash with ordinary detergent at as high a temperature as possible.

- Lipstick: Treat with methylated spirit. Work from back to fabric, with a clean pad. Wash and rinse thoroughly.
- Mildew: give a mild bleach treatment and wash thoroughly.
- Nail vanish: scrape off any excess polish in the surface of fabric. Treat with nail vanish remover. Work from back of the fabric and wash thoroughly.
- Palm oil: it stain is thick, scrape off excess. Wash with good detergent and warm water. If stain still remains, apply kerosene and wash again thoroughly.

Hai bisogno di aiuto in Civiltà inglese?
Trova il tuo insegnante su Skuola.net | Ripetizioni
Registrati via email