There are many types of tea made for anything these days. There is a tea for headache, a tea for nap time and even a tea claiming to make you skinny. We are not only worried about coffee stains. Tea stains can be nasty, too. Here are some solutions with some housekeeping supplies.
You’ll need light-colored cloth because dark colored may leave on the fabric, club soda, baking soda I cup white vinegar, 1 teaspoon clear or white dishwashing liquid, half a cup of water, a heatproof bowl or bucket, large rubber band, borax and boiling water. You may or may not need all of these ingredients. Some stains disappear easily but others may need professional care. Before you run off to the expensive cleaners, try these tricks.
First, try something simple. Block the spill with the paper towel or a light-colored cloth. Don’t rub the spill or you’ll only damage the fabric. Next, rinse the stain with club soda. Cold water works in a pinch, too. If you take cream with your tea, follow with the flush of hot water.
Give it another shot. Stain removal is all about persistence. If step one didn’t work, try this method. Cover wet stains with baking soda to absorb excess moisture. Wait 15 minutes before shaking it off. Follow with mixing a solution of one cup of white vinegar, one teaspoon of clear or white dishwashing liquid and half a cup of water. Dab the stain with the solution and let set for 15 minutes.
Borax is a powder that’s used as a laundry booster and deodorizer. This method should only be used on the items that can withstand hot water. Stretch the stain over a heat proof bowl or bucket and secure it with the rubber band. Sprinkle a thick layer of borax over the stain. Carefully pour boiling water over the stained area starting from the outer edges and working inward in a circular motion. Don’t be afraid to repeat this step if traces of the stain are still visible.
By now, one of the combinations of these steps should have that shirt brand new again. You last step is to wash and dry the clothes as you normally would. Just don’t do it before all the stains have been lifted. Dry heat will set the stains further into the fabric.
What if you were outside, how to remove the annoying tea stains? Don’t worry. We have a portable cloth stains cleaning pen will help you. For example, when you are traveling, you can bring this handy pen with you. It can save your space as well as do good at removing stains.