How to remove stains for a stain-free life

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7.5.2017

When you move, you increase the chance of dripping, spotting and soiling your clothes. The stain guide below will help you avoid all.

How to remove plant sap from white trousers: Use brown soap

Put brown soap on the stain and let it sit overnight. Then scrape the brown soap off with a knife, wipe the area with a damp cloth and wash the trousers according to the care label. And if the clothing is other than white cotton clothing: Dab the spot with a mixture of 100ml water, 100ml rubbing alcohol and 2 tsp. clear dishwashing liquid, then wash according to directions.

How to remove banana from a romper: Turn to lemon and salt

Banana stains are almost impossible to remove. But only almost: Lay the banana stained romper flat on a towel, rub half of a lemon well into the stain (the material must be colourfast), spread a thick layer of salt on top and let it work for some hours in a plastic bag, then wash following the care instructions.

How to remove chewing gum when it gets stuck on a hoody, again: Put it on ice

Put the clothing in the freezer if there is room, otherwise cover the stain with ice cubes. Wait. Scrape off as much as possible. If the gum is not completely removed, lay a piece of cotton moistened with benzine on the backside of the stain. When the stain has become soft, carefully rub the stain directly with benzine. Afterwards, wash the clothing as usual.

How to remove red wine spills from the white damask tablecloth: Rinse with water

After absorbing the spilled contents of a red wine glass, you can eliminate the damage to your damask by rinsing it in running water. If this is not possible (no water/ tablecloth too big/too much to drink) you can always pour white wine over the red wine. White wine neutralises the red colour, and then you can wash the tablecloth clean in the usual way.

How to remove grass stains from trousers: Glycerine or toothpaste

Put glycerine on the stain and let it set for 10-15 minutes then wash following the care label instructions. If you don’t have glycerine: Brush with plain toothpaste and then follow the washing instructions.

How to remove pencil marks from the arm of a shirt: Rub or scrub

Rub and the drawing is gone. If you happen to be out of erasers, pour a little dishwashing liquid on the doodles and let it set for 5-6 hours. Then follow the washing instructions.

A washer with a gentle heart: Gorenje SensoCare generation of washing machines

SensoCare technology makes sure every type of fabric is washed in the best possible way. It always delivers the optimum combination of temperature and amount of water, time, and spinning speed. If, however, your clothes need a very special care, the cotton and synthetic fibre programmes can be tweaked with extra modes and functions.

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