Stains That Are Hard To Remove
STAINS: BASIC GUIDELINES
Treat the stain while it is fresh. Avoid hot water on an unknown
Test fabric for color change.
Use removers sparingly---many brief applications are better than
one long one.
Spread liquid remover unevenly around stain.
Rinse well --never let a liquid chemical dry on cloth.
Dry rapidly to help prevent rings.
If washable rub detergent into the stain. Then rinse with warn
stain persists, try carbon tetrachloride. Heavy substances, such
or asphalt, should first be softened with petroleum jelly.
If non-washable, use cornstarch or white talcum powder. Dust
the spot to absorb grease, then brush off. An effective paste like
can be formed by mixing a grease solvent or cleaning fluid with
Sponge with cold water. Then rub glycerin into the stain and let
stand for a
half hour or longer. Rinse thoroughly with water and hang in the
Act quickly to prevent damage. Wash stain with cold water and
times; then apply ammonia water or baking soda. Have white vinegar
apply if colour changes. Rinse well.
First sponge with cold water; then apply lemon juice or vinegar.
Soak in cold water until stain turn light brown in color. Then
wash in warm
soapy water. If stain persists, use hydrogen peroxide.
Rub gum stain with ice, or put garment in plastic bag and freeze.
rub hardened gum out of cloth.
Dyes and Running colors:
If washable, soak material in cold water for several hours, wash
suds and then dry in the sun. Bleaches can be effective on some
Sponge with cold water. If the stains remains, sprinkle with
Let it stand for half an hour, then rinse.
Stretch material over a large bowl, then pour boiling water over
three feet above.
If material is washable, work detergent into stain and rinse. If
remains, use hydrogen peroxide or chlorine bleach. On washable
sponge with alcohol, if it is safe to use.
Sponge repeatedly with alcohol, if safe for that fabric. Rinse
Treat while spots are fresh. Wash thoroughly and dry in the sun.
stain with lemon juice and salt and place in the sun.
Oil, paint and varnish:
Treat quickly. If material is washable, remove fresh stains by
plenty of soap. If stains are dried, soften it first buy rubbing
THE MOST TROUBLESOME STAIN OF ALL:
Why bother with stains?
We get rid of stains so we may have a clean, acceptable
But there is something worse than stained clothes -- stain that
unacceptable in God's sight. That stain is sin.
The Bible declares that "all have sinned and come short of the
glory of God"
(Romans 3:23). And it takes just one sin to stain your soul and
unfit for God's heaven.
But God offers a way the only way to completely cleanse the stains
sin; whether many or few. "Come now; and let us reason together,
Lord. though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as
they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool" (Isaiah 1:18.)
The New Testament gives unmistakably clear instructions for
stains. First God identifies the only effective sin-eradicator
"the blood of
Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." Then we are told
wonderful cleansing is obtained: "If we confess our sins, he is
just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all
Receive this cleansing now!
All comments and questions to: Harold Smith
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Updated March 16th, 2014 by Sandra Felix