You have just accidentally sprayed perfume directly onto your hot new blouse or shirt. You have absolutely no idea what it will take to remove this stain. Try not to think about how much money you just spent on this seemingly ruined article of clothing, but it is going to take a special solution to help the situation.
Things You'll Need
- White Vinegar
- Mixing bowl
- Washing machine/Tub/Sink
Give the article of clothing a pre-soak. Allow the clothing to set in warm water for about 15 to 20 minutes. This will loosen up the stained area. You can use the bathtub, sink or washing machine to give the clothing a pre-soak. Do not soak anything else with the stained clothing.
While the garment is soaking, pour in a tablespoon of vinegar and a tablespoon of dishwashing detergent. Depending upon the severity of the stain you may also need to dab with alcohol afterward. It is important to try and remove the stain as soon as the incident occurs. This will prevent permanent damage to the garment.
Another solution to removing perfume stains from your garment is to apply glycerine and water. Glycerin helps to lift the stain from the garment and is available at your local pharmacy.
After soaking, lay the article of clothing on a flat surface. You want to make sure that you are able to remove the stain without anything getting in the way, since the entire garment is wet from the pre-soak, the cleaning process could get messy. Try stretching the garment out on an ironing board, table or counter.
Dry your garment. There are a variety of ways to dry your garment after you have gotten rid of the stain. You can use the dryer or hang it up. Make sure that you have gotten rid of the stain before you dry because it could be more difficult to cure the stain after it has dried.
In addition to cleaning the garment, you can also take it to your local dry cleaner. Getting the stain out can be pretty difficult and so to make sure, you can have a talk with your dry cleaner and let him know about the stain. Dry cleaners are experts and they can help you.
Tips & Warnings
- Spray perfume onto your wrists instead of your clothing.
- Soak immediately after garment gets stained.
- Do not apply bleach to silk or colored materials.
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