How to Remove Sun Stains From Clothes

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When we make purchases for clothing we're making an investment into something we expect to last for years. Other than the wear and tear from the wash cycle, the presence of stains can wreak havoc on that longevity we bank on. That's why it's important to be tactful in the process of maintaining our clothes. With the inevitable rays of the sun come the possibility of sun-stained clothes. Knowing how to rid clothes of these sun stains is economically beneficial to consumer's pockets.

Things You'll Need

  • Disposable dish
  • Color-safe bleach
  • Bleach
  • Aspirin
  • OxiClean stain remover
  • If the sun stain is on colored item use color safe bleach, however, if the stain is on white clothe simply use bleach. Start by pouring the bleach into a disposable dish. Take the sun stained fabric and dip the stained part into the dish. Rub the fabric together to thoroughly incorporate the stain with the bleach. Let it stand for five minutes outside of the dish. Comeback and repeat the process of rub and dip if the stain hasn't lightened. Next, throw the item of clothing into the washing machine. Carry out your normal washing method when you wash clothes. The stain should be removed by the end of the washing cycle.

  • If the bleach doesn't work try aspirin. Again, take a disposable dish and pour water into it. Take two to three aspirin and finely crush them. Take the crushed aspirin and stir it into the water. Take the sun stained fabric and dip the stained part into the dish. Rub the fabric together to thoroughly incorporate the stain with the mixture. Let it stand for five minutes outside of the dish. Come back and repeat the process of rub and dip if the stain hasn't lightened. Next, throw the item of clothing into the washing machine. Carry out your normal washing method when you wash clothes. The stain should be removed by the end of the washing cycle.

  • Finally, if the two steps above haven't helped to rid the sun stain from your clothing try OxiCleaner stain remover. Start the washing machine as you normally would. Pour the OxiCleaner into the washing machine using the recommended amount as prescribed on the box. Begin the washing cycle. Check the item of clothing after the washing cycle. The stain should be gone. You're more than welcome to try all three steps, but be advised to check the conditions outlined on the tag of your clothing as to what chemicals work best with such material.

References

  • "Handbook of Style;" Esquire; 2009
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