The trouble with light-colored clothing is that when they are stained, the stain shows a great deal. Light-colored clothing that isn't white presents another challenge: regular chlorine bleach will only worsen the problem. Beige shares this problem with other light colors. To have the best chance of removing stains completely, treat the stain immediately after it occurs, or as soon as possible.
Things You'll Need
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Color-safe bleach
Use your cloth to work the liquid laundry detergent into the stain.
Rinse out all of the liquid detergent.
Fill a bucket enough to cover the stained garment with color-safe bleach.
Place the stained garment in the color-safe bleach. Allow the garment to soak until the stain is removed.
Rinse the garment thoroughly after treating it to remove all traces of color-safe bleach.
Tips & Warnings
- Weight the garment down with a heavy object such as a stone if the garment floats above the color-safe bleach.
- If the stain is oily, sprinkle baby powder in it and leave overnight. Brush off the powder to remove the absorbed oil.
- The above method should work for most stains, but be aware that each individual category of stain, like protein, dye and oil, has tricks of its own to remove a stain the most effectively.
- Don't use hot water on protein stains, such as blood, mud or milk. Only use cold water. Hot water will set the stain.
- Only use color-safe bleach for the stain removal process, not liquid chlorine bleach. Color removed by bleach cannot be restored.
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