How to Get Concrete Out of Clothes

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Avoid walking near construction sites when concrete is being poured.

Concrete stains can be extremely unyielding and are difficult to remove from clothes, especially because concrete solidifies quickly and becomes extremely stiff. If you work in construction or are around a construction site, concrete can splatter very easily and leave small particles on your clothing. Learn how to get them out, without ruining your clothes, using natural ingredients at home.


Things You'll Need

  • Sandpaper

  • Liquid laundry detergent

  • Cloth

  • White vinegar

  • Spray bottle

  • Toothbrush

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Step 1

Pick out as much of the concrete from your clothing as possible without pulling on the fibers.

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Step 2

Sand the concrete stain gently to wear it down, but be careful not to sand the fibers of your clothing, as this will create holes.

Step 3

Pour a drop of laundry detergent onto the spot, and rub it gently with a cloth.

Step 4

Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar, and spray this onto the stain.

Step 5

Let the vinegar sit on the stain for a few hours, and then use a toothbrush to loosen the concrete. Gently rub the spot with the toothbrush.


Step 6

Put your garment in the washer, and add your laundry detergent and 1 cup of white vinegar. Run the washer, and then dry your garment.

Step 7

Repeat the process until the stain is completely gone.


Try spraying the stain with Shout or another stain remover if the vinegar doesn't do the trick.



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