Removing Dandalion Stains
REMOVING DANDELION STAINS
Yellow dandelions are popping up all over the place and unfortunately, little ones don’t know that not only are they pesky weeds but that they also are obnoxious stain inducers. Worst, yet if those dandelion collections wind up in pockets and into your laundry, they can stain other clothes, as well. We’ve got some tips to remove these kinds of stains if this happens to you!
- Pretreat the stain.
Pretreat the dandelion stain with an enzyme-containing detergent by soaking the item in warm water and a small amount of the detergent for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Then, rinse the clothing.
- Wash white clothing with chlorine bleach.
Add 3/4 cup of chlorine bleach to a regular wash to remove dandelion stains from white clothing. Use warm or hot water to wash the clothing if possible.
- Wash colored clothing with stain remover.
Pour a small amount of the stain remover additive directly onto the stain after soaking, and then add the recommended amount of the stain remover to the wash. Wash the clothing in warm water if the garment is cotton or denim.
- Dry the clothing.
Determine whether the stain has been completely removed before drying clothing. Do not dry the clothing if any dandelion stains are visible because heat may cause the garment to become permanently damaged. If the stain is not visible, dry the clothing according to the care instructions on the label.
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