Colognes and perfumes set a romantic mood. However a lot of times even clear perfumes can stain and leave residue on pieces of clothing. Because many perfumes are alcohol based, they typically leave oily-looking spots on fabrics if they are sprayed directly on them. It’s always best to apply perfume or cologne before getting dressed so that they don’t spill and leave a mark on your shirt sleeve. Here’s what you can do to clean up your perfume stain.
First, pat at the stain with a dampened sponge or cloth and make sure that u do not rub the stain. Dabbing the stain is good for fresh stains, because moistening the stain prevents it from spreading and setting in the fabric.
If the stain is fresh, dabbing at the stain may be enough to absorb and remove the stain. However if it’s been a while that the stain is intact there, create a solution with one part glycerin, one part detergent and 8 parts water.
For a relatively smaller stain, use one teaspoon or a tablespoon of glycerin and detergent and 8 teaspoons or tablespoons of water. Stir the detergent solution to mix thoroughly before you apply it onto the stain. Make sure to only apply the solution on the stain and not to the surrounding area.
Look at the cloth or sponge after ten minutes or so. If you notice that a bit of the stain is lifted, change out the cloth. If nothing has been absorbed, place the paper towel back on the rubbing alcohol and the stain and keep blotting on the stain until some of it is gone.
Although it might take a while for the stain go off completely, you can keep repeating this process until no more of the stain is left.
Stains of different kinds require different techniques of removal, depending on what type of stain it is— there will be efficient ways of cleaning it without any marks left.
LaundroKart, an online assistance catering to laundry in Bangalore gives it’s users frequent tips on stain removal techniques and various other laundry hacks. For more laundry hacks, go to www.laundrokart.com.
Note: Guest post by Geetha.