There are so many things we love about the summer: barbecues, the beach and of course, a great excuse to swig some fruity cocktails outside, just to name a few. But there are some things we could do without, like stubborn summer stains. It just seems inevitable that at one point or another this season, you'll end up with a huge ketchup spot or nasty grass mark that could ruin your favorite shirt or dress.
But not to fret, we're here to save the day. We found the best way to remove the most annoying summer stains. So, click through and don't worry about getting a little sloppy.
Our expert Chris Barnes found a simple two-step process for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-barnes/how-to-remove-barbecue-sauce-stain_b_1591792.html" target="_blank">removing this tough stain</a>. First, soak the garment in warm water with dish detergent. Then, pour some vinegar onto the stain and scrub it with a kitchen sponge. Finally, just launder as usual.
Video Jug suggests <a href="http://on.aol.com/video/how-to-remove-beer-stains-from-clothes-516980283" target="_blank">keeping the stain wet at all times with cold water</a>. Then, combine two cups of water, two tablespoons of white vinegar and a squirt of dish soap. Apply the mixture to the stain with a cloth, and launder as usual.
Blurt It recommends <a href="http://www.blurtit.com/q7547628.html" target="_blank">covering the spot in corn starch</a> for 15 minutes. Then, rinse it with cold water and throw it in the wash.
Depending on the fabric, there will be a specific way to treat the stain. Luckily, How Stuff Works has a <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-remove-flowers-and-grass-stains.htm" target="_blank">very thorough guide</a> to help you out.
This is <a href="http://voices.yahoo.com/how-remove-ketchup-stains-7299900.html?cat=22" target="_blank">one stain you have to tackle immediately</a>, according to Yahoo. First, be sure not to blot the stain. Simply run it under cold water and scrub with a sponge. Then, gently scrub laundry detergent onto it. Next, rinse again with cold water. If you have a stain removing stick, apply this to the area and let it sit for five minutes. If not, put more detergent on it and let the garment soak for 30 minutes in warm water. Finally, launder as usual.
How Stuff Works found a really easy way to <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-remove-mustard-stains2.htm" target="_blank">remove mustard from clothes</a>. First, scrape as much as you can off the item. Then, rinse with water, apply liquid detergent to the stain and rinse again. Finally, launder as normal as soon as possible. For more tips, <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-remove-mustard-stains2.htm" target="_blank">head over to How Stuff Works</a>.
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