Laundry expert explains how to remove stubborn Christmas stains - from red wine to gravy
14.12.2022 - 19:49
Christmas is just around the corner, and if you're planning on celebrating with friends and family, it's likely you've started buying some festive treats already.
Red wine, gravy and chocolate are just some of the delicacies that are best enjoyed this time of year, but they can wreak havoc if they're spilled anywhere in your house or on your clothes.
But instead of letting these accidents ruin your Christmas, you should be aware of how to get rid of them. Thankfully, a laundry expert has shared his knowledge on banishing stubborn stains that are common at this time of year.
Deyan Dimitrov, CEO of Laundryheap, has revealed how to tackle some of the typical Christmas spillages that you may face this festive season.
Here, he's shared his top tips on removing them quickly so you can get back to enjoying the celebrations.
When dealing with red wine stains, time is of the essence. Make sure to apply white vinegar to the stain, using a clean cloth and protective gloves - this will work to neutralise any red and purple pigments ingrained in the fabric.
Then, rub a small amount of liquid detergent into the stained area, before laundering as usual. The stain should disappear after a quick washing cycle.
If you spill gravy over any items of clothing during the festive period, simply take some talcum powder and sprinkle it onto the area. Leave this to sit on the fabric for 15 - 20 minutes, to let it absorb any excess grease.
With gloves, a clean damp cloth, and some hot soapy water, work into the stain using a circular motion. Then, place the item in your washing machine on a normal cycle, and your clothing should be as good as new.
Begin by using a spoon to remove any excess sauce, before applying white vinegar to the area to break