The festival of colours is here and so is the the daunting task of getting the Holi colour stains off the clothes! While we are busy splashing colours with baloons and pichhkaris, our clothes are becoming the dearest friends of these stingy colours.
So, here are 5 easy ways to get rid of holi stains in one wash!
1. White Vinegar:
The clothes need to be washed as early as possible. So, washing them right after playing holi is recommended. Add half cup of vinegar and one teaspoon of detergent to cold water and mix it well. Soak the stained clothes in water for about 30 minutes. This will pull the colour from the clothes and leave the clothes easy to wash.
2. Pre-treat stains with vanish:
When there are few stains on your clothes, its best to pre–treat them. Apply vanish liquid detergent as per instructions on the stains and wash it after sometime. You will see that the stain has come off. Now you can put this along with other clothes and treat them normally and be ready to wear them again.
3. Non-chlorine bleach:
Non-chlorine bleach is best used for white clothes as the bleach effect is almost negligible on whites. To make sure whites remain white, soak them in hot water and wash with non-chlorine bleach. Wash and dry them separately to avoid leaching on to other clothes.
Rub some alcohol onto the stains and rinse thoroughly under running cold water. Then wash it as usual.
Now it also whitens your clothes. Rub the toothpaste on the cloth with a soft bristle toothbrush on the stain and rinse it. The stain should be gone.
Here are some things to take care of:-
1. Never use chlorine and non-chlorine bleach together. They cancel each other’s effect leaving with more efforts and time to waste on.
2. Lemon is also a good alternative that can be used to remove mild stains.
3. Make sure to not be too harsh on them. If you are unable to get rid of the stains yourself, take them to dry cleaners. The experts will do their job.
Try out these methods and you will always have a cheerful holi.
LaundroKart wishes you all a very happy Holi 🙂