How To Prevent and Treat Common Summertime Stains

Your picture of paradise may include cheeseburgers, soda, ice cream, pizza, and other summertime favorites, but that picture certainly does not include spots on your shirts and shorts. These tips will help you confront the stains of summer. For a care-free and stainless summer, don’t forget we’re here to help! And make sure you check the care label of any garment before using any of these suggestions.

French Fries
Treat as a grease stain, like meats. Wash in hottest water possible.

Pizza
This stain has a little bit of everything, including tannin and fats. Blot off excess stains and use a mild detergent.

Ice Cream & Popsicles
Use mild detergent. Chocolate can be especially hard to remove. Pre-treat it.

Alcoholic Beverages
Alcohol may damage silk or acetate and can disturb dyes. Blot with water and wash.

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs & Steaks
Blot the excess of these grease stains and dab with water. Use a pre-treatment such as “Shout.” Launder. Take dry cleanable garments to the dry cleaner.

Lemonade
The acidic lemon juice may cause some dyes to change color.

Candy Apples
Blot, don’t rub. Should wash out, unless it contains a lot

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