How to Tackle Common Independence Day Weekend Stains: A Practical Guide

How to Tackle Common Independence Day Weekend Stains: A Practical Guide

Independence Day weekend is a time for family, fireworks, feasts – and of course, a few stains and messes.
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Independence Day weekend is a time for family, fireworks, feasts – and of course, a few stains and messes. But with a little know-how, you can tackle those common stains and keep the festive spirit alive.

BBQ Sauce Stains

What You Need:

Steps:

  1. Immediately scrape off any excess sauce using a spoon or dull knife.
  2. Apply a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts cool water directly on the stain.
  3. Let the solution sit for up to 15 minutes, and then dab it with a moist towel or cloth.
  4. If stain remains, apply Stain Remover to the affected area, and let it sit for up to 15-20 minutes.
  5. Wash the item according to its care instructions.
  6. Let the item air dry.

Grass Stains

What you need:

Steps:

  1. Mix equal parts vinegar and dish soap.
  2. Apply the mixture to the stain and let it sit for up to 15 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle baking soda and scrub gently.
  4. Rinse with cold water.
  5. If stain remains, apply stain remover to the affected area. Let it sit for up to 15 minutes.
  6. Wash the item according to fabric care instructions.
  7. For best results, let the item air dry.

Ice Cream Stains

What You Need:

Steps:

  1. Immediately scrape off any excess ice cream using a spoon or dull knife.
  2. Apply Stain Remover to the affected area, and let it sit for up to 15-20 minutes.
  3. Wash the item according to its care instructions.
  4. Let the item air dry.

Ketchup and Mustard Stains

What You'll Need:

Steps: 

  1. Immediately scrape off any excess mustard or ketchup using a spoon or dull knife.
  2. Prepare a solution of one part white vinegar and two parts water.
  3. Apply the vinegar solution to the stain using a spray bottle or damp cloth.
  4. Let the solution sit on the stain for 10 minutes to loosen its grip on the fabric.
  5. If stain remains, apply stain remover to the affected area. Let it sit for up to 15 minutes.
  6. Wash the item according to fabric care instructions.
  7. For best results, let the item air dry.

Wine Stains

What You’ll Need:

Steps:

  1. With a dry towel for clothing or carpet, gently lift the stain away from the surface. 
  2. Use a dry microfiber cloth to gently yet firmly blot the stain. Continue until the cloth stops picking up color
  3. Apply stain remover to the affected area. Let it sit for up to 15 minutes.
  4. Wash the item according to fabric care instructions.
  5. For best results, let the item air dry.

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