In the last couple of years, DD and I have renewed our love affair with tea, and you can guess the result. A stout solution of chlorine bleach and water removes tea stains from hard surfaces, such as cups, counter tops, etc., but I am at a loss for removing stains from cotton. Bleach just doesn't do much! Any suggestions from the tea-drinkers in our midst? I made all new dish towels 6-8 months ago and they all look terrible!
my Grandma used to use table salt. She would wet the towel and pour on salt and rub it into the fabric. And I'm pretty sure she also used beer of all things. I'm not sure it works on anything but pure cotton and you can't have put it into the dryer.
I have no advice on the tea stains if Biz and bleach fail.
Dh went hunting last weekend, got a deer, and got big blood stain on his jeans. He soaked them in Biz overnight, then washed, then dried in the dryer. I wish he had looked before putting them in the dryer. Any advice there?
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Sandy in NJ (Login SandyinMI) The Frugalista Files
they're probably set now
December 23 2011, 7:49 PM
I use hydrogen peroxide on blood stains. I just put it on, let it bubble, rub, repeat over and over until it's gone or mostly gone and then wash. The last little bit usually comes out in the wash. The longer the stain has had to sit the more peroxide and rubbing it takes to get it out, so after drying in the dryer the stains may not come out.