Spills and stains are part of everyday life. Even the smallest one can ruin your favorite shirt or ruin a good piece of furniture.
Many times stains are taken care of the wrong way, which makes them even harder to remove. Here are 4 things not to do when treating stains to keep them from happening.
1. Don’t apply any heat
Heat sets stains. Once you have placed your clothing in the dryer or rinsed with hot water, the stain becomes more permanent.
2. Never rub a stain
Rubbing actually grinds the stain into the surface where you want to remove it. For rugs, rubbing makes the pile look shaggy. It can also unravel the individual fibers.
3. Don’t rush the treatment
Nothing is instantaneous. Allow the stain-removing product to work for at least 30 minutes before proceeding with the next step.
4. Don’t ignore it
Treat stains as soon as possible to prevent them from setting in the fabric. Always put something on it to break down the stain right away, even if you are out in public. It’ll save your outfit from being ruined.