I’m a laundry expert… here’s how to remove pesky stains using a £1 common household item

A LAUNDRY expert says you can remove annoying stains with an ordinary £1 household item.

AO’s Fran Forgione said hairspray can remove difficult red wine stains.

To remove stubborn stains, use hairspray


To remove stubborn stains, use hairsprayPhoto credit: Getty

She said: “To treat the stain, spray hairspray liberally, leave for a few minutes and then blot the stain to remove any residue.”

“Repeat the process as many times as needed, then wash on the highest possible setting to completely remove the stain.”

You can also cover the red wine stain with soda or bottled water – this will help the bubbles push the wine out of the carpet.

Another common household item can help blow away yellow sunscreen stains.

Fran said, “Most sunscreen contains a moisture-resistant oil that can leave yellow stains on white clothing.”

“If sunscreen gets on clothing, you have to act quickly. First scrape off the remaining liquid with a dull knife.”

“Instead of resorting to expensive stain removers, opt for distilled white vinegar and dish soap.

She added, “Work the soap into the stain before soaking the affected clothing in a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar.”

“Leave on overnight and rinse off with cold water.”

White vinegar is also good for removing grass stains from your laundry load.

Expert Fran said: “The household staple, white vinegar, has found another use in combating grass stains.”

“Just mix equal parts white vinegar with water and cover the stain.

“Leave it on for at least 30 minutes, but longer soaks will give you better results.

She added, “Then just scrub the stain and rinse with cold water.”

“After this first step, blot the stain with your regular laundry detergent.

“Then work it into the stain by gently scrubbing with a brush. Let it soak before rinsing again with cold water.”

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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