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30 May, 2007

Removing tea stains from fabrics

Samm asks me how she can remove tea stain from her hubby's favourite white shirt. She has washed twice and the stain is evident on the shirt. I did a search and found these useful tips on removing tea stains with vinegar... try it and tell me if it works, k?

Apply clear bleach free liquid detergent on the stained area and rub in with your fingers. Use a scrub brush if needed.

Hand wash in the hottest water possible for the type of fabric that you are washing and let air-dry.

If you find that you still have a stain remaining from the tea, use a half-cup of vinegar and a cup of hot water, pour this over the stain and let it sit for about half an hour.

Rinse with hot water and let air dry.

If you find that the tough tea stain still remains in the fabric, use bleach or color safe bleach if the fabric instructions allow you and soak the material and then rinse with hot water and air dry. Repeat as needed to lighten the stain before drying in the dyer.

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