a Stain Removal Kit
There are many stain removal kits available in the
market today. However they may not necessarily remove all kinds of stains.
Hence you might have to make some effort in dealing with specific kinds of
stains. You could assemble the various things that are required for removing
different kinds of stains so that when they do happen you are prepared to
deal with them effectively.
Stains happen all the time. And although precaution is
always better than cure, once you have stained your outfit, you need to find
some way to get rid of the nasty stain. And in order to get rid of the stain
you need weapons.
This is where the concept of the stain removal kit comes in.
If you have a well-equipped stain removal kit, you have won half the battle.
If you have a
well-equipped stain removal kit, you have won half the battle
There are a number of things that you would have to
place in your stain removal kit:
The function of the blunt knife is to scrape off solid
particles from the stained area.
The sponges are used to rub the stain. These are especially useful if the
fabric is non-washable.
A stain remover is an essential as it helps in pre-treating the stain. Stain
removers mostly consist of a cleaning agent in a water-based solution. The
job of a cleaning agent is to loosen the dirt or stain molecules so that
they can get dissolved in water. Some molecules do not get dissolved in
water. What they do instead is deposit itself once again on the fabric
Absorbent towels or pads help tackle this problem by attracting to
themselves the loosened dirt molecules.
A solution of the detergent should be used after the stain treatment. It
should be worked into the stained area well.
For non-washable materials be extra careful. Often it pays to avoid playing
Ms Expert-at-Removing-Stains and take your outfit to the dry-cleaner.
Materials like velvet, leather, and suede must be taken for professional
The basic formula to remember is that like will dissolve like. First make it
a point to find out what kind of stain it is, and act accordingly.
Water-based stains are more easily removed by stain removers. However
solvents that are petroleum-based are more effective in removing greasy
stains than are stain removers (since stain removers are basically cleaning
agents dissolved in water).
Grease stains are especially difficult to remove from some kinds of
synthetic fibers such as nylon, acrylic and polyester. This is because these
fabrics naturally repel the water molecules. They instead attract other
molecules which do not dissolve in water. Hence such stains need
petroleum-based cleaning agents to remove such stains.
Having a well-equipped stain removal kit will save you a great deal of time
when the stain does happen.
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