Stains on fabrics – Fruit
Fruit. Removing fruit stains, especially the old ones, is hard. The fruit produces intensely colored spots. Fruit stains should be removed - if possible - as soon as possible, because after some time it is often impossible to get them out at all. When it's too late, As a result, the fabric is often damaged when these stains are not cleaned too intensively. On the other hand, fresh fruit stains are relatively easily removed with diluted ammonia or water with the addition of a small amount of baking soda or even clean water. Stare, oxidized stains should be removed with bleaching agents - you can use a mixture of alcohol and 3% hydrogen peroxide with ammonia, wherein, when it comes to colored fabrics, you need to be very careful. You can also evaporate the fabric after wetting the stained area with alcohol for a short time. This method is not suitable for fabrics made of acetate and polyvinyl chloride. Gasoline can be used to remove fruit stains from colored fabrics, glycerin or oleic acid (in the latter case, degrease the fabric with gasoline). White linen stained with fruit is treated with a solution of potassium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide or bleach, preferably with a little hot water and ammonia. The solution of sodium sulphite with the addition of a small amount of dilute hydrochloric acid is extremely effective in this case. Woolen fabrics should be treated with soap or detergent, then sprinkle the stained area with ammonia or treat it with 3% hydrogen peroxide, then rinse the fabric immediately with water (be careful with fabrics dyed in an acid environment). Colored silk fabrics stained with fruit should be treated with diluted ammonia, then rinse well with water. A 10% ammonium carbonate solution with the addition of a small amount of hydrogen peroxide can also be used. You can try to stain the white silk stained with fruit with warm alcohol. In the case of a white acetate fabric, the fruit stain is treated with benzene, and after it has evaporated, the stained area is bleached with a dilute solution of potassium hypochlorite with the addition of a few drops of acetic acid. After this treatment, the fabric is rinsed with warm water. Fabrics made of polyamide and polyvinyl chloride fibers stained with fruit are moistened with oleic acid, then rubs with gasoline. You can also whiten the fruit stain with bleach, then rinse it thoroughly with water. In this case, however, you have to be careful, when it comes to colored fabrics, because you can discolor them.