Stains on fabrics – Pot
Pot. If the fabric is resistant to acetone (acetate and polyvinyl chloride products are not resistant), then a mixture of ammonia and acetone can be used. Minor sweat stains are removed only with dilute ammonia. After this treatment, rinse the stained area thoroughly with warm, clean water. The borax solution is also an effective sweat stain remover. If any traces of these stains remain after cleaning, or if the degree of staining was very high, then, after drying the fabric, the stained area is treated again with a solvent. Sweat-stained spots on white fabrics should be washed with a solution of sodium thiosulfate, then rinse them thoroughly with water. The remaining yellows are bleached with hydrogen peroxide. Sweat breaks down the natural silk fibers, so sometimes the sweaty spots on silk garments simply fall apart during cleaning. Hence the need for very careful stain removal of silk fabrics. In this case, it is recommended to use a slurry of sodium bicarbonate and water. The paste is applied to the spot stained with sweat and after a while it is carefully rinsed with water. Proceed as follows for sweat-stained woolen fabrics: the stained place is moistened profusely with a mixture of ammonia and turpentine, then they are thoroughly washed with a solution of high-quality detergent (be careful with ammonia in the case of acid-dyed woolen fabrics). Also a mixture of ether, ammonia and alcohol dissolves sweat stains perfectly. However, it cannot be used to remove stains from acetate and polyvinyl chloride fabrics. If the fabric is only slightly sweaty, just brush it carefully with a detergent solution, and then rinse the stained area with warm water.