How to Remove Stains from a Wedding Dress
When it comes to wedding-day disasters, a giant stain on your dress minutes before you walk down the aisle may take the cake. Fortunately, there are industry tricks to remove stains and diminish their appearance quickly. Below we share a few sought-after professional tips, tricks, and solutions to remove the stain before your big day.
Before you begin, keep these helpful tips top-of-mind.
Know Your Wedding Dress – There should be a care label in your wedding gown. When you spill something on artificial fiber, it is much easier to get rid of the stain than if you spill something on a natural fiber such as silk because natural fibers are hollow and absorb the spill.
Don’t Panic, Just Move Quickly – The longer a stain sets into a dress, the harder it will be to remove. However, if you panic and move too quickly, you may make matters worse.
Remove the Excess – Blot the stain first with a clean white napkin or cloth to remove any excess debris. Never rub the garment or the stain will set in even more.
Test First – Before you go all in and attempt to remove the stain, test the concoction you’re using on an unexposed seam or hem by blotting 10 times.
Separate – Be sure to separate the layers of the gown so the spot doesn’t go underneath the spotted layer while removing the stain to absorb from underneath. You also need to remember that different stains require different cleaning solutions. Below we outline the most common wedding gown stains.
Red Wine; Take a Tip from the Professionals – An unusual, but effective stain remedy used by industry professionals is white wine. Not only is white wine usually nearby on your big day, it also is a powerful stain remover to remove red wine.
Coffee, Grass, or Mud – You should mix a drop or two of mild dishwashing detergent and either white vinegar or lemon juice in a cup of water for the best results.
Greasy or Oily Food – Start with a drop or two of dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent, shampoo or pine sol and add it in a cup of water.
Ink – This is one of the toughest stains to remove, but for best results try adding liquid laundry detergent to a cup of water or rubbing alcohol.
Makeup – Begin by scraping off any excess makeup with a spoon and blot with a dry cloth. Then you should dab a small amount of rubbing alcohol on the stain and let it sit for three to five minutes. Continue by rinsing with a small amount of water. Finish off by drying with a hairdryer. If the stain persists, apply a mixture of dishwashing soap and water to the stain. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse and dry.
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