ALL spots and stains should be dealt with while
fresh. The longer they are allowed to remain, the
more difficult will be their removal. The first thing
to remember about all stains is that the fundamental
treatment is the same — to find some substance in
which the stain is soluble. If the right solvent is
not known, one employs wrong methods, and the
stain becomes "set" when it might have been removed
easily. Most stains are made permanent
by the use of hot water and soap. For this reason
it is best to treat a stain before washing. Stains
are much more easily removed from white than
colored materials, as many of the best solvents which
remove stains also remove color.
Stains which call for the use of boiling water may
be more easily removed if the cloth containing the
stained part is stretched tight in an embroidery
frame, then placed over a basin and the boiling water
|Character of staine
||Method of Removal
||cold water and ivory soap with cold raw starch
||Wash in soap and water and cover with a paste of starch and water
||Blotting paper and warm iron
||Place paper on spot and rub with hot iron, changing paper often
||Borax with cold and boiling water
||Sprinkle the stain with borax. Soak in cold water. Use boiling water as for coffee
||Pour from a height and with force.
||Wash while fresh (applies to any stain, but particularly to milk and cream)
||Same as for coffee (peach and pear need frost)
||Naphtha soap and warm water
||Wash i soap and water. Apply ammonia and cold water at once.
There is an in eradicator on the market that is most satisfactory on white goods.
Or, use milk (sweet or sour); salt and lemon; water and chloride of lime; ongaline
|Soak in milk, or in salt and lemon juice.
||Lemon and salt; ongaline; or oxalic acid
||Spread cloth over a bowl contrining one quart warm water and one teaspoon borax. Apply acid drop by drop until stain lightens, then dip in water in bowl; or dampen with cold water, salt, and lemon juice. Spread in sun and keep moist with lemon.
||Cold water and soap
||Wash first in cold water, then in soap and colt water
||Soak in alcohol
||Same as cream.
|Wash while fresh. (Applies to any stain, but particularly to milk and cream)
||Lemon juice and sunshine
Or a paste of soap, lemon, starch, and salt
Or chloride of lime
|Coverwith lemon juice and put in sunchine. Make a past oe soft soap, juice of one lemon, one tablespoon powdered starch, salt. Let remain on spot 48 hours; spread on grass during treatment. Make second application is necessary or soak in solutio of of T chlorid of lime in four quarts of water till mildew disappears. Rinse several times in clear water.
||Benzine or turpentine
||Rub stain with either. Rub stain while fresh on wrong side of garment
||Do not have to wet it. The quicker it is streated the better.
||Glycerine and boiling water
||Spread stained part over bowl. Pour on glycerine, then boiling water.
||Blotting paper and warm iron
||Place paper on spot and rub with hot iron, changing the paper often
|Wheel grease and street oil
||Lard and boiling water
||Rub lard well into grease spot. Pour boiling water over the spot to remove grease. Then wash in very hot water.
|Fresh Wine stain
||Yellow laundry soap and pulverized starch
||Wet hte stain with strong suds made of hard, yellow, lanudry soap. Then coat the stain very thickly with pulverized starch and lay it in the sun. After one good sun-bath of two hours or so, the stain should disappear. If it remains, repeat the process.
||Or use salt and boiling water, or salt and boiling milk
||Cover as soon as possible with a thick layer of salt. Then treat as for coffee staine.