Denim Care Part 1 – Removing Stains

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Whether grass, ink, bleach, food or paint, we all accidentally stain our denim at one point or another.  What you use to treat the stain depends on what the stain was caused by.  As a general rule, try to treat stains as soon as possible.  Here is our easy guide for stains and how to get rid of them.
Blood stains:  Treat immediately with alcohol.  Poor directly onto the stain and let it soak for at least 30 minutes.  Rub with a sponge or dish towel and rinse.
Grass Stains:  Treat the stain with white vinegar.  Pour a little on and scrub with a soft bristle brush. Let the stain sit for an hour and rinse.  You may also want to try rubbing alcohol or toothpaste, if vinegar is ineffective.  Be sure to machine wash the jeans after treating.
Ink Stains:  This sounds a little strange, but you want to start by spraying hairspray directly onto the stain. Dab the spot with a washcloth and repeat as necessary.  The stain should begin to dissolve.  Follow up the treatment with a normal wash.
Other stains: You can also treat denim stains with dish soap, baking soda or even hydrogen peroxide. Just keep in mind it is best to treat stains as they happen.  Allowing stains to dry on denim could lead to permanent stains.
Don’t want to put the arm work into removing stains? Simply cover them with a Johnny Patch iron on patch!

Grass_StainWhether grass, ink, bleach, food or paint, we all accidentally stain our denim at one point or another.  Denim is a thicker material than some, making treating stains more difficult than your normal wash. What you use to treat the denim stain depends on what caused the stain.   Here is our easy guide for stains and how to get rid of them:

Blood stains:  Treat immediately with rubbing alcohol.  Poor directly onto the stain and let it soak for at least 30 minutes.  Rub with a sponge or dish towel and rinse.

Grass Stains:  Treat the stain with white vinegar.  Pour a little on and scrub with a soft bristle brush. Let the stain sit for an hour and rinse.  You may also want to try rubbing alcohol or toothpaste, if vinegar is ineffective.  Be sure to machine wash the jeans after treating.

Ink Stains:  This sounds a little strange, but you want to start by spraying hairspray directly onto the stain. Dab the spot with a washcloth and repeat as necessary.  The stain should begin to dissolve.  Follow up the treatment with a normal wash.

Other stains: You can also treat denim stains with dish soap, baking soda or even hydrogen peroxide. Just keep in mind it is best to treat stains as they happen.  Allowing stains to dry on denim could lead to permanent stains.

Don’t want to put the arm work into removing stains? Simply cover them with a Johnny Patch iron on patch!

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