How To Remove Aftershave Stains In Clothing
When you get excited for a date, it’s common to spill something on your clothing. Sometimes, that “something” is your aftershave, cologne, or perfume. If you’ve spilled any of these on your clothing, dab the area with a sponge as soon as you can. If you notice that it has stained later, then follow these steps to get rid of the aftershave stains.
What you will need:
- Liquid detergent
Note: You may want to use rubber gloves for this procedure due to the chemicals that you will be using. While not particularly harmful, they can cause irritation to your skin and they can make it generally unpleasant for you to go through the process of removing your aftershave stain.
- Take the piece of fabric and prepare your sponge. Put some of the ammonia on your sponge and start to lightly dab at the aftershave stain. Do not rub – rubbing can result in spreading the stain and it can also cause damage to the threads of the fabric. Let it sit for three to five minutes.
- Rinse the area with warm water. Do not ring out the fabric; give it about five to ten minutes to set in somewhat.
- Take the liquid detergent and squirt (or distribute) it evenly over the affected area. Allow this to sit from three to five minutes as well.
- Rinse the entire article of clothing very, very well at this point. Do not throw it in the washer as of yet; go ahead and hand rinse the whole thing in order to guarantee that the ammonia will not get on the rest of the clothes that you wash.
- Hang your article of clothing to try. Check the piece of clothing to see if the stain is gone; it is usually gone on the first try, but if the stain has set in enough, it may take another round of the above instructions in order to get rid of the aftershave stain completely.