How to Remove Ash Stains from Clothes
You don’t need a lot of technical knowledge about cleaning in order to remove ash stains from clothes. It’s actually a really simple process that you can do right from your home. Here’s a simple home remedy that can get the ash stains out of your clothing in no time.
What you will need:
- Cold water
- Club soda
- Baking soda
- Shake off any excess ash. Do not “wipe” it off, as that can smear the stain further.
- Sprinkle baking soda over the stained area. This serves two purposes: “lifting” the stain out of the article of clothing, and getting rid of any of the “soot” smell. Allow the baking soda to sit for an hour or more.
- Take one of your sponges and dip it into the cold water, dabbing at the stain. Do not soak the article of clothing; due to the consistency of the ash, you can actually spread the stain and make it worse than it was when you started. So dab it until the area is moist. Note: Make sure that the water is as cold as you can get it. Warm water is actually bad for stains, because it will help the stain to set deeper into the fabric.
- Take your other sponge and pour some club soda on it. Dab at the affected area gently for a few minutes.
- Rinse your clothing in the cold water again, to see if any progress has been made. Repeat this step and step four until the stain appears to be gone.
- Allow your article of clothing to air dry and check it. If there is still a stain, start the process from step 1. If the stain is gone, launder as usual, but hang the article of clothing after washing just in case you missed some of the stain.