How to Remove Campfire Smoke Stains from Clothing
If you’ve been out tending a campfire or working the fireplace, you may have a different type of smoke stain on your clothing than those we talked about in the previous section. Thankfully, these are easier to get rid of than other types of stains.
What you will need:
- Dry Spotter
- Absorbent pad
- Tamper brush
- Dry-cleaning solvent
- Apply a dry-spotter to the stain and cover with a pad that is dampened with the spotter. Allow this to sit for up to 3 hours, checking the stain regularly.
- Change the pad if it appears to have stopped picking up the stain. Before you switch, use the tamper brush to brush over the pad before lifting it and switching it. Repeat this step until the stain appears to be removed.
- Take the dry-cleaning solvent and flush the article of clothing.
- Allow the article of clothing to air dry.
- Inspect the article of clothing. If any of the stain still remains, take the spotter and use a few drops of ammonia for a more intense clean.
- Rinse very well so that the ammonia doesn’t leave an odd scent.
- Air dry, and then launder as usual. Check the article of clothing between washing and drying to make sure that the stain is totally out. If it is not, allow it to air dry and repeat steps 5 and 6 until the stain is completely gone.