5 Party Stains You Shouldn’t Ignore!

Now that the holiday season has come to an end, it’s time to wake up from that bleary three-day hangover you’ve been nursing since NYE and begin attending to the spoils of war – in other words, it’s time to give all those party clothes some serious TLC. Here are a few tips on how to stop the most stubborn of stains from spoiling your favourite garments and other coverings, brought to you by Portughes Dry Cleaning, the leading launderette in Malta.


1. Perfume

You love that bottle of Chanel that you got for Christmas just a little bit less after it left those unsightly marks on your new party dress. Fortunately, there are simple ways of removing them. Rinse any fresh stains with cold water before placing them in the wash, as the heat of the washing machine may ‘set’ the marks in the material. For older stains, use a mixture of glycerine and water to lubricate the affected areas, leave to soak for an hour and then wash as usual.


2. Red, red wine…

DON’T stay close to us. Ever. Commonly regarded as Satan in the form of a stain, red wine should be attended to as quickly as possible. Grab some salt nearby and sprinkle a thick layer over the stained area, allowing the wine to be fully absorbed by the mineral. Use a microfibre cloth and club soda to treat older stains; alternatively, a mixture of white vinegar, dish soap and warm water will do.


3. Waterproof Mascara

We’ve all done it – crawled into bed with a full face of make-up only to wake up and find our poor pillow covered with blotches, that is. Use white paper towels or a blunt knife to scrape off any solid bits, and rub a little dish soap onto the stain before running it under some warm water. Treat the spot with a stain-removing spray as an extra caution, and throw the sheet in the washing machine to wash as usual.


4. Lipstick

As with mascara, your pillow might be left with some unwanted kisses by sunrise! Believe it or not, hairspray is a great for removing lipstick stains, due to their alcohol content. Simply spray the affected areas two or three times and let the material absorb the product for about 15 minutes. Afterwards, dab the stain with a wet cloth.


5. Grease

(If only you hadn’t eaten that fifth cheesecake). Use a paper towel to blot any excess grease, then cover generously with baby powder or cornstarch. Remove the powder with a towel, rub some dish-washing detergent into the stain and throw in the washing machine.

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