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Summer is a joyous time filled with barbecues, relaxing in the garden or parks, ice cream, and sunscreen. However, beneath this carefree atmosphere lurks a plethora of summertime staples waiting to dampen your mood by staining your favourite summer clothes.
Worry not. After reading this guide, you will be armed with the knowledge on how to combat summertime stains so that you can look your best while enjoying the summer sun.
The frustration of finding yellow stains on the armpits of your favourite white t-shirt is something which is experienced by millions of people. Many assume these stains are caused by sweat. On the surface, this makes sense since you sweat more in the summer, but these stains are actually caused by a reaction between your sweat and the aluminium in many antiperspirants.
Follow these steps to remove those golden pit stains.
Resist the temptation to drown the stains in bleach. This won’t remove them and, in some cases, can actually make the stains worse.
Outdoor grass stains and dirt
Grass stains can be a nightmare to remove, just ask any parent. Following the steps below will help you remove grass and dirt stains easily.
Dirty BBQ’s, mustard, and ketchup
Cleaning your barbecue grill is not as arduous as it may seem. If you use it regularly, you should aim to clean it after 20 uses to ensure your culinary creations always taste amazing. If you don’t barbecue very often, you can get away with cleaning the grill once or twice a year. All you need to do to clean the grill is:
Mustard and ketchup are an entirely different animal. Their ability to leave long-lasting stains is outstanding, but that does not mean that there is no hope. Follow these steps and the stains will be unable to ruin your clothes or your enjoyment of the barbecue.
Sunscreen may protect us from the harmful effects of the sun, but this protection comes at a price. Sunscreen can leave rusty stains on clothes after washing. This is caused by an ingredient (avobenzone) found in most brands of sunscreen reacting with the iron in the water. Unless you like rusty stains, follow these steps to get rid of them.
Few things in life are more upsetting than dropping your delicious ice cream on yourself. Not only do you no longer have an ice cream, but now you also have a stain to deal with. Dark times indeed. Thankfully, the stains are easy to remove.
Beloved by wasps and children alike, a cold soda is the perfect bubbly refreshment on hot days. But we all know that accidents happen and soda cans are quite easy to spill. The stains also tend to cause our brows to crease as we ponder how to remove it. See below to find out the easiest way to get rid of those soda stains.
So there we have it, your guide to removing the worst summertime stains. With this knowledge, you are ready to confront summer and all it can throw at you with confidence.
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