3 Stain Removing Tips For Saving Your White Jeans

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There was a huge celebration at my house recently after I wore my brand new pair of white jeans and did not spill a thing on them.  However, I know that sometime soon I will manage to stain these jeans.   So to prepare for that unfortunate day I thought I would post 3 stain removing tips just in case you, or I, need them.

How to remove tomato based stains

Ketchup, oh how I love you yet I know it will be the first thing that I spill on my white jeans.  I may or may not cry when this happens.  So I compiled a few steps that I can do to save my jeans and remove this ugly stain.

  1. Remove excess ketchup from your jeans by carefully scraping it off.  Then gently blotting any left over.  It is important to note that you DO NOT want to rub the stain as you will ground the stain further into the fabric.
  2. Cover the stain with a thin layer of dish soap and equal parts of white vinegar.
  3. Gently rub the stain with your fingers.
  4. Soak the jeans in cold water or run under cold water while gently rubbing the stain out with your fingers.
  5. Air dry the jeans and inspect the area of the stain, it may be hard to tell if the stain is completely removed while the jeans are still wet.  If the stain remains you can repeat the steps above until the stain is gone.   Note:  Do not place the jeans in the dryer until the stain is completely removed.  By drying the jeans in the dryer you are setting the stain making it impossible to get out.
How to remove coffee stains

Shocking as it may seem but I am a fairly new coffee drinker, I never really like the taste until I found some delicious creamers.  I know that I will spill coffee on my new white jeans sooner than later as I have had an occasional coffee accident or two.  These “accidents” will be blamed on not having enough caffeine in my system to prevent these things from happening.

After a bit of research, I have pieced together some steps to remove coffee stains from my new white jeans

  1. Run cold water from the back of the stain working the stain from the inside out.
  2. Soak the white jeans in cold water for 30 minutes
  3. Treat the stain with a prewash stain remover.
  4. Wash the item as per the directions on the label.
  5. Air dry the jeans and inspect the area of the stain, it may be hard to tell if the stain is completely removed while the jeans are still wet.  If the stain remains you can repeat the steps above until the stain is gone.   Note:  Do not place the jeans in the dryer until the stain is completely removed.  By drying the jeans in the dryer you are setting the stain making it impossible to get out.
How to remove wine stains

While I enjoy an occasional glass of wine, it typically is not a red wine but a lighter colored wine.  I think red wine makes me a teeny bit nervous because I don’t want to spill it on myself.   However, with these tips for removing wine stains, I think I can relax and enjoy a glass or two of red wine.

  1. Gently blot the wine stain to remove any excess wine before it all soaks into the fabric.
  2. Cover the stain completely with a thick layer of salt.
  3. Pour club soda over the salt and stain.
  4. Let club soda and salt mixture soak for an hour.
  5. After it has soaked for an hour blot up any excess liquid, brush off salt and inspect if the stain has been removed.
  6. If the stain still remains you can repeat the above steps until stain is gone. Note:  Do not place the jeans in the dryer until the stain is completely removed.  By drying the jeans in the dryer you are setting the stain making it impossible to get out.

I really hope you find these tips useful if you find yourself in a panic because you have spilled something on your white jeans.  I know I will be saving this post for future emergency use as I know the cross my fingers and hope I don’t spill anything will only last for so long.

Please let me know if you have any other tips to remove stains from white jeans.  I know I can use all the help I can get.

Smiles,

Jody