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Here are some useful cleaning tips for you

Have you spilled your morning coffee all over your shirt? Lee Sundries & Dry Cleaners has some useful tips to help you get rid of the stains. Learn how to remove gum, toothpaste, and other substances from your clothes.

Chewing gum – Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer. The frozen gum can be scraped off easily.

 

Fruit stains – Remove the stain by stretching the stained area over a bowl and pouring hot water from a height of several feet through the stain.

 

Candle wax or crayon – Place the stained area between clean paper towels or pieces of brown paper bag and press with a warm iron.

 

Perspiration – Soak the garment in warm vinegar water.

 

Removing hem creases – White vinegar will help remove a permanent crease. Sponge the material liberally with the vinegar and press with a warm iron.

 

Fuzz balls – Remove those little balls of fuzz from an old shirt collar by going over the surface with a clean shaver. It will not harm the fabric.

 

Coffee – Apply detergent solution and blot the material. (Use enzyme detergent if cream was present). Apply vinegar solution and blot again. Apply enzyme detergent and blot. Finally, rinse with water and blot until dry.

 

Toothpaste – Apply detergent solution and blot. Apply vinegar solution and blot. Apply ammonia solution and blot. Rinse thoroughly with water and blot until dry.

 

Grass stains – Apply amyl acetate, if available, to remove chlorophyll, and blot. Apply enzyme detergent and blot. Rinse with water and blot. Apply ammonia solution and blot. Apply vinegar solution and blot. Rinse with water and blot until dry.

 

Paint – Apply detergent solution and blot. Repeat as needed. Apply ammonia solution and blot. Rinse with water and blot until dry. Apply POG on aged, hardened paint and blot. Apply dry-cleaning solvent and blot. Repeat as needed.

 

Ink – Apply dry-cleaning solvent. Apply POG sparingly and blot. Apply dry-cleaning solvent and blot. Apply detergent solution and blot. Apply ammonia solution and blot. Rinse with water and blot until dry.

 

Jam or jelly – Apply detergent solution and blot. Apply vinegar solution and blot. Rinse with water and blot. Apply enzyme detergent and blot.

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