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Red Clay. Tips to remove Red Clay stains on clothes and fabric
Red clay is a stain that you could find on your clothing when gardening, playing in the yard, or even when you are in a park. If you have red clay play dough or red modeling clay, these tips will work for you as well.
The first thing that you should do is scrape away as much of the excess clay on the material as possible. If the clothing says dry clean only you might want to consider having your item professionally cleaned.
Making a solution of hot water and clean bleach free detergent, soak your garment overnight in the water.
If the stain still remains, and you can use bleach on the item, soak the material in a bucket of water and a cup of bleach or color safe bleach. Soaking the item again overnight.
It is important that you read the instructions on the garment tag as colors can fade or colors can bleed if you are not careful.
If the item is a very light colored clothing, you can re dye it to a darker color that will cover the red clay stain.
Be sure never to dry an item in the dryer until you are sure the stain is gone.
If all else has failed on white clothing ONLY, make a thick paste of one tablespoon cream of tarter, one teaspoon of baking soda and enough lemon juice to make the thick paste. Put the paste on the stain and sit the material in the sun to dry.
Rinse with hot water and the stain lightens. Again, this tip is for white materials only.
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