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Ointment. Tips to remove Ointment stains on carpets

Ointment stains on your clothes are most inevitable when someone is sick or has a cut.  Use these tips to get that ointment stain out of fabrics that are stained.  Be sure to double-check the fabric tags before using any methods of cleaning.

Ointment stains on your clothes are most inevitable when someone is sick or has a cut.  Use these tips to get that ointment stain out of fabrics that are stained.  Be sure to double-check the fabric tags before using any methods of cleaning.

When stain first happens, take a paper towel and blot the excess ointment from the fabric.  Donít rub the ointment or your stain will get larger.  Just blot with a towel to bring up any excess you can. You might find that scraping with a butter knife will bring some of the excess ointment out of the fabric as well.

Use a pre treat spray or stain stick and apply a saturating amount over the stained area.

Let the garment sit for about an hour, and then rub in some clear bleach free laundry detergent.  Rub this in with your fingers or a soft scrub brush and saturate the area with detergent working out the ointment stain.

Rinse in water in a bucket or in the sink, and then launder as usual.  Recheck the stain and repeat if needed to remove any remnants of the stain.

If you have a very persistent ointment stain and your fabric tag states you can use bleach, soak your fabric in a bucket of water with two cups of bleach or two cups of all color fabric bleach.

Rinse out the bleach with water.  Let the garment dry to check if the stain is gone.

If all else fails, use a few drops of dry cleaning solution on the stain, and then blot it up with a paper towel to work any remaining stain out of the fabric.






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