We all have our guilty pleasures and can sometimes over-indulge in a chocolate fudge brownie or in a sour cream dip with chips. Mistakenly smearing food on your bathrobe can happen, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world.
As with all items of clothing, each fabric has its own washing instructions, and bathrobes are no exception. Bathrobes also come in different styles and are composed of different materials. Remove stains appropriately in accordance to their nature and to the nature of the bathrobe’s fabric.
Removing an Oil Stain
Oil stains can be quite daunting. If you happen to be cooking generously with canola oil and end up splashing some on your terry or velour bathrobe, just apply some dishwashing soap directly on the oil stain. Then, use a toothbrush to compress the liquid solution into the stain and let it infiltrate the stain for a few minutes.
Rinse it off with cool water afterwards. If the oil stain happens to persist, and results are insufficient, then use a citrus-based oil remover. The stain will be more easily removed if the citrus oil remover is used in combination with a dishwashing soap in a 1:1 ratio. Just follow the same steps mentioned above.
Don’t be afraid to repeat the steps to get the desired results, but in moderation, of course, so as to avoid further damaging the bathrobe. Once you’re done applying any of the above solutions, you should wash the entire garment along the lines of the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions. This is because some staining agents may look harmless, but can end up getting yellow over time.
Removing Ink Stains
If you happen to drop a ballpoint pen on your bathrobe, or slightly stroke the edge to get enough ink on a small or large stain, you should adapt about the same method used to clean oil stains. That’s because pen ink generally contains different oils. Therefore, getting to the root of the problem can completely dissolve an ink stain.
If you’re cleaning a colored bathrobe, you should check if the use of soap would damage its color. Prior to applying dishwasher liquid, add some soap to a white towel and dab it onto a small portion of a hidden area of the garment. If the color of the bathrobe doesn’t leak onto the towel, then it’s safe to proceed.
Removing Tomato Base Stains
No matter how careful you are, there’s always a high risk of getting red sauce splashed onto your soft white terry bathrobe when you’re around a dish of stuffed ravioli or Bolognese pasta. Just a speck of tomato sauce can cause a mess and become a hassle to remove, so it’s important to tackle the stain as soon as you get it.
Start out by getting some dishwashing liquid and combining it with distilled white vinegar in a 1:3 ratio. Add in 3 parts water to the mixture and apply it to the stain. Let it set for about ten minutes, and then rinse it off with cool water.
If that method doesn’t work, then you need to apply a stronger enzyme stain remover. Apply it to the area and let it sit for one to two hours before rinsing it off with water. You can re-apply the remover again if it dries out too quickly.
Removing Soft Drink and Alcoholic Beverage Stains
Soda may be your comfort beverage. If you drip some on you bathrobe, just soak the stain with cool water for about 30 minutes. Use a stain remover to prewash the bathrobe. Then add chlorine bleach if it’s safe to use. Repeat these steps to remove a wine stain.
If you happen to drop some beer on your bathrobe, you should dab a dry white towel on the stained area and then tamp a wet white towel. Use a dry white towel again to finish the cleaning process. That may not be enough on its own, so you can apply a laundry detergent directly onto the beer stain and let it sit for five to ten minutes.
When laundering a bathrobe with a stain from an alcoholic beverage, it’s generally safe and recommended to use a prewash stain remover to achieve optimal results. In addition, an odor remover can help your bathrobe have a fresh scent again.
Removing Mustard Stains
Yellow mustard stains can be just as tough to remove as tomato stains are, so it’s important to clean the stain while it’s still fresh. Run the stained area under cold water to loosen the stain. Then apply a prewash stain remover.
When laundering, use the warmest you can safely utilize with your fabric and then add bleach, if it’s safe to use, too. Make sure to check the bathrobe’s care label to make sure it’s safe to use bleach on it.
Make Sure You’re Wearing a High-Quality Bathrobe
Getting a stain on any garment can be pretty troubling, especially when it’s one of your favorite pieces of clothing. Delicate fabrics are the most susceptible to making a stain seem impossible to remove.
Boca Terry’s bathrobes are made of high-quality fabrics, which make it easier to get rid of accidental stains. To prolong your bathrobe’s life,
Ask a Professional
The methods mentioned above work on certain materials, so it’s important to ask for professional help to get advice on the best way to wash your bathrobe.