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Removing stains from textiles

an interview between Miss Ruth Van Deman and Miss Margaret Furry, Bureau of Home Economics delivered in the Department of Agriculture period of the National Farm and Home Hour, broadcast by a network of 48 associate stations, Tuesday, August 23, 1932

by Ruth Van Deman

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Published by United States Department of Agriculture in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spotting (Cleaning),
  • Home economics extension work,
  • Clothing and dress,
  • Radio addresses, debates,
  • Textile fabrics,
  • Care

  • Edition Notes

    Caption title.

    Other titlesNational farm and home hour (Radio program)
    SeriesRadio talks : household calendar / Bureau of Home Economics
    ContributionsFurry, Margaret, United States. Bureau of Home Economics
    The Physical Object
    Pagination3 pages ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25673599M
    OCLC/WorldCa898862152

    Stains come in all forms from mustard and ketchup to drinks to permanent markers and highlighters. To remove a permanent highlighter stain, a few very common household items can be applied. Attack the stain as quickly as possible and you will have your cotton clothing looking like new.


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Removing stains from textiles by Ruth Van Deman Download PDF EPUB FB2

Rub a small piece of the sponge over the stain you want to remove, discarding the sponge bit when it’s no longer effective.

Absorbene is a book person’s best friend. It’s a kind of pink putty that picks up an amazing amount of stains and dirt when you apply it to a : Anna Gooding-Call.

Start with the first steps for simple or light stains and work down the list to remove tougher stains. You Will Need: Soft cloths; Document cleaning pad; Soft brush (horsehair brushes work well) Absorene Paper and Book Cleaner; Brodex Multipurpose Cleaner; Cotton balls; Steps to Remove the Stains.

Settling down with a good book and a cup of coffee is a relaxing way to spend part of your day. Should some of your coffee end up on the pages of your book, it could result in brown-stained pages that might stick together. Act fast to remove coffee stains using supplies from g: textiles.

Removing ferrous oxide (FeO) from the paper appears to be a key step in both removing the stains and preventing their recurrence. Where appropriate, such as in visibly moldy books and papers, mold needs to be physically removed from paper and book surfaces first, typically by gentle brushing, wiping, or HEPA vacuuming.

The best way to remove greasy stains from book pages is time and weight. Place a paper towel between each greasy page, then put a book weight on top of the book. Wait a few days, remove the paper towels, and repeat until as much of the grease or oil is gone as possible.

If the stain is the result of food spilled on the book, remove that first. Removing a fresh stain from an old textile may require too much stress on the fabric and leave a rip where there was only discoloration before. Thus, many drycleaners and conservators are reluctant to risk this additional damage to an old textile.

Pour a capful of acetone onto the stain. Dip a clean, white rag into the acetone. Blot the stain with the acetone-soaked rag. Press the stain into the paper towels.

Move the stained fabric around the surface of the paper towels to clean areas after each blotting. Rub the stain beginning at the outer edges and working your way toward the center.

To remove oil and grease stains, place a paper towel between the offending pages, close the book, and put a weight on top (perhaps another book!) Leave it this way for several days to allow the towels to absorb the stain. Most man-made fabrics do not respond well to any sort of stain removal and may fall apart with cleaning.

You will have more success with cotton or a natural blend. Some stains are there to stay. If you’re using the fabric to cut and sew, you may have to cut around and discard the stubborn stain. The oil in the butter softens the stain, and the salt draws the stain out of the fabric.

Sprinkle salt on top of the butter if you only have unsalted butter. Hair Spray. Hair spray is commonly used to remove ink stains from vinyl products, including handbags.

Squirt the hair spray directly onto the stain. Mist but don't saturate the stain. Whether you're restoring an antique book or preparing to sell a valuable set of novels, it's easy to remove stains and restore fabric luster to cloth-covered reads.

With a few nontoxic cleaning supplies and a small time investment, you can eliminate the dust, dirt and oil smudges tarnishing your favorite fabric-bound books.

Here are some general tips: Check the care label for helpful information on fiber content and recommended care -- including If a fabric is marked "dry-clean only," blot off the excess stain and take If the fabric is washable, treat the stain as quickly as possible before it has a chance to.

If you’re dealing with an older wine stain—like, on a shirt or dress that you tossed into a corner and forgot about—stretch the fabric over a bowl and pour boiling water through the stain. It should loosen things up enough to remove the stain particles, and then launder it as usual.

Blood StainsAuthor: Catherine Winter. The soft fabric becomes delicate when wet and should be laundered with great care. If a rayon garment is stained, it should be treated immediately because fresh stains are easier to remove than stains more than 24 hours old.

If you get a stain on your rayon garment, treat it immediately before it becomes permanent. Textiles made from natural fibers are hygroscopic—they absorb water or moisture very quickly and desorb it (dry out) very slowly.

High humidity, warm temperatures, and poor ventilation encourage mold growth. Microscopic spores of fungi and bacteria are always present in the air. Generally, stagnant air above 80% Relative Humidity will support. To remove turmeric stains, start by mixing baking soda and water to make a paste.

Then, scrub the paste into the stains before machine washing your garment with hot water. You can also try blotting the stains with a mixture of white vinegar, warm water, and 77%(42). To remove mildew from fabrics, mix lemon juice and salt to make a loose paste.

Apply the mixture to the affected fabric, scrub gently, and then wash and dry your fabric as usual. If you’re working with a white fabric, dab hydrogen peroxide onto the stain, allow it 79%(14).

Early 'dry' cleaning used an absorbent powder, such as Fullers earth (a natural clay that is slightly alkaline) bran or cornmeal. The powder was worked into the textile and then brushed away in the hope that it would absorb and remove oily stains. Bread, lightly rolled over a textile, was also recommended to removing grubbiness and surface soiling.

Richardson advises dabbing grease stains with laundry soap and rinsing with water. Follow up by dabbing a little white vinegar on the spot if the stain still shows. How to remove pet urine stains Author: Vivian Manning-Schaffel.

Removing Crayon from Clothing. Shortly after that first crayon victory, a woman tweeted at me after having sent a crayon through the washer. Because the success with the couch was so fresh in my mind, I suggested she try soaking the stained clothes in hot water and Tide Ultra Stain Release for about an hour and then re-laundering them.

Felt-tip pen stains are difficult to remove, but if you're persistent and the stain is small, you may be able to get it out. General directions Blot first with dry paper fabrics, place. Related: This Is The Best Way To Remove Tough Carpet Stains 6.

Walls. Walls are a favorite drawing surface for children everywhere, and frequently end up subjected to permanent marker mishaps. Use rubbing alcohol, aerosol hairspray, regular toothpaste (not gel), a magic eraser, or lemon essential oil to remove the marker stains from your walls.

(Note: Be very careful when rubbing walls. Mold on leather coats, shoes, purses, and furniture should be removed outside, if possible. Wipe down the surface with a cloth dipped in distilled white vinegar and then with a good leather soap and warm water.

Dry with a soft cloth and allow to air dry completely. Once completely dry, treat the item with a leather conditioner. Books and Papers.

Since cotton and linen are natural fibres, it is best to rehydrate them before working on the stains. The safest way to do this is to soak the fabric in water that is at room temperature for at least half an hour, with perhaps a mild soap or detergent. Then gently rinse and pat and knead the fabric to remove all excess water – do not wring or.

Removing coffee stains from counters or various types of material can sometimes be easier said than done. Find out how to effectively remove coffee stains. If you can get to the stain before it sets, remove blood stains by pouring full-strength white vinegar on the spot.

Let it soak in for five to ten minutes, then blot well with a cloth or : Taylor Shea. Start from the outside of the stain and blot it gently using a clean white cloth or a paper towel.

Work towards the centre of the stain and keep blotting it using clean sections of the cloth or with fresh paper towels. Small faintly stains can be removed at the washing stage itself by adding laundry boosters to the washing cycle ; vinegar, lemon juice, borax, washing soda etc serve as laundry boosters that will fade these stains.

Bleaching is usually the most popular way to remove stubborn stains from white clothes – but then it also depends on the fabric. If traces still remain on fabric, try spot-treating the area with Stain Devils No.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions, then machine-wash at as high a temperature as the fabric allows. How to Remove White Out Stains. White Out or other correction fluid can be a difficult stain to remove as the fluid can penetrate into fabrics and harden into a.

DIY 4 Steps To Remove Water Stains From Upholstery Fabric Step 1: Use A Clean Cloth. The thumb rule is to always try to blot as much of spillage as possible when fabric is. Apply a stain remover with a clean toothbrush. Gently dab stain remover with a clean toothbrush over the chocolate stain.

Do no rub the chocolate deeper into the fabric of the carpet. Rinse off the toothbrush in between dabs to prevent the further spread of the chocolate. Let the stain remover do it's work by allowing it to sit for five to ten 76%(17).

Types of Stains. Aleksey Boyko/Shutterstock. Removing stains from a tub will depend on two factors: type of mineral causing the stain and the material the tub is made from. Porcelain is the most popular type of bathtub surface and is more forgiving.

You can use any of the methods described below to remove common bathtub stains on porcelain. Sprinkle a little salt on the fabric for extra effectiveness. Let the fabric dry in the sun, rinse it before laundering it as the normal way. Lemon juice is always considered as the most traditional method for cleaning.

If you are having trouble with mildew, let give lemon juice a try. Read More: Benefits of lemon. Hydrogen Peroxide And Water. Another way to remove stains that I found in a vintage restoration book – it has worked a treat on whites for me so far –, is to soak in nappy white solution – then dont rinse the fabric, but lightly wring out and hang in the sun to dry.

Mold & mold stains on photographs: Suggestions for cleaning mold on photographic prints on paper: how to remove mold on photos, what mistakes to avoid. We include list of authoritative references about mold on photographs: cause, cure, and prevention.

This article series defines book & paper foxing - those reddish-brown stains found on some old books, papers, photographs, and other paper products.

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The first step in removing graphite and pencil lead stains is to identify the stained material.­ ­­ ­Below are the most common types of materials that can become graphite-stained, with steps on how to remove graphite and pencil lead stains from each: Non-washable fabrics such as Acetate, Burlap, Carpet (synthetic or wool), Rayon, Silk.

Removing the discoloration will require removing the discolored fabric itself. Sometimes you can remove a set stain by scrubbing until the stained fibers are worn off, leaving unstained ones visible; other times the stain will remain in the fabric unless you physically cut the stained fabric out and put a patch in its place.

One of my experiments in removing stains from books involved a product called "Amodex," listed in several archival catalogs and touted as the ultimate in ink and stain remover.

Although it was said to work on books, I tried it on a remainder mark, a former owner's ink signature, a library stamp and, of course, roach leavings, with no success.

The Lysol brand cleaning product can leave a stain on the fabric of a sofa or on a carpet or rug that it has cleaned. You can remove the Lysol stain with some cleaning supplies purchased from a hardware store or a home and garden shop.

A few household supplies .It is easiest to remove paint from carpet before it dries, using dry paper towels or old terry cloth rags to blot—not rub—the spill. A bit of glycerin on the towels may help loosen the paint Author: Donna Boyle Schwartz. Tip #1: To remove a scorch mark from linen or white cotton fabric, dip a piece of old fabric in hydrogen peroxide, lay it on the scorched portion of the fabric, and rub with a hot iron (not too hot).

If it doesn’t work the first time, repeat until the stain is completely removed. Tip #2: If you scorch cotton fabric while ironing, plunge into cold water immediately and let stand 24 hours.5/5(2).