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Recipe for Pit Stain Removal

Posted on Jul 5, 2012

The Laundress RECIPES Pit Stains

Get rid of those pesky yellow pit stains! On top of stubborn stains from wine, coffee, chocolate and so forth, one of the primary Laundress missions when we started this company was to conquer the “Pit Stain.”

This is a very common problem and a frustrating one at that! Fiber scientists conducted laboratory testing with our products at Cornell University to prove that we had a solution for this problem.

The stains (sometimes more yellow, some gray) are from the combination of the natural body oils, deodorant, and fabric absorption. To remove these stains & more, follow our recipes below… and Happy Laundering!

Tools:
Stain SolutionStain Brush

Optional:
Wash & Stain Bar, Scented Vinegar, All-Purpose Bleach Alternative

Pre-treat:
– Apply Stain Solution to the stain.

– Work the Solution into the stained area with our Stain Brush.

– Pour hot water from a height to be more effective and soak.*

– If stain has faded, but isn’t completely gone, repeat the process until satisfied.

– To remove odors: pre-wash or pre-soak with The Laundress Scented Vinegar. Apply vinegar directly on odor areas and work stain solution into the fabric. Soak well.

– Launder as normal.

*We recommended this process on durable fibers such as cotton, linen and some synthetic materials.
*For stain removal on delicate fabrics such as silk and cashmere, use tepid water. Do not soak silk longer than 30 minutes at a time.
*When treating stains from blood, always use cold water.

Machine washing:
– Pre-soak for super dingy whites. Make a bath of hot water and the All-Purpose Bleach Alternative. Apply Stain Solution directly on stained areas. Soak items for at least an hour or overnight. You may want to rinse dirty water and repeat.

– Launder with hot water and The Laundress Whites or Signature Detergent which combines color guard and enzymes optical brightener. Add All-Purpose Bleach Alternative directly to the drum of the washing machine.

Dry/Finish:
– Do not dry any items that still have stains.

– Hang to dry on a line in the sun for energy efficiency, natural whitening and that awesome fresh line experience…or use the dryer.

For more Pit Stain Removal, see Gwen Conquer the Pit Stain, and watch Anthony Tackle Ring-Around-The-Collar.

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Recipe for Pit Stain Removal

Posted on Jun 4, 2012

The Laundress RECIPES Pit Stains

Get rid of those pesky yellow pit stains! On top of stubborn stains from wine, coffee, chocolate and so forth, one of the primary Laundress missions when we started this company was to conquer the “Pit Stain.”

 
This is a very common problem and a frustrating one at that! Fiber scientists conducted laboratory testing with our products at Cornell University to prove that we had a solution for this problem.

The stains (sometimes more yellow, some gray) are from the combination of the natural body oils, deodorant, and fabric absorption. To remove these stains & more, follow our recipes below… and Happy Laundering!

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Product Spotlight | The Stain Brush

Posted on Aug 28, 2014

Product Spotlight | The Stain Brush
 

Why the Stain Brush is a MUST…

 
While stain removers are the solutions that lift coffee, wine, salad dressing and countless other stains from your clothing, it’s the Stain Brush that ensures the solution gets deep into fibers for a flawless finish. Made of horsehair bristles and a beautiful wooden handle, The Laundress Stain Brush is little in size, but masterfully works stains on fabrics of all types.

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How to Remove the Dreaded Pit Stain

Posted on Jul 21, 2014

How to Remove the Dreaded Pit Stain INTRO
 

The Ultimate Solution

 
If there’s one laundering challenge that we love to conquer more than the others, it’s the dreaded “Pit Stain.” Creating a cure for this unsightly stain was actually one of our main missions upon the start of The Laundress. A result of natural body oils, deodorant, and fabric absorption, everyone is prone to the yellowing of our favorite tees – with the summer heat, no one is exempt!
 
When it comes to the best removal method, pretreating is a must. Follow our “Pit Stain” recipe to help salvage your tops and restore them to new…

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General Stain Removal

Posted on Jul 10, 2012

The Laundress RECIPES Stain Removal
 

No matter what the stain, The Laundress will help you remove it!

The Laundress Stain Solution is formulated specifically to target and break down stubborn stains such as red wine, sauce, chocolate, grass, coffee/tea, grease, blood, pit stains and more.

– Apply Stain Solution to the stain.

– Work the Solution into the stained area with our Stain Brush.

– Pour hot water from a height to be more effective and soak.*

– If stain has faded, but isn’t completely gone, repeat the process until satisfied.

– Launder as normal.

*We recommended this process on durable fibers such as cotton, linen and some synthetic materials.
*For stain removal on delicate fabrics such as silk and cashmere, use tepid water. Do not soak silk longer than 30 minutes at a time.
*When treating stain from blood, always use cold water.

 

The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar is perfect for ring-around-the-collar, soil, oils, sunscreen and sunless tanner stains. The bar is the most convenient tool for spot-cleaning and getting to those hard to reach areas.

– For spot-treating: Wet The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar and stain, working the Bar directly into the stained area.

– If stain has faded, but isn’t completely gone, repeat the process until satisfied.

– Launder as normal.

*The Bar is not as effective as our Stain Solution for removing wine, coffee, tea and fruit juice (tannins) stains.

 

The Laundress All-Purpose Bleach Alternative is excellent to treat overall dinginess for whites and colors.

– Pre-soak in a washing bucket or add to your normal washing cycle with detergent in the machine.

– If treating direct spots, work Stain Solution into the stained area with our Stain Brush and follow instructions above.

 

The Laundress Scented Vinegar is effective in removing stubborn, pesky odors on textiles from smoke, underarm odors, mildew and more.

– Pre-soak with a ¼ cup in a washing bucket or add to your washing cycle in the machine.

– Launder with a detergent as normal.

Enjoy your “new” stain free items!

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