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After the hot summer weather, monsoon showers come as a sweet relief, but it surely piles up a tempered work for moms as they have to juggle with the clothes to get rid of mud stains. Not to worry! Here are some tips to get rid of mud stains from clothes. Use them to have a sigh of relief when your child knocks in completely drenched in wet mud.
Tips to get rid of mud stains
Take a sliced raw potato and rub on the mud stains. Soak the item in cold water for an hour and launder as usual.
Salt is a great absorbing agent for mud stains. It especially works great for carpets. Sprinkle it liberally on fresh spotted stains and allow to soak up the moisture. Then vacuum both the salt and the mud remains out of the carpet. If the mud stain in still left in the carpet then use a mixture of two cups of warm water and a half cup of peroxide. Spray and dab the stained area until the remainder of your mud stain has come up.
Vinegar isn't just for cooking, it's for cleaning mud stains too! Soak your clothing in vinegar overnight and then wash as usual. However, make sure never to dry clothes in the dryer until you have inspected for the stain again!
Have extra shaving cream at home, not used for ages? Then use it to clean wet mud stains. Spray shaving cream on the carpet as though it were ordinary carpet cleaner. Let it sit for 5- 10 minutes. Then blot and clean.
Another home product that gives instant result is cornstarch. If the mud is fresh, sprinkle cornstarch liberally over the mud, let it sit for 15 - 30 minutes, and vacuum. If the mud is already dry, brush it with a stiff brush to break up mud clumps then vacuum.
For dry mud : Use a butter knife or bristle brush to remove any of the dried mud that will come up. After removing most of them, wet a cloth in a bowl of hot water and scrub the remaining dried mud. This will help you to remove most of the mud. If the stain leaves its mark, after all the hardship then try ammonia. Add about a quarter cup of ammonia to one cup of water and blot the stain. Let it sit for 15- 30 minutes. Rinse it with hot water.
You can also use a solution of 1 tablespoon borax in a cup of water. If the spot persists, use an enzyme presoak, or soak the item in a gallon of water with a cup of ammonia. If the clothes are white use bleach.