How To Remove Tea Stains From Clothes

How To Remove Tea Stains From Clothes

Sure fire tricks to get rid of those nasty tea stains. Get those tea stains off your clothes easily with VideoJug's helpful short tutorial.

Step 1: You Will Need

  • light-colored cloths
  • club soda
  • baking soda
  • 1 Cup white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp dishwashing liquid
  • 1/2 Cup cool water
  • heat-proof bowl or bucket
  • large rubber band
  • borax
  • boiling water

Step 2: Start Simple

First try something simple. Blot the spill with paper towel or a light-colored cloth. Don't rub the spill or you will only damage the fabric, making this video pointless. Next, rinse the stain with club soda. Cold water works too in a pinch. If you take cream with your tea, follow with a flush of hot water.

Step 3: Give It Another Shot

Step Two: give it another shot. Stain removal is all about persistence so if step one didn't work, try this method. Cover wet stains with baking soda to absorb excess moisture. Wait 15 minutes before shaking it off. Follow with mixing a solution of 1 cup white vinegar, 1 Tbsp clear or white dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup of cold water. Dab the stain with the solution and let set for 15 minutes.

Step 4: Drastic Measures

Step Three: drastic measures. Borax is a powder that's used as a laundry booster and deodorizer. This method should only be used on items that can withstand hot water. Stretch the stain over a heat-proof bowl or bucket and secure it with a rubber band. Sprinkle a thick layer of borax over the stain. Carefully pour boiling water over the stained area starting from the outer edges working inward in a circular motion. Don't be afraid to repeat this step if traces of the stain are still visible.

Step 5: Back To Normal

Step Four: back to normal. By now, one or a combination of these steps should have that shirt looking brand new again. Your last step is to wash and dry the article of clothing as you normally would. Just don't dry it before all the stains have been lifted. Dry heat will set the stains further into the fabric.