Common Clothing Stains and How to Remove Them

“Contrary to its name, a permanent marker is not completely permanent if you really need to get it off a non-paper surface. For example, if you ever make the common mistake of using permanent marker on a dry erase board, all you need to do is write over the “permanent” marks with a regular dry erase marker, then rub off both layers with the dry eraser. Though it may require time and a little bit of elbow grease, permanent marker stains can also be removed effectively from clothing, walls, carpet, wooden furniture, and your own skin using common household items that can easily be found in your medicine cabinet or kitchen.”

vintage illustration man eating spaghetti stain on shirt

That’s the sound of BBQ sauce landing on your brand new blazer coat as you’re chowing down on some mouthwatering ribs.

Dadgummit. You need to wear that jacket to a business presentation at the end of the week. What to do?

From sliding into first base to finding a leaky pen in your pocket, everybody stains their clothing from time to time. But stains aren’t just common annoyances; if you can’t get them out, they can cut short the life of otherwise perfectly nice (and sometimes expensive) duds.

The key to preventing yourself from throwing money out the window along with your stained clothes is to learn how to tackle stains as soon as possible and in the right way. Today we’re going to show you how to treat and remove common stains so you can get as much mileage out of your wardrobe as possible.

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