On your wedding day, your gorgeous gown might take a hit, but do not panic! The Perfect Bride has a list of what to do and how to be prepared when spills happen:
Stain Removal Tips
When a wedding dress is stained, think about what the offender is, and act accordingly. Remember never to rub anything, as blotting is the method for stains, much like your face, and do be patient. It is always best to use natural ingredients to remove a stain versus having a packaged chemical response. Let natural enzymes work for you.
Prepare a stain emergency kit for the wedding day. It should include clean white towels, powder (cornstarch or baby), a soft bristled brush, Q-tips, Dawn® dishwashing liquid and bottled water.
A Bit of Blood
Spit your saliva onto a Q-tip and dab the stain for the removal of blood. It is your enzymes that will break down the stain. Take a towel and blot it dry. After it is dry, or almost dry, take cold water and rinse off the area, and blot with a towel.
Oil Based Culprits
Lipstick and makeup stains can be coated lightly with baby powder or cornstarch or even baking powder, which in time will absorb the oil. Give it about 15 minutes, then remove the powder with a brush. This will magically remove the stain!
The toughest challenge to remove is wine. Blot the area with a dry towel, then like an oily stain, apply cornstarch or baby powder. The powder will absorb the residual moisture.
Did Someone Say Chocolate?
Put something under the stain. If it is in liquid form, blot away as much as possible using a towel, and don't rub or smear. Use cold water to remove the stain. Rinse with the water until the chocolate is gone. If it is not leaving, then try a dab of dishwashing liquid, then rinse with cold water. Repeat till the stain is disappears.
With stains, try to remember that with food, to take a flat edge like that of a butter knife, or a spoon, and gently scoop off any remnants without rubbing the stain into the fabric, then treat the stain. With liquids, blot it first, then treat.
For Grass Stains
First, what were you doing to get grass stains? Never mind. Look above at chocolate, and follow those instructions.
Why Not Use Other Products to Remove Stains?
Most products have a factor to them that damage color because it will bleach it, including organic hydrogen peroxide. Even vinegar requires that you test an area not seen, in case it doesn't do what you want it to do, which is to remove a stain without damaging the wedding gown.
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