Nothing can be more annoying than ink stains from ball-point pens, felt-tip pens or fountain-pens on your favourite white outfit. Don’t fret, just spray any hair spray on the stain, wait for five minutes and soak the fabric in water. Then wash the fabric the usual way and watch the stain disappear. If the stain is old and stubborn, it may require repeat performance of the process.
An overdose of deos and antiperspirants, mixed with sweat can leave some rather embarrassing stains on your clothes. And not all detergents manage to wash these off. Here’s what you can do to get rid of them:
• For light stains rub with a solution of equal quantity of vinegar and water. Then sponge the stains with warm water to which little liquid detergent has been added. Rinse well with cold water and dry. • For more persistent stains, rub with methylated spirit or liquid stain remover. Next sponge first with ammonia, then with cold water. Rinse and dry.