How to remove stains from denim

It doesn’t matter how expensive your jeans are — or how careful you are when you wear them — sometimes life happens to jeans. Lillet rouge cocktails When your favorite jeans encounter an annoying stain, don’t panic or think you need to toss them in the trash. Lillet blanc cocktails We’ve rounded up expert tips for removing the most common types of stains from denim clothing. Jack cocktails Read on to learn how to save your jeans from even the worst offenders, including how to get blood out of jeans, tricks for lifting red wine stains, removing ink stains from leaky pens and more.


Whether you splashed spaghetti sauce on your jeans, or a piece of yummy pizza fell in your lap, try this handy trick for removing tomato-based stains from denim.

Remove any excess tomato sauce from the denim fabric carefully, using the edge of a spoon or a dinner knife. Iced coffee cocktails recipes Saturate the stain with undiluted white vinegar. Jack daniels winter jack cocktails Let it soak in for about five minutes, then launder jeans as usual in cold water.

Whether you slipped when hanging a picture, or your cycle arrived unexpectedly, you may think that blood stains are the end of your jeans. While it can be difficult to remove blood from denim, there could still be some hope for those jeans, especially if you act quickly. Yukon jack cocktails You should have fairly good results from the following methods for how to get blood out of jeans, if you treat the stain immediately.

The moment a blood stain occurs on denim, you can sometimes remove it simply by wiping with a clean washcloth soaked in very cold water. Honey jack cocktails Rinse the cloth and repeat as needed until the stain has been removed — you’ll know it’s gone when the cloth comes off clean. Gentleman jack cocktails Then press the area with dry paper towels to lift out excess moisture and any traces of residue. Extra dry vermouth cocktails Launder jeans as usual with mild detergent in cold water and hang to dry.

Treat a fresh blood stain on jeans by pouring undiluted white vinegar on the spot. Classic vodka cocktails recipes Let it soak in for 10 minutes, then blot well with dry paper towels. Classic christmas cocktails recipes Repeat as necessary until paper towels come away clean. Simple cocktails Launder as usual in Cold water and hang jeans to dry.

Another method is to use a sponge soaked in cold water to fully saturate the blood stain on jeans. Simple cocktails with vodka Then sprinkle the wet spot with table salt. Best cocktails nyc Use an old toothbrush or a clean nail brush to scrub the salt into the fabric. Best cocktails for women Rinse the toothbrush in cold water periodically to clean it and repeat the brushing. Best cocktails to order at a bar When you feel the stain has lifted, rinse the salt off the jeans with cold water and then launder as usual.

Dried blood stains are pretty darn tough to get out of denim, especially if they’re more than a day old. Best cocktails 2016 If you want to give it a try, though, mix a little bit of mild liquid laundry detergent with a bit of cold water. Best cocktails with vodka Use a sponge to dab the solution on the stain and blot it, rinsing the sponge and repeating as needed. Best cocktails san francisco If the stain is persistent, dilute some ammonia with a bit of cold water and apply to the stain using the same method. Best cocktails in las vegas Rinse jeans when done treating and launder as usual.

Never treat blood stains on denim with warm or hot water, as this can set the stain.

Avoid using hydrogen peroxide to remove stains on denim, or you risk bleaching and damaging the fabric.

Whether you stained your jeans setting up a picnic blanket, or your kids did it sliding into first base, we’ve got tricks you can use to remove grass stains from denim.

Vinegar is a mild acid that works well to remove grass stains from most denim fabrics. Best cocktails chicago To treat fresh grass stains on jeans, soak a household sponge in undiluted white vinegar and dab lightly on the stains to lift. Best cocktails Press the area with dry paper towels to test whether any more stain is coming up, and repeat the treatment method as needed. Easy cocktails for a crowd Then throw your jeans in the washing machine and launder as usual, using the washer’s Cold water setting. Easy cocktails with vodka Turn jeans right side out and hang to drip-dry.

If the stains are large, you can also soak your jeans overnight in a solution of three parts white vinegar to one part cold water. Top cocktails with vodka You can use a small laundry bucket or soak jeans in the sink, in enough solution to cover them. Best cocktails made with vodka In the morning, wring jeans to remove excess moisture and then launder as above.

If the method above doesn’t remove the stain — or for older, set-in grass stains — you can try these tricks.

Make a paste of baking soda and white vinegar. Top cocktails for women Use an old toothbrush to brush the paste into the stained area, scrubbing to remove the stain. Good cocktails with vodka Rinse the toothbrush in cold water periodically to clean it and repeat the brushing. Classic 101 radio When you feel the stain has lifted, rinse the denim fabric to remove the paste, then launder jeans as usual.

If you have jeans with old grass stains that are resistant to the above methods, or the pair you picked up at the vintage store has a few grass marks, try this trick. Classic 101 burgers & shakes Combine a quart of warm tap water with three tablespoons white vinegar and two tablespoons liquid laundry detergent. Classic 101 burgers & shakes belmont ca Use a sponge or washcloth to rub the solution onto the stained areas of denim. Classic 101 burgers Let sit for 10 minutes, then blot dry before laundering jeans as usual.

Did you splash your jeans while coloring your hair at home? Hair dye can be permanently staining to fabric — but it’s possible you can save those jeans if you act within 24 hours.

Pour undiluted white vinegar (the plain household kind) directly onto the stained area of jeans. Classic 101 burgers menu Let sit for one minute (no longer), then toss in the washing machine and launder as usual. Best cocktails for a crowd For major stains, you can also add one or two cups of vinegar right into the wash cycle.

Sometimes having a good time means a little wine gets spilled. Easy holiday cocktails for a crowd Here are some handy solutions for what to do when you get a red wine stain on your jeans.

The moment you notice the wine stain on your jeans, remove them and soak the area with very warm tap water. Easy summer cocktails for a crowd Pour table salt (the plain old household kind) directly onto the stained area and let stand for five minutes or so. Best cocktails in san francisco Brush salt away and rinse the area with cool water. Simple cocktails with gin Lay the stained spot face-down on paper towels and press gently to transfer any remaining wine stain. Simple cocktails to make at home Rinse again and launder immediately in Cold water.

If the red wine stain is fresh, apply baking soda liberally to the spot. Best summer cocktails for a crowd This will help to absorb the staining liquid. Great cocktails with vodka Let stand for one to two minutes maximum. Classic 1920 cars Then heat up a kettle with boiling water. Classic 1920s cocktails Stretch the stained fabric over a large bowl, secure the fabric and pour boiling water through the stain. Top 10 cocktails for women Rinse afterward with cool water, then launder jeans as usual on your washer’s Cold setting.

You can also treat a red wine stain on denim by saturating it with undiluted white vinegar. Cheap cocktails for a crowd Stand for about five minutes, then rinse with cool water. Classic radio flyer wagon Repeat as needed until stain seems to be lifted — you can check by lightly pressing a clean paper towel against the area. Classic radio fm Then launder jeans as usual right afterward.

Note: Avoid using bar or powdered soap on wine stains, as these can cause stains to set.

Don’t cry over spilled milk on your jeans — remove it with this handy laundry trick.

If the stain is fresh, fill a sink or bucket with cold water and soak the stained area for about 10 minutes. Classic radio shows Wring out excess moisture from jeans and launder as usual.

If the stain has already dried by the time you get to it, use the side of a spoon to scrape off any crusty bits from the fabric. Classic radio repair Apply a mild liquid laundry detergent, such as Ivory Snow, directly to the stain and rub in with fingers. Classic radio Then fill a sink or bucket with cool water and soak jeans for about 30 minutes. Classic radio commercials Wring out excess moisture and launder as usual.

Learn the best way to launder jeans in our ultimate guide to how to wash denim.

Spilled your coffee on your favorite skinny jeans? We have a helpful trick for you to remove coffee stains from denim.

As soon as you notice the stain, soak the area with lukewarm water. Easy cocktails to make at home Use a sponge to dab the stained area with full-strenth detergent, then launder in Hot water. Easy cocktails with malibu rum Hang to drip-dry.

Note: Avoid using bar or powdered soap on coffee stains, as these can cause stains to set.

Did a leaky pen leave ink stains on your jeans? Here are some useful methods you can try to remove ink from denim.

Soak a clean, white washcloth in rubbing alcohol and dab it lightly on the stained area of fabric, blotting repeatedly. Classic bathroom When you feel the stain has lifted, mix a small amount of mild liquid laundry detergent with a bit of water and dab it on the spot. Classic bathroom vanity Rinse with cool water and launder jeans as usual.

Wet a clean sponge or washcloth with milk and use this to gently wipe the ink-stained denim. Classic bathroom tile Repeat until the stain lifts, then toss jeans in the washer and launder as usual.

Try treating an ink stain first by soaking with some undiluted white vinegar. Classic bathroom designs pictures Let this sit for a minute, then gently rub in a paste made of two parts vinegar to three parts cornstarch. Best craft cocktails in chicago Let this dry completely on jeans, then rinse paste off with warm water and launder as usual.

Were you painting your nails and dripped nail polish on your jeans? We hate to tell you that certain nail polishes are impossible to remove — but with luck, the method below may be effective in removing some nail enamels from cotton-denim fabric if you can act fast.

Turn your jeans inside out and place a thick layer of cotton towels between jeans and your work surface. Best place for cocktails in san francisco Use a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover to saturate the back of the stain. Classic radio fm kenya Replace paper towels as needed when they become stained with the polish lifting from the denim. Classic radio fm uk Repeat until (hopefully) the stain disappears. Classic radio fm online Rinse the area well with cold water, then launder jeans as usual.

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