Haldi Stain Removal Tips
22-05-2017 | Haldi, Cleaning, Cleaning productAuthor :- Harshita
We, Indians, love our food. And turmeric, better known as haldi in Hindi, is a part of majority of Indian cuisines. Stains are an inevitable aspect of eating, especially if you’re a messy eater or have kids. One of the toughest stains to deal with is that of haldi. The orange and yellow color will fade over repeated washes but you’ll never get back the pristine white of your table cloths or shirts or favorite t-shirts. Here are a few tried and tested haldi stain removal tips to help you deal with these stains.
Steps to deal with stains
1. Scratch out the stain as soon as possible.
Once you notice the stain, it is imperative to tackle it immediately. Take the piece of clothing and immediately get into action to salvage your favorite t-shirt or top. Cur cumin is the component that gives haldi its intense color and this curcumin is not soluble in water. Consequently, soaking it in water is seldom a fruitful endeavor. Turn the article of clothing inside out. Then pre-treat the stain with soap, specifically by rubbing it along the edges to prevent the stain from spreading any further, moving inwards to the heart of the stain. Ensure to do this inside out to push the stain towards the outside.
2. If all else fails, bring out the vinegar.
Since water does not work very effectively on haldi stains, it is preferable to soak the stained article in a mixture of 1 cup vinegar, a little soap and 1.5 cups water. Leave it to sit for about 15-30 minutes. After soaking the fabric, wring it out and hand-wash the cloth with detergent or toss it for a spin in the washing machine.
3. For very stubborn stains, let it dry in the sun.
The sun is known to fade color. Thus leaving the stained article exposed to the sunlight will help fasten the fading of the haldi stain as well.
For especially tough haldi stains on clothes, repeating these steps should help you deal with them successfully. Although it is important to keep in mind that some stains are permanent, especially in the case of stains left untreated for far too long. Do not get frustrated if the stain persists even after a repeated cleaning. Beware: Repeated cleaning and scrubbing may wear out the fabric, thus making it more liable to tearing.