How To Remove Self Tanner Stains From Clothes: I Used Oxiclean
I've collected several tips for how to remove self-tanner stains from clothes, which can happen quite frequently when you put clothes on too soon after applying, or if some drips or sprays onto fabric while applying it.
The first tip is from a reader, who shared how she got out these stains.
I used a skin tanning lotion on all my extremities thinking it would not bleed onto my clothing.
Hmmm, I wore a lemon colored silk pant suit that was costly and brown spots showed up all over the suit.
I took it to the cleaners, they couldn't restore the suit, so I said, "Oh well, I can't wear it, nothing to lose", so I soaked in Oxiclean overnight and all the stains were gone.
I took it back to the cleaners and had them press it, and low and behold, it was like a brand new silk pant suit.
Also, I have soaked closet yellow clothes in Oxiclean with great results.
Thank you Oxiclean! Great, great product. I can't live without it.
Thanks so much for your tip Mary.
I wouldn't normally recommend Oxiclean for silk, but since it was ruined anyway that is the kind of situation where you can go ahead and try something without fear.
There are lots of uses for Oxiclean around the home, and I've gathered quite a few if you're interested in seeing else what this stain remover can do.
***Update: I got a quick tip for removing fresh spray on tan stains that I'm adding here:
For Small Fresh Smudges Try Baby Wipes
If you've just recently gotten a spray on tan you know they sometimes smear. If you throw on some clothes and almost immediately notice you've gotten a smudge try baby wipes.
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After using one or a combination of these methods, you should wash the clothing as usual, being careful not to dry or iron the item until the stains are completely removed so you do not set the stains.
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