Holi is a festival of colours, and people celebrate it with much joy and enthusiasm. While some people prefer to use powdered colours, others prefer to use water balloons and pichkaris to immerse themselves in colours. However, removing stubborn Holi colours from clothes can be quite challenging. Here are some effective tips and tricks that you can try this Holi to remove Holi colours from your clothes.
If you have white clothes, you can use non-chlorine bleach to get rid of stained colours. Soak your clothes in lukewarm water with non-chlorine bleach, and see the magic. Wash your white clothes separately to prevent any type of discolouration or leeching from other coloured clothes.
If you don't have bleach, you can try white vinegar. It is easily available in every household. Take around 2-3 litres of cold water in a bucket, pour half a cup of white vinegar with 2-3 spoons of any cloth washing soap. Gradually, the reaction will form acid and make your stains vanish.
Lemon juice is a natural substitute for vinegar and is equally helpful in removing stains due to its acidic nature. Soak your clothes in lemon juice for 15 minutes, and wash them separately. Since lemon juice has a strong acidic nature, keep an eye on the timing if you dip it.
You can also use a clear-ammonia based window cleaner to remove stubborn Holi colours from clothes. Pour it on the targeted areas and wash it in cool water after 15-20 minutes.
● Dip the stained clothes in water as early as possible to prevent the colour from setting in.
● Wear gloves while washing clothes, and use a soft old toothbrush to apply the washing remedy.
● Do not mix stain removal products and two different stained clothes in one place.
● Do not dry the garment because that will set the stain permanently.
● Do not use chlorine bleach on coloured garments as it will fade and discolour the fabric.