How To Get Stain Out Of Polyester

How to get stains out of polyester is probably the easiest kind of stain and fabric to deal with. Unlike leather or suede, polyester doesn't shrink or fade easily. Polyester stains can be beaten right from home with just a couple of supplies.

What you will need to get stains out of polyester:

  • Hair spray
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • WD-40
  • Dish soap
  • Toothbrush
  1. What kind of stain do you have on your polyester garment? Most stains can be removed from polyester with the use of hair spray, rubbing alcohol or white vinegar. Grease stains on polyester will require something a little stronger like baking soda or WD-40.
  2. Let's start with non-grease stains on polyester. Choose which cleaning product you want to use as a pre-treater. Spray it or pour it directly on the polyester where the stain is. Using your toothbrush, work the product into the stain. You will soon see the stain begin to lift from the polyester. Let it set for about ten minutes.
  3. Put your polyester garment into the washing machine. Set your washing machine on a heavy cycle with warm water. The warm water will help remove the stain from polyester. Polyester is a durable fabric and you can really beat it up without ruining it. Wash it well. Dry it as usual after washing.
  4. Greasy stains are a little different. Sprinkle baking soda directly on the stain. Add some water to the baking soda to form a paste on the polyester. Let it set for about two to three hours. Baking soda will lift the grease from the polyester so it can be washed out of the fabric.
  5. Spray WD-40 directly on the grease spot. WD-40 breaks down grease like no other product can. Use your toothbrush and scrub the WD-40 into the polyester. The grease will break up and come right out of the fabric. This will not damage your polyester.
  6. Rinse your polyester under warm water. Rub the material together with your hands while rinsing to ensure everything is removed from the polyester. Warm water will help remove what is left of the stain. Cold water can actually make the stain set more in polyester.
  7. Pour dish soap over the stained area. Choose a strong de-greaser dish soap like Dawn. Put it directly on the stain and scrub it in with your toothbrush. Once you see the stain has been removed from your polyester, repeat step six.
  8. The final step is to wash your polyester garment. Now that you have pre-treated whichever kind of stain that you had on your polyester, there is only one thing left to do. Go to step three and you are done. Congratulations on a job well done!
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