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How To Remove Tomato Stains Easily

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One of the most important knowledge on housekeeping is definitely about - how to remove tomato stains easily. Being a regular ingredient for most of the foods, there is high chance of getting tomato stains in your clothing, furnishing or carpet. The color of the tomato is so strong that it does not get off easily once it has settled. So, you have to take quick steps for removing tomato stains.Tomatoes everywhere!

The best suggestion for removing any kind of stain is act immediately. Same goes with the tomato stain, as well. The moment you find spilled over tomato on anything, simply use clean water to wash the stain off. But that is not always possible. Particularly, when you are having party at home, there is 100% chance that you will find few spots of tomatoes on your furnishing or carpet, in the next day morning. So, you should be ready with the following tips to fight with the stains of tomato.

Removing Tomato Stains from Clothing
You need to scrape off the dried tomato part from the clothing, as soon as you find it. While scraping off, concentrate only on the stained area so that it does not get spread anymore. Use cold water to run on the back part of the stain. Now use liquid detergent to make a coat over the stain without rubbing it. Wait for 10-15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly under cold running water. If you still find the stain, then use a clean cloth to soak into white vinegar to dab over the stain and rinse well. These two consequent steps should be continued until the stain gets removed. Now follow the normal washing routine to wash the clothing. Before putting it into dryer, check for the removal of stain. If it still remains, then again coat the area with liquid detergent and soak the dress in warm water for 30 minutes before laundering for the second time.

Removing Tomato Stains from Furnishing
To remove the tomato stains from your furnishing, first you need to scrape off the dried part of the tomatoes from the stained area. Now make a solution with 2 cups of cold water and 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid. Take a clean sponge, soak into this solution and then directly apply over the stains. You should do this for several times, till the stains are removed. When you find that the stains are completely removed, take a clean cloth piece to soak into clean water and then wipe the soapy solution from the surface of the furnishing. 

Removing Tomato Stains from Carpet
At first you should follow the method of cleaning the furnishing stains. But in case the stain is too dark to get removed in this way, then you can apply white vinegar. But before applying white vinegar, make sure that it is not discoloring your carpet. Alternatively, you can use a solution of 2 cups of warm water and 1 tablespoon of ammonia to treat the stain on the carpet. However, in between the two washes of vinegar and ammonia; make sure to wash off the vinegar thoroughly. In case a part of it remains on the surface, the ammonia will get neutralized by reaction and will not be successful in treating the stains.

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