How to Remove Suntan Lotion Stains From Clothing
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Suntan lotion is a staple for summer. You put it on your skin to enhance your tan, but you don't intend for it to get on your clothes. The oily nature of suntan lotion can leave an unsightly stain on your clothes.
It is best to treat suntan lotion stains as soon as you spot them for best results; however, even if the lotion has dried onto your clothes, you can still remove the stain. You don't need to throw away an otherwise good piece of clothing because of a suntan lotion stain.
Scoop up as much of the lotion from the clothing as possible. Use a plastic spoon or knife to gently scrape up the lotion. Blot the area with a rag to remove excess lotion further.
- Suntan lotion is a staple for summer.
- It is best to treat suntan lotion stains as soon as you spot them for best results; however, even if the lotion has dried onto your clothes, you can still remove the stain.
Place the stained clothing in a bucket or sink. Pour enough white vinegar into the bucket or sink to completely cover the suntan lotion stain.
Let the garment soak in the vinegar overnight. Remove it from the vinegar the next day and wring it out lightly to remove excess liquid.
Apply a laundry pretreatment spray to the spot. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
Wash the clothing as usual. Use the hottest water setting allowed for the fabric.
- Place the stained clothing in a bucket or sink.
- Apply a laundry pretreatment spray to the spot.
Let the clothing air-dry after washing. Do not place the clothing in the dryer until you are sure that all traces of the suntan lotion or gone. The heat from the dryer only will set in the stain.
Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.