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Remove Vomit Stains on Clothing

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I've never handled vomit very well. I'm one of those people with a very sensitive gag reflex. In one way I'm lucky, my husband does a much better job of controlling himself when there is vomit to be cleaned. These tips should help you deal with your own gross stains.
Difficulty: Hard
Time Required: 30 minutes-1 hour

Here's How:

  1. Remove as much vomit as possible. Yes, I know it's gross, but the less of the nasty stuff on the clothing, the less work you'll have to do. Dump the residue in the trash, remove it with a spoon, do whatever you have to do to get rid of the excess. Old stains may need to be gently scraped away. I'm sorry, it has to be done.
  2. Rinse the back of the stained area with cold water.

    Use cold water to force the stain back through the fabric. Next, you'll need to soak the stain in cold water with color safe bleach. Do not use hot water, since the protein in the stain will set. Repeat this process until the stain is removed.

  3. Rinse thoroughly and apply a stain remover stick, gel, or spray to the vomit stain.

    Let the clothing sit for 3-5 minutes. Wash in warm but not hot water with liquid laundry detergent.

What You Need

  • Dull knife or spoon
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Stain remover stick, gel, or spray

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