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Milk doesn't look like a troublesome stain. After all, it's white and it seems like it rinses clean. The problem with milk stains comes after the stain has dried. Even waiting around in the laundry, milk stains, that looked like no big deal at first, can darken and yellow into a big mess.
Difficulty: Hard
Time Required: Up to an hour

Here's How:

  1. Treat milk stains as soon as possible for the best results. Put the stained fabric into cold water for 5-10 minutes. Be sure to use cold water. Warm or hot water can darken the stained area.
  2. If the stain remains, rub liquid laundry detergent into the stained area and soak in room temperature water for 1/2 an hour. Every 3-5 minutes while the milk stained clothing is soaking, you should gently rub the stained area between your fingers for a few seconds. You are trying to allow the detergent to work its way into the milk stain, loosening it up. Rinse thoroughly.
  3. After thoroughly rinsing the fabric, add a stain remover stick, gel, or spray to the stained area, and allow to sit for 7-10 minutes. You don't need to check on the fabric or rub anything during this period.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 as needed until no stain remains. Dried stains may need several repetitions to fully remove the stain. Wash normally. But, before drying, make sure the stain has been fully removed. Drying will set the stain permanently. If the stain remains after washing, repeat steps 1-3 again before drying.

What You Need

  • Cold water
  • Bucket or sink for soaking
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Stain remover spray, stick, or gel
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