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Tannin Based Stains

What Are Tannin Stains and How To Remove Them


Common Tannin Stains

  • tea
  • coffee
  • soft drinks
  • fruit juice
  • wine
  • Washable Ink

Tannin Stain Removal

To remove fresh tannin based stains, run the stained area under cold water, followed by a regular wash cycle with the hottest water the fabric will safely tolerate. Set in tannin stains are a different story. These stains may require multiple treatments and soaking to remove the stains fully. Be sure to avoid any bar soaps or any other type of soap when dealing with a tannin stains. Soap will set a tannin stain permanently. Make detergents are used instead of soaps.

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