(Closed) pillow case stained from sunscreen :(

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

The vinegar is worth a try, but in the future, do not put anything stained into the dryer. Heat drying sets the stain and makes it much harder to get out. In the future, you want to pre-treat, wash, check it when it comes out of the wash, and then treat again until you have done everything you can. Once it has been through the dryer, almost nothing can get the stain all the way out.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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halfling:  The pp is right. Grab that pillow case out of the dryer now. Heat will set the stain.

Bar Keepers Friend. It’s a cleanser similar to Comet or Bon Ami. Wet the stained area, sprinkle with Bar Keepers Friend, work it in (sometimes scrubbing with a brush) and let it sit a few minutes, then wash it out in the sink.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have a whole slough of cheap cotton wash towels that have been through pretty much everything (All of them were stained. Very set in as they’re a few years old and have always been thrown in the dryer.)

I soaked them in the tub in a diluted bleach solution overnight, washed them as normal and every single one came out stark white. I did however have A LOT of them, so you could probably get away with a large bowl or a bucket

Bar Keeper’s Friend & Comet all contain bleach so Julies’ reccomendation will likely work just the same. Just don’t let Bar Keeper’s Friend sit on anything stainless or brushed steel, as it’ll ruin the finish.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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Hyperventilate:  Barkeeper’s Friend does not conatin chlorine bleach. It does contain oxalic acid,

Unlike some other abrasive cleaning products, such as Comet and Ajax, Bar Keepers Friend uses oxalic acid as its primary active ingredient.

Off label uses of Bar Keepers Friend include removing the brown or yellow stains caused by Avobenzone containing sunscreen

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Mix some Dawn with some baking soda and add warm water. Soak it in the sink. It should come right out!! 

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