Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vintage Vault: The Pits

Summer is nipping at our heels and that means SWEATING for most of us. Here's how to keep your precious vintage goods from suffering as well:
  • For white garments, keep the pit stains in check with hydrogen peroxide. Mix half part water, half part hydrogen peroxide and soak the garment in it for a bit. Rinse!
  • We love Oxyclean and Borax. FOR EVERYTHING.
  • Make a paste of baking soda and water and spread on the stain. Let sit for a bit and then scrub off with a little brush.
  • White vinegar is good for most colored fabrics, but be sure to test a spot beforehand if you're concerned. You can soak the whole garment in a mixture of water and white vinegar to freshen it up.
  • We've never tried this, but apparently aspirin works well!
  • And lastly, spray some lemon juice on the offending stain, and then air dry the garment in the sun. The sun plus lemon should bleach the stain out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The best strategy I've found for protecting my clothes is eliminating sweat at the source: me. I use Certain-Dri anti-perspirant at night, and it solved a horrifying pit stain issue.