Are my white cotton clothes stained for good?
March 21, 2011 5:58 AM Subscribe
How to remove washed-in tomato stains from white cotton?
posted by londonmark to home & garden (10 answers total)
I have an irritating habit of spilling tomoato-based foods on myself whenever I wear white. I've got a growing collecting of garments that I no longer wear because of the telling, pale orange stains. Everything I know about treating stains involves whipping your clothes off immediately, but I'm cursed to usually be in restaurants on holiday or hours away from home. By the time I get to the washer, it's too late. Are these clothes lost forever, or is there some secret way to get the stains out even after you've washes and dried them? Some of the garments are patterned, so bleaching would be tricky.