Hacks for Men to Remove the Toughest Stains from Ties


The immediate tendency of any person once they see a stain on clothes is to wet a napkin and try scrubbing the stain out. This may work for some cases but there are times when you might end up completely ruining your clothing by just spreading the stain.

So what can you do when you spill food or wine on your tie? You cannot just chuck them or wear the stained tie again. Here are hacks for you to easily get rid of the toughest stains from your ties.

What kind of treatment you will employ, will depend highly on the type of material of the tie. So accordingly you will choose the right method to get rid of the stain without spoiling the fabric. There are different types of material used for ties such as linen, polyester, and silk. When you have stained your tie accidentally know that not all stains can possibly be removed however you can still moderate it and here’s how.

When you have a spillage of food or ketchup on your tie gently scrape the stain with a spoon so that it doesn’t immediately settle down.

When you spill aerated drinks or tea on your tie use a thick napkin or a paper towel to absorb the liquid. Later you can dip a napkin in soda to wipe the stain off. Don’t scrub but wipe it with soft strokes. Ensure the napkin is thick because thin ones might leave particles on the tie after getting wet. You can dry the stain using the hand dryer in the men’s room.

When you have a greasy food stain to tackle, blot up as much of the stain as you can before it settles. Then keep the tie on a table and put cornstarch or talcum powder over the stain. After 15 minutes brush off the powder to check if the stain has disappeared and if not, repeat the process.

In case of red wine spillage, quickly put some salt over the stain on your ties to absorb the wine.

The most stubborn of all stain can be ink stain. The effective way to remove it is to let the ink dry and later rub some alcohol over it. You can even use a nail polish remover and sponge it till the stain completely disappears.


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