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Oxy Clean for Iron Burns and Stains (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: cindy-lou
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Posted on: 1/6/08 4:30 PM
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Today I was making The Gereatest T-Shirt In America out of this buttery-soft white cotton jersey. Then (of course), the iron spit some nasty rust-water right on the white fabric! So I turned the steam off. Next thing you know, I'm ironing the very front of the shirt at the neckband, and turned the iron up b/c it wasn't doing so great without steam... and put a big iron burn on the front of the shirt! :(

Okay: the first lesson here is this-- USE A PRESS CLOTH.

But since I already had messed that up, I dissolved one scoop of OxyClean powder in 1 gallon of warm water and soaked the tee in it for about 20 minutes. I rinsed, towel-squeezed dry, and popped it into the dryer. BEHOLD-- No more stain or burn marks!!

The burn was fairly mild, but definitely quite visible-- my bet is that if it had been deep and dark, much of it would have remained. But for light burns, this is a great bleach-free way to remove the stain.
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MelissaB in WA said...
So glad you were able to save your top - Oxy Clean is amazing stuff!
1/7/08 0:08 AM
aunt saidee said...
Hooray for you...and thanks for the tip!!
1/7/08 1:28 AM
OP Gal said...
Good to know, cindy-lou. I've been known to overdo with the iron and do the same thing. I'm glad there's a non-bleach alternative to remove the stain. Thanks for the tip.
1/7/08 6:25 AM
carolynw said...
This is good to know - wouldn't happen to me LOL and LOL
1/7/08 9:12 AM
Patzee said...
Anyone know if Oxy Clean is the same as Oxy Bright???
1/7/08 3:54 PM
Shazie said...
Oh, this is very good to know. I read your bio and totally get it. I have only one young child at home (and a grown stepdaughter) but I constantly find that i have to choose between being a good mom and/or a good employee. To that end I work only part time. I never pictured this life for me, but you do what you have to do. Thanks for the tip, I wonder if it would work on the bottom of an iron. I have a over $100 one that I'd like to clean vs. replace.
1/11/08 10:54 AM

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