I'm a laundry expert… here's how to remove pesky stains using a £1 common household item | The Sun

A LAUNDRY expert has revealed how you can remove pesky stains with a common £1 household item.

AO's Fran Forgione said hairspray can get rid of tricky red wine splotches.

She said: "To treat the stain, spray liberally with hairspray, leave it for a few minutes and then dab the stain to remove any residue.

"Repeat as many times as necessary and then wash on the highest possible setting to fully remove the stain."

You can also cover the red wine stain with soda or sparkling water – so the bubbles force the wine out of the carpet.

Another common household item can help blast away yellow sunscreen marks.

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Fran said: "Most sun creams contain a moisture-resistant oil, which can leave yellow marks on white clothes.

"If you get sun cream on your clothes, it’s essential to act fast. First, scrape off the residual liquid with a blunt knife.

"Instead of reaching for expensive stain removers, opt for distilled white vinegar and dish soap.

"Work the soap into the stain before soaking the affected clothing in a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar.

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"Leave it overnight and rinse with cold water."

White vinegar is also useful for removing grass stains in your laundry load.

Expert Fran said: "The household staple of white vinegar comes to the rescue once again when tackling grass stains.

"Simply combine one part white vinegar with equal parts water and cover the stain.

"Leave this to soak for a minimum of 30 minutes, although a longer soak will see better results.

"Then simply scrub the stain and rinse with cool water.

"Following this initial step, dab the stain with your normal laundry detergent.

"Then work it into the stain by gently scrubbing with a brush. Leave it to soak before rinsing once more with cold water."

It comes as a cleaning expert revealed the best way to get ink out of clothes.

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