Sunday, May 3, 2009

What do you mean, tannin stains?

Tannin stains are created by items like tea, cola and wine, and are especially difficult to get out.

Page 171 of Blind Dates Can Be Murder recommends that we avoid natural soaps which can make the problem worse. The best thing to do is treat the stain with detergent that contains enzymes instead.

And this one comes with a warning: Don't dry until you're sure that the stain is gone, because the heat will caramelize the sugar in the stain and turn it brown!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I noticed you didn't post your tip from 'blind dates can be murder' about extending the toes of shoes. I was really excited when I read that in your book 'cause I have a really cute pair of dress shoes, but my toes always get mushed!