How to get stains out of hats

Firstly make a mixture of mild detergent and warm water.

Dip a soft bristled nylon brush in the mixture. You need to know that a toothbrush works well for removing stains. So, you can use an old toothbrush for removing the stains of your hat.

If the stain doesn't go from the hat easily then you can soak the hat in mild detergent and warm water for 4-5 hours. After it is soaked well, you can try removing the stain with the brush.

In order to remove stains from your hat, you can pour some amount of baking soda powder on them. It is not only safer but also a natural way of getting sweat out of your hat. You need to leave the baking soda on your hat for around an hour in order to let the hat soak up the stains of the sweat. Then you need to wipe away the baking soda powder with any clean cloth. If the stain has been absorbed, you can wash the hat.

Now that you know how to get stains out of hats, you need to ensure that you don't leave stains on them for a long time. Leaving stains on your hat for long will give them a chance to set in, thus damaging them very soon. So, make sure that you remove the stains of your hat promptly. Apart from stains, there are several other things that can damage your hat. Below are few things that you need to keep in mind if you want your hat to last for a long time:

  • Make sure that you don't pick up the hat carelessly. It is very important to handle them by the brim, from front or back because handling them carelessly might lose the shape of your hat.
  • Unless your hat is waterproof, do not wear them on rainy weather. It is very crucial to protect your hat, if you can.
  • Never store a hat in a place where the sun rays or humidity might get to it as these elements can make your hat to fade its color or lose its shape.
  • Make sure that you store your hat in an appropriate hat box. If you don't have a hat box then you can stuff your hat with tissue papers in order to help them to retain their shape.

If you follow the above mentioned points and take care of your hat in the right way then it will look good for several years.

Should you avoid washing your hat in a washing machine?

For a lot of people, it might be tempting to simply wash your hat in a washing machine. However, it is very important to understand that hats remain in the best condition when they are hand washed. If you are hand washing your hat then you can prevent them from bending and potentially damaging its structure. While deciding whether you should hand wash your hat or wash them in the washing machine, you need to consider the material of the hat. There are some materials like cotton, acrylic, etc that are sturdy enough to endure the washing machine, particularly if you are washing them on a delicate/gentle cycle and cold water. So, make sure that you know whether your hat is best washed with hands or in a machine. Don't forget to check its care label for proper instructions.

If you are not able to remove the stains from your hat then you can consider going to a professional dry cleaner. There are many professional dry cleaners who are experts in removing various kinds of stains from different types of clothings.

June 01, 2023 — Bryan

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