So Gap had a 50% off women's stuff sale on Saturday. I bought 4 shirts. I wore this nice purple one on Sunday and that afternoon/evening I went out into the garden to harvest some squash and peppers.
That night I noticed some stains on the shirt. I suspect I got some squash sap from the stem(s) on the shirt (I carried them in holding the basket/squash against my chest). Blast!
So far I have used: at least 2 regular stain removers (?), Goo be gone (or whatever it's called in that little bottle), hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, olive oil, dish soap, and currently the stained area is soaking in vinegar. I'm hoping the vinegar does the trick, but next up is another stain remover for set-in stains and then WD-40. Really.
Look up removing tree sap from clothes, it's kind of wild. Alcohol? WD-40? Mayo? I guess it's not really tree sap, but it is nasty and does not want to remove itself from the fibers (rayon) of my shirt.
It's possible I've already spent more than I bought the darn shirt for trying to get the stain out (between the remedies, detergent, and water/energy for the washing machine)! Luckily it wasn't very expensive. But still.
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