How do I remove salt stains from bottom of jeans

Nancy Collins
by Nancy Collins
Traipsing around in the snow I got salt stains on the bottom of my jeans. I wet them and scrubbed with a brush but when they dried there was still some stains there.

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Dec 20, 2017

    I hear ya, I get them bad too (living in northern MN) the best way I've found to deal with it is just regular soap and really hot water, scrub scrub scrub and it comes right off.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 20, 2017

    I am also from Minnesota and deal with this for months each year, I just wash them in the washer with good detergent and cold water as usual and they have always come out fine. If I see a shadow of it, I will wash them again. I have noticed that it can take the color off the jeans occasionally if it is where you fold jeans if they are too long.

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    • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 20, 2017

      In that case, try soaking them in soapy water before you try scrubbing them off and make sure you rinse them well to try to get as much of the salt off as you can before you scrub, that should make it a little easier. Use the sprayer on the kitchen sink if you have one, that will get more rinsed off. I don't know what I would do without a washer and dryer in my house. I have had horror stories using laundromats and my clothes.

  • SandyG SandyG on Dec 20, 2017

    3 Mix 1-tablespoon of white vinegar with 1-quart of warm water. Use a clean rag to sponge the vinegar solution onto any remaining salt stains on the pants. 4 Blot the fabric with a dry cloth. Launder the pants as usual.

  • Amanda Amanda on Dec 20, 2017

    Hello. Vinegar works to remove the salt.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 20, 2017

    Vinegar and water should do the trick.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 20, 2017

    white vinegar and water

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 20, 2017

    Try wiping them with an old t-shirt soaked with white vinegar and then washing in the machine.