How to get milkshake stains out of a suit

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How to get milkshake stains out of a suit



Don’t rub it lads (Picture: Twitter)The humble milkshake is fast becoming the ultimate weapon in political activism.
First Tommy Robinson gets two milkshakes thrown over him in two days, then Ukip candidate Carl Benjamin was hit four times in a week, and then Nigel Farage was deluged in the stuff as yet another protester chose to voice their anger with dairy.
Nigel and Tommy’s milkshake showers were caught on video and you can see them scurrying away surrounded by burly security who, on both occasions, failed to prevent the devastating direct hit.
Tommy Robinson was drenched in a classic McDonalds milkshake, and Nigel Farage caught the wrong end of a Five Guys salted caramel shake.
And as temperatures and political tensions continue to rise, we are unlikely to have heard the end of milkshake-gate.

The empty milkshake cup from Five Guys which is believed to have been emptied on Nigel (Picture: Tom Wilkinson/PA Wire)Burger King was even accused of ‘endorsing violence’ after reminding customers in Scotland that it sells milkshakes earlier this week.
The only defense is constant vigilance. And a solid stain-removal strategy for when the inevitable attack hits.
How do you get milkshake stains out of a suit?
Milk-based stains on clothing can be really tricky. It is important to act as quickly as you can – so there’s no time for crying over spilt milk or berating your security personnel – when the milkshake hits, get to a sink, stat.
‘After the initial milk incident, don’t rub the area. Dab the area dry to remove excess milk,’ says Jade Mansfield, from Love2Laundry.
‘You really have to treat milk stains as soon as possible for the best results.’
For best result, Jade says it’s important to properly soak the suit – which will involve stripping off completely. So it might be wise for politicians to start carrying a spare pair of clothes at all times.
‘Whether it’s fresh or dried milk, you’ll need to pre-treat or soak your suit using a product that contains enzymes,’ explains Jade.
‘Leave your suit soaking for at least 30 minutes, or longer if the stain is old.
‘Wash your suit using the hottest water that’s safe for the fabric – you can find this out by checking the tag.’

Top tips for removing milkshake stains

Lay the garment on a clean towel with the stain facing up towards you.
Blot out as much of the stain as possible using a clean cloth or lint towel.
Blot only lightly and never rub as you can damage some fabrics.
Rinse the item with cold water – never warm or hot water as this will set the stain. This should remove the majority of the stain, although depending on flavouring in the product you may be left with colourful residue .
The majority of suits are dry clean only and cannot be washed, so the remainder of the stains will need spotting with a specialised dry cleaning spotting chemical – such as Sultraspot Protein.
Apply the chemical with a tamping brush, leave it for a few minutes to let the remover do its work and then put it into the dry cleaning machine for a wash.
The dry cleaning machine will remove the chemical you have applied along with the residue of the stain.
Once out of the machine, the area where you have worked on the stain will need a good press and that should have it looking like new again.
Mark Rickett, dry cleaning expert

So there seems to be hope yet for milkshake-drenched politicians – act quickly and you might not have to shell out for a new suit every other week.
But with the prevalence of these shake attacks rising week on week, it’s looking likely that dry cleaners are going to do good business this summer.
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