How Do You Get Rid of a Water Stain on Fabric?

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Although water stains appear when water penetrates and displaces the fibers of the fabric, removing the stains still requires the use of water. Other materials needed are an iron and a clean towel. Removing the stains is easy and takes only a few minutes.

  1. Prepare the fabric for stain removal

    Spread out a clean towel on an ironing board. The towel should be white or a light color for the best result. Place the fabric with the water stains face down on the towel.

  2. Moisten the stained area

    Moisten the stained area thoroughly using a clean, wet cloth.

  3. Dry the fabric

    Use an iron to dry the dampened area. Ensure that the iron is set to the appropriate setting for the fabric. Make sure that the stained area is completely dry before proceeding.

  4. Repeat the process

    Move the stained area of the fabric to a dry portion of the towel, and dampen the area using a clean, wet cloth. Use the iron to dry the area. Repeat this process until the water stains disappear completely.

  5. Get rid of the ring

    A slight ring may remain after the water spots have been removed. In this case, turn the fabric right side out, and use the back of a spoon to rub the affected area. Rub the ring until it disappears completely.