Wondering how to remove fake tan from vinyl flooring, fabrics, and other surfaces? This guide is for you.
During the summer season, most of us opt for a tanned look. Fake tan comes in handy if you want to look bronzed or maintain a golden glow.
However, as much as tanning makes you look great, applying fake tan is such a hassle. Moreover, you can end up staining your bra, bedsheets, and bathroom floor during the tanning process.
To avoid damaging your clothes, upholstery or floor, follow these tips to remove fake tan.
How to Remove Fake Tan from Vinyl Flooring & Other Surfaces
1. Treat You Fabric
Clothes, towels, and bedsheets can get stained by fake tan during the application process. Fortunately, unless the fabric is pale or white, fake tan usually comes off on a regular wash with 40°C water.
However, for stubborn stains, you’ll require a different approach. For these stains, soak the fabric in hot water and add pre-wash powder for stain removal. You can use the Fairy Non-Bio Stain Removal Powder or Dr. Beckmann’s Pre-wash Stain Devils if you don’t want powder for the entire wash. The stain removers come with a brush for removing tough stains.
Another option is to try a home remedy.
To make a cleaning solution, add ½ cup of bleach in warm water. For silk and wool fabrics, clean them with a lukewarm solution of water and liquid soap.
Whether you tan regularly or are a beginner, use a colored or darker towel to cover yourself. These towels do not show stains easily.
If you usually fake-tan to bed, sleep on a napkin or you’ll have to wash your sheets daily.
You can also follow the same procedure to clean a couch.
2. Wipe the Surface
To prevent stains on vinyl flooring, wipe off any drip of fake tan that you notice immediately. If the floor is too dirty, use a vaccum cleaner to remove the dirt. The best vacuum for vinyl flooring that we recommend is the Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV356E.
Think carefully about where you’ll be standing when applying the tan. Avoid standing near porous surfaces, such as grout tiles or wooden floors, since they tend to absorb tan quite easily.
When fake tanning on a vinyl floor, stand on a towel and get somewhere to pop the mat.
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