We learned that some nasty stains can come out with some unorthodox products. We used on our stain Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), bleach, and shout. The product that did the best at pulling out stains was the Isopropyl alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol is a clear, colorless, flammable, mobile liquid, (CH3)2CHOH, used in antifreeze compounds, in lotions and cosmetics, and as a solvent for gums, shellac, and essential oils. It did great job at pulling stains right out of the cloth. This products alone got rid of almost all the stains besides the red sharpie.
Another product we used bleach. To be honest coming into this lab I just figured bleach would take care of the stains and it would be relatively easy to get the stain out. I was wrong! Bleach barley helped eliminate the stains. A lot of groups tried bleach and they were unsuccessful.
Our last product was shout. Other groups had better luck with shout than we did. Shout was our very last product used. It did not remove the one stain we had left, the red sharpie stain. Zach and Ethan’s group used shout and it took out every stain but the red sharpie. So shout was relatively successful, but we didn’t get to use it on the stained cloth at the beginning of the project.
One group used some more unorthodox products than the rest of the groups. Rose, Kaylyn, and Heather tried using hairspray and lemon juice. Both products were very unsuccessful at getting out the stain. Hank and Jeff tried a stain stick, it was fairly unsuccessful for them, but it eliminated some of the weaker stains. Overall most groups eliminated most the stain beside the red sharpie. Hopefully I never get that massive of a sharpie stain on my clothes.
1. Obtain Stained cloth from Mr. Dralle
2. Fill beaker with Isopropyl Alcohol
3. Scrub stain while the stain is in the product
4. Take the cloth of the alcohol
5. Wash out thoroughly before putting the cloth in...