Scarlet water is a very convenient product to use at home. Indeed, it allows textiles to be detached from stubborn, sticky and thick stains, to revive delicate fabrics and to take off adhesives. Versatile and available in several bottles depending on your needs, it is a weighty ally on a daily basis. Let’s take stock of its characteristics, the possible uses at home and the precautions to be taken.
What is scarlet water?
Scarlet Water is a very mild stain remover that consists of a mixture of aliphatic solvents. This product removes dirt and stains from delicate fabrics before evaporating. Scarlet water is known for its stain-removing properties on oily and sticky stains. But it is also used to take off adhesives and traces of adhesives and other sticky objects, as well as to revive and refresh particular clothes and textiles, such as ties or shirt collars.
How to use scarlet water?
The toughest stains can be removed with scarlet water, including some really tough ones like blood, ink, chocolate, grass, wine or tar.
It is a particularly easy-to-use product, as it now comes in several types of bottles, each suitable for specific stains.
How to detach with scarlet water?
Scarlet water helps loosen greasy and sticky stains, such as oil, glue, grease, wax, tar, shoe polish, sludge, etc.
To do this, start by removing the excess stain with a cloth or paper towel. Next, place another clean cloth or paper towel under the textile you wish to detach.
Soak another clean cloth abundantly with scarlet water and rub the stain and its surroundings gently, using increasingly broad strokes. At the same time, ventilate the textile of the hand well to prevent halos from forming.
If there is a bottle of scarlet water suitable for your specific stain, you can do the same and let it sit well for about 15 minutes before rinsing with plain water. Finally, if the fabric allows it, put it in the washing machine.
How to revive with scarlet water?
Scarlet water can revive the colors and textiles of ties, shirt collars or even scarves.
To do this, quickly soak your textile to be revived in scarlet water. Then let it dry by placing it near an open window for better ventilation. Do not rinse.
If you cannot soak your textile, proceed in the same way as for stain removal. Soak a clean cloth in scarlet water and gently rub the stain in larger and larger movements, while fanning to avoid halos. Rinse with clean water to finish.
How to peel off sticky marks with scarlet water?
Scarlet Water helps loosen adhesives, labels, stamps, wax and other sticky residue and objects.
To do this, soak a clean cloth in scarlet water. Dab the surface to be treated to deposit enough product, then leave on for a few minutes for better action.
Finally, all you have to do is remove the sticky product you want to peel off.
What precautions for use?
To avoid any unpleasant surprises, we advise you to carry out a preliminary test on your textiles, in an inconspicuous place.
Scarlet water is flammable. Do not pour directly into your washing machine or place in the drum of the machine a textile soaked in scarlet water and which has not been rinsed beforehand.
Be sure to close the bottle tightly after each use and avoid breathing the product, as the vapors can cause feelings of dizziness and drowsiness.
Scarlet water is toxic to aquatic environments. Never pour it down the drain or into the environment. Also, avoid contact with skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Rinse thoroughly with clear water in case of contact and consult a specialist if the affected area remains irritated.