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Best way to get boot polish out of a red polo shirt?

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punkinpie Sat 15-Oct-11 21:42:27

Dd1 has joined CCF - great! - but polished her boots in her red polo games shirt. Now the boot polish won't come out.

Any ideas, please?

thanks in advance. smile

punkinpie Sat 15-Oct-11 21:46:47

Actually, dh - who supervised operations - said it was just ordinary shoe polish she used. In case that makes a difference?

punkinpie Sun 16-Oct-11 08:58:53

Maybe I should ask the Forces crew?

ChrissasMissis Sun 16-Oct-11 09:41:09

You want a solvent that dissolves wax - I would start by scraping off any solid residue and trying with a small amount of upholstery cleaner (I used Vanish Power Foam to get oil out of a cashmere sweater with a great deal of success). If this is not successful, step it up to something a little stronger. Am small amount of white spirit dabbed on using a soft cloth will work if you're careful and persistent. When you're happy you've removed the stain sufficiently, wash as normal.

punkinpie Sun 16-Oct-11 13:48:10

Thank you so much! I'll raid the cleaning cupboard. Dd is so fussy about her clothes, I can't bear to buy a new one, which would be
a} expensive
b} too itchy

thanks

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