Transcript for The Laundry Guy’s must-have cleaning items
We all know life can be a little messy sometimes. Stains happen. So, of course, we got a guy for that. Yeah, we do. He is a laundry expert and his new show on discovery plus follows him as he salvages people's most cherished items and makes them look new again. Take a look. So all the memories are there. It's just the dirt that's gone. I'm so glad you're happy. I love working on him. But I do have one other trick I want to show you. Oh yeah. You can spray him with vodka. Vodka? I know he prefers root beer but in this case vodka is better. It's anti-bacterial and it is a deodorizer. If every few years, you want to freshen him up, just spray him with vodka and give him a little brush. Dr. Ashton was doing this for some reason. I don't know what that is. Apparently vodka makes a great deodorant as well. We now have a couple of laundry lessons. Please welcome the laundry guy, patric Richardson. Patric, thank you for being with us. And I know to start, you actually have an essential tool kit that we all need to have in our laundry room. So walk us through that. You just need a few things to go after all of your stains and the first one is you need like a natural soap or a plant-based detergent because you want to use something pretty gentle and then you need oxygen bleach. Oxygen bleach is one of my very favorite things. And then, you need a spray bottle, 50 vinegar, 50 water, and then you already know that you need a spray bottle of vodka, some soap, an oily soap, and some horsehair brushes, and them some wipe towels to kind of blot and blot the stains up. And that will kind of get you going. And you can sort of wash everything you own. Okay. You got me on the vodka and the spray bottle. We're going to get back to that at some point but red wine, we spilled red wine, we all know, you can't get a red wine stain out. Or I've never been able to. So how do we do that? Well, it's super easy. My beloved oxygen bleach. You just mix up some oxygen bleach and some warm water, it should be like about bath temperature, and like this is a really bad red wine stain, but it can also be fruit juice or, you know, blood or something, and all you have to do is dip it in oxygen bleach and it actually has a chemical reaction and it turns this really, really ugly color, but I always say that color is gorgeous, because what that color means is that it's just going to wash right out. It turns this kind of weird beige and it's a chemical reaction that breaks down what is in the red wine and it washes out in the washing machine. Patric, forgive me, but I don't know what oxygen bleach is. Do you just buy that on a laundry shelf in the grocery store? You can buy it online. It's funny you can buy it at brewing supply places. It's dry hydrogen peroxide but much more concentrated than the hydrogen peroxide that you keep in a bottle in the medicine cabinet. I never used that, but obviously where I've gone wrong and another thing I will say we will have these barbecues hopefully soon, outside cookouts again, and I'm not good with spills, maybe ketchup and barbecue sauce. But you never spill your red wine. That would be sacrilege. No, but help us with those things that we all see on our white shirts in the summertime. Yes, totally. The problem with those is they have a lot of oil in them, and so what you do, this is why you need that bottle of vinegar and water. Because they all have a lot of oil in them, and what you have to do is you have to break that and then the stain comes right so you just spray it with a little vinegar and water and you give it a little, just a little wipe, wipe, wipe there to get the oil off and then just grab a horse hair brush and some soap, and you can scrub it right ow. -- Out. And it will actually just come out pretty easy. And the reason I like the horse hair brush is it's so soft, I mean you could scrub like the devil and you just give it a big scrub and it actually transfers through to the cloth, and then it just washes right out. Very cool. I learned a lot today. Thank you so much. We appreciate it. "The laundry guy," everyone, is
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