| Oil and Grease : Sprinkle some cornstarch or
baking soda on the stain, then place the garment, stain side down, on a large rag on top of an ironing board.
Iron with a hot iron on the wrong side of the stain --most oil and grease stains will come right out.
(This trick works only for oil and grease, which need heat to dissolve.) |
| Ink Stain : Apply toothpaste on both sides
of an ink-stain on cloth. Wash after dry. |
| Blood Stains : Blood stains in clothing
need to be removed as soon as possible. Use cold water and wash out the stain. Hot water will set the blood and it will be difficult
or impossible to get out. |
"Hydrogen peroxide is also the absolute best for removing blood stains & do no damage to any fabric.
The fresher the easier of course, but even dried blood comes out with a little effort.
| Rust : Dip in a solution of 1 part
lemon juice and 1 part water for at least 30 minutes. |
| Coffee stains : If you drink coffee every day,
spills are bound to happen. But donâ€™t worryâ€”those brown spots can come out. Blot up as much of the coffee as you can right away.
Then mix together warm water, dish soap, and white vinegar, and use a clean white cloth to blot the stain with the solution.
If you canâ€™t get to it right away, use a little warm water to loosen the dried coffee first. |
| Wine stains : Some cleaning experts swear by Wine Away,
a stain-removing product made for red spills including wine, fruit punch, tomato soup, and marinara. If you donâ€™t have it on hand, make your own
stain remover by mixing equal parts hydrogen peroxide and a blue dish soap like Dawn. Learn how to get red wine out of carpet.. |
| Paint stains : Act fast! Once water-based paint is dry,
it wonâ€™t come off. If you get to it while itâ€™s still wet, simply rinse the paint out under warm water, then wash as usual. For oil-based varnish and
paints, dab the spot with paint thinner or turpentine, then rinse, treat with a stain remover, and launder. Hereâ€™s how to get paint out of clothes.
| Chocolate Stains : Treat a chocolate stain As soon as possible.
Pretreat in warm water with a product containing enzymes. Or treat with a prewash stain remover (Target) before laundering. If the stain remains, rewash the item with bleach that's safe for the fabric.
How to treat nonwashables: Apply diluted white vinegar to the stain with an eyedropper. Flush the spot with cool water. |