Complementary Home Stain Removal Tips

Remember the earlier a stain receives attention, the better chance for successful removal!

BLOOD:
After testing for colorfastness, pour hydrogen peroxide on stain & cover with table salt and let sit for 15-30 minutes. Brush off salt and wash in cold water.
CHOCOLATE:
Remove excess chocolate with a butter knife. Rub dish soap or liquid laundry detergent into stain and let sit for at least 5 minutes before laundering.
COFFEE:
Blot with cool water. Treat with club soda and/or hydrogen peroxide after testing for colorfastness of fabric.
GRASS:
Try Shout stain remover and scrubbing. Other suggestions include Barbarsol Shaving Cream and liquid laundry detergent worked into stain.
KETCHUP:
Suggestions are plain aspirin mixed into water soak or Hydrogen Peroxide or pre-soak with laundry detergent or Biz overnight.
LIPSTICK:
1. Dab lipstick stain with vegetable oil and allow the oil to soak in for a short amount of time.
2. Blot the lipstick stain with a clean, white rag.
3. Rinse stained area with warm water.
4. Blot stain using a clean, white rag with rubbing alcohol.
5. Wash the item
COOKING OIL:
Try WD40, Lighter fluid or Goop Hand cleaner followed by soaking in laundry detergent, then launder as usual. Always test for colorfastness.
PET STAINS:
Use Nature's Miracle (purchased at major pet store chains). Let sit several minutes then launder with Oxi-Clean and your regular detergent.
PERSPIRATION:
Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and about a half cup of baking soda into some water. Soak the sweat stained clothes in the vinegar, baking soda and water until stain disappears. Launder as usual.

*The Laundry Authority, LLC offers these stain removal tips as a courtesy to readers, but makes no guarantees. We have found these tips to be helpful when we treat stains and hope they are also effective for you!
 
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