How to Remove Almost Any Stain

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 by 1 Comment
How to Remove Almost Any Stain

I love shopping for clothes. There is something satisfying about searching out and finding that perfect piece. Which makes it even more devastating when a minor slip of the hand or an accidental bump causes a stain. In an instant, all the effort and satisfaction you felt in finding that piece is replaced by devastation. Here are a few tips I picked up from Martha on how to remove those pesky stains and save your favorite pieces.

Stain: Berries

Solution: White vinegar or lemon juice; washing soda

Instructions: Soak stains in white vinegar or lemon juice for one hour; rinse. If there is some remaining stain, dampen the area with water, use a dab of detergent and rub it in gently.

Stain: Red Wine

Solution: White vinegar or lemon juice; denatured alcohol

Instructions: Soak spot with denatured alcohol. Flush stain with white vinegar to remove residual stain. Stretch stained area over a bowl; secure with a rubber band. Place in sink; pour boiling water over stain from a foot above.

Stain: Blood

Solution: Cold water; hydrogen peroxide; corn starch

Instructions: Soak in cold water. For stubborn stains, soak stain in hydrogen peroxide. Or use a paste of equal parts cornstarch and cold water.

Stain: Coffee and Tea

Solution: White vinegar or lemon juice; cream of tartar

Instructions: Soak the stain in straight white vinegar or lemon juice for one hour. Alternatively, clean with a paste made of cream of tartar and water.

Stain: Grass

Solution: White vinegar

Instructions: Soak the area in white vinegar for one hour.

Stain: Grease

Solution: Vegetable-based detergent or soap; washing soda

Instructions: Sometimes just blotting the stain with detergent is all you need. If the stain remains, make a paste of equal parts washing soda and water and gently rub it in. Leave for at least one hour.

Photo Source: Quacktaculous

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Deborah Cruz

Deborah Cruz, aka Truthful Mommy, is the creator of the magic that is The TRUTH about Motherhood. She is a wife, a writer, fashionista, and semi-crunchy, work-at-home Ninja Mommy living in the Midwest with her two beautiful girls and her husband. Waiting on her children in pick up lines, she can likely be found chirping on Twitter and engaging on Facebook

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  • Lisa @ Two Bears Farm

    This is a great reference.