14 Laundry Myths – Debunked

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Just about everyone does this every week, but rarely anyone enjoys it. Laundry, the chore that most of you know of from the age of 5. So what is it like doing your weekly laundry? You gather up your family’s weekly laundry, dump it in your home laundry machine, or seek out a self service laundry out within your neighbourhood and have everything cleaned up.

Based on our recent surveys with several of our customers at various outlets, the average family of 5 in Malaysia does their laundry twice and even thrice on a weekly basis which makes it 105 to 156 times of laundry on an annual basis. As often as it seems that people do their laundry, there are 14 laundry myths that we have been hearing so often from our customers that we know is far from what the actual fact is. Continue reading for the 14 laundry myths – debunked!

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Laundry Myths #1: Removal Of Ink Stains With Hairspray

Hair Spray On Stains

This is applicable in the 1950s but not in 2015 and this is largely due to the fact that hairsprays of most common brands contains alcohol which helps with the lifting of ink stains. However, in this age and era, those who try this tip might end up with a bigger problem with a bigger spread of ink stain. Alternatively, what you should opt for is a good ink stain removal like Delta Carbona Lp 404 available at 11Street.

Laundry Myths #2:  Add Coffee To Keep Black Clothes From Fading

A dark coloured shirt or an elegant black dress bought at a hefty price just to see it fade or turn greyish after a good few washes can be extremely frustrating and at times, just makes you wonder if you should ever buy any black clothing at all. Black dress, black jeans, basically any black garments ought to fade over time. Then some smart lad somewhere around the globe started proposing that if you add a cup of coffee during last 5 minutes of rinsing, the fading can be reduced or stopped completely.

Coffee

Unfortunately, this is a big myth, if you have tried this “tip” out, we bet you wish you have had better days.

Coffee on its own has colour and different coffee carries different types of black and when brewed in a particular manner, the concentration of the black colour differs altogether. Though we do not deny the fact that coffee can be used to colour your clothes, it will require really dark coffee to make any significant or visible colour retention. Furthermore, the inconsistent colour concentration of the coffee almost definitely results in inconsistent colour spread as well.

Laundry Myths #3: Use More Detergent To Get Better Results

This is a little something that can’t seem to be shaken off. Adding salt to your food will make it taste good but too much of it and you will just go…. yuck!

Same goes for detergents.

If you do your laundry at home, ALWAYS refer to the recommended dose of detergent to use. They are there for a reason, do not neglect them.

Another further point to consider is that your home washing machine will always dispense the same amount of water for every wash, by using too much of laundry detergent regardless if it is powdered detergent or liquid detergent, it is likely that there will be residual detergent left in your laundry. Quite simply, a mop can only dry up that much of water at one time.

One way to know if you are using too much of laundry detergent is to check your laundry dryer every time you finish drying your clothes. If there is a lot of lint then it is likely you have been using way too much of detergent.

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How Laundry Detergent Works?

For most of you, detergent is quite commonly known as the “soap” to clean your laundry and that can be said to be true based on the usage today. At times, you will find your friends and family calling out at one another to pass over the “soap” when they are doing their laundry.

How Laundry Detergent Works

However, the real story lies with the fact that there are mainly two types of water, namely hard water and soft water.

Soft water is treated water in which the only ion that exists in it is sodium whereas hard water is water that contains a good quantity of dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Just take an example, when the rain falls directly from the sky, the water can be considered to be soft water. However, the moment the rain water lands on the soil and slowly sips into the city waterways, the rain water starts picking up minerals like chalk, lime and mostly calcium and magnesium.

Soft Water vs Hard Water

So is hard water bad? Well hardly! Hard water often contains essential minerals that fuel our daily mineral needs. In fact in some countries like the UK, the preferred drinking water is hard water which available in their tap water supply. On top of the health benefits that hard water brings, hard water has a peculiar flavour as well, well not necessarily to everyone’s liking. (NOTE: Consumption of hard water may have differing health effects on various individual.)

The chemical composition of hard water is what led to the invention of the detergent. Soap works fine as a cleaning liquid or laundry cleaning agent when you use it in soft water. However, when soap is being used in hard water, the soap reacts with the minerals in the hard water namely magnesium and calcium ions to deposit little white solids. These little white solids are normally called “soap scum”, “scum” and “hard water build up”. With these little white stuff dangling on your clothing can be a real headache when you try to remove them because they appear to be little sands got stuck in the linen and the easiest way of removing them is pluck out the scum along with the linen.

Then the invention of laundry detergent came about to solve the problem. Detergents work well in both hard water and soft water. Detergents such as Dynamo (the brand we use at DobiQueen), Tops and Tide are just the few popular brands out there that stands out from the crowd in providing top quality detergents available in Malaysia.

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Laundry Myths #4: Treating Stains From The Front

When you got a little unfortunate over the dining table or while your favourite pen decided to fail on you by leaking ink, always attack the stain from behind instead of the front. It is a very common laundry stain mistake and in fact might be a reflex to treat a stain head on.

Treating Stains Head On

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Apply your stain removal both on the front and the back then rinse and rub it from behind gently. This method of treating stains allow you to push the stain and any residual grease, dirt or oil outward instead of going further deeper into your clothing.

Laundry Myths #5: Using Chlorine Bleach And Detergent Together For Powerful Cleaning

Quite the opposite! This “laundry tip” is just complete nonsense! Please by all means avoid making this laundry mistake.

Detergents on its own belongs to the alkali side of the pH scale whereas chlorine belongs to the acidic side of the pH scale upon exposure to water (when chlorine is exposed to water, it forms hydrochloric acid (HCl).

Cl2+H2O → HOCl+HCl

When two compounds lying on opposite sides on the pH scale, they react to neutralise each other to form a compound and releases water. In other words, mixing your laundry detergent and chlorine together simply nullifies any cleaning result that you wish to see.

So what you should be doing is, don’t mix them. Instead, add them into your laundry wash at different cycles. Detergents should go in first and during the last 5 minutes of the rinsing cycle, add the chlorine bleach. If you like to opt for extra whitening, combine chlorine and baking soda in equal amounts.

Laundry Myths #6: Hot Water Will Kill Germs

When it comes to germs and bacteria, you are looking at a vast number of species that can thrive on very different environments so to simply say that washing with hot water can lead to a germs and bacteria free laundry isn’t quite true.

Hot water does however, make detergents and laundry products to be more effective at cleaning your laundry.

Germs, Laundry Myths

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Laundry Myths #7:  High Heat Causes Shrinkage

Clothes shrink when they lack moisture in the fabric which causes the fibres of the fabric to tighten and draw together. If you have been experiencing shrinkage of your clothes, then it is likely that you have been overdrying your laundry.

Man with shrunken t shirt

To avoid shrinkage, what you have to do is to frequently check your dryer for clothes that are already dry, remove them and let the wet clothing continue drying. If you are unsure whether your clothes are dry enough, put it along a clothesline and let it air dry. This way you can preserve natural moisture of the fabric of your favourite pair of jeans.

Laundry Myth #8: Use Club Soda On A Stain

Ahhh… those stains from the glass of wine and from your favourite pasta can be really frustrating particularly if they fell on a tie or on your shirt, where the stain is perfect visible to anyone who passes by you. It has been rumoured that using club soda can help with the removal of food stain. That is NOT entirely true. In fact, if the food stain is of oil based then you are setting the stain in on your favourite tie for the long run.

To remove stains effectively, you should simply blot the stain with a clean cloth or wet napkin. If your “DIY” efforts does not work, send it for dry cleaning as soon as possible.

Laundry Myth #9: The Bigger The Bottle The Better

When you arrive at a super market like Giant and Tesco, often you will see many laundry detergent brands that offer humongous bottles but with extremely low prices and rarely you see laundry detergent brands that offer small bottles yet at premium prices. So which is better you ask?

Laundry Detergent On Supermarket Shefl

We will have to go with Dynamo. It is in our research that Dynamo offers extremely concentrated laundry detergent formulas that work significantly better at lower quantities. Environmentally, Dynamo uses lesser plastic for their packaging as well. If you have heard of the phrase “kecil kecil cili padi”, then you bet Dynamo will not disappointment.

Laundry Myth #10: Natural And “Green” Cleaning Products Are Just Cracked Up Crap

Brands that overly emphasise on being green has this thing for packaging their products in a cheapest and unreliable outlook. *That’s just our opinion*

But, be rest assured, although natural laundry products tend to have the reputation of being less effective, overly priced and the lack of fragrance, they are by no means underperforming in cleaning your laundry.

Laundry Myth #11: Cold Water Is Better For Cleaning Clothing.

This myth is somewhat true from the stand point of being environmentally friendly and to reduce our respective carbon footprint. For a more effective wash, warmer or hot water will be a better option.

This should not be much of a concern because at DobiQueen, our laundry machines are already extremely environmental friendly and consumes energy and its minimal levels.

Laundry Myth #12: All Laundry Detergents Created Equal.

Another ridiculous myth that was claimed with no basis. If all laundry detergents are made equal, why are brands like Dynamo and Tops consistently innovating their laundry detergents to outperform the other?

Laundry Myth #13: Dry Cleaning Doesn’t Use Liquids.

That’s not entirely true either. Dry cleaning, in fact, does use liquids just that it isn’t not water. Often dry cleaners use a petroleum solvent as their cleaning agent to dissolve great and oils without using soapy water. This petroleum solvent’s chemical name is perchloroethylene, industrial professionals calls it “perc”.

*Start Of Fun Fact*

How Does Dry Cleaning Work?

The process of dry cleaning, in fact, isn’t as complicated as it sounds. And no, the dry cleaners aren’t cleaning your laundry using nothing but a brush. The process basically goes like this.

Firstly, the dry cleaners tag your clothing along with other customers’ clothing.

Secondly, the professionals have the laundry tucked into a specialised dry cleaning machine that cleans using “perc” which is then recycled for the next round for conservation purposes.

Lastly, once the process has been completed, the laundry is taken out to be pressed. They are good to go after that!

Dry Cleaning Process

So, why bother going to a dry cleaning laundry outlet?

Different fabric and textile commands different approaches and treatment when it comes to cleaning them. If you dump a $1,000 silk shirt into your home washing machine, even the almighty can’t save your shirt. That’s when dry cleaning comes in the picture. Dry cleaning is ideal for delicate items like silk fabrics, velvets that has a fabric construct that doesn’t seem to be able to handle rapid spinning and rotation. Wool for instance, is definitely not something you would want to have cleaned at home or at a regular laundromat. Wool requires special handling.

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Laundry Myth #14: Any Stain Can Be Removed At Home

You can always try but we would advise you to save yourself the trouble and have it handled by a professional. You save time, you save effort, you avoid destroying your favourite pair of jeans and above all, you can have a peace of mind!

Washing Workout Gear – RIGHT & WRONG

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Just like your favourite office shirts that requires proper attention in cleaning, washing workout gears also need more attention in the laundry process. Most of the times, people paid a lot of attention in searching for hi-performance workout attire with lots of beneficiary characteristics. However, very little pay attention on how to take care of them after their usage.

RIGHT – Air drying your shoes

air dry shoes

Instead of tossing your sport shoes directly into dryer machine, it is more recommended to air dry them. Dryer machine will ruin the fabric, as your shoes will keep on banging around in the dryer, makes you wonder whether your shoes can survive or not.
Also, dryer sheets will leave a residue on your clothing, where this residues will trap dirt and sweat in the pores of the fabric, causing bad odors and textures on the fabric.

RIGHT – Wash with cold water

cold wash

Most of the time, it is advisable to use warm or hot water to wash a really smelly clothes, only if they are cottons. But for this case, workout attire is made with performance fabrics, which are entirely different matter.
Generally, performance fabrics are recommended to be wash using a cold wash. With that in mind, it is important to use a detergent that is meant for a cold wash. Furthermore, cold wash cycle use less energy, hence it is a more eco-friendly choice.

 

RIGHT – Use powder detergent

detergent powder

Powder detergent is ideal for general wash-day loads. It is effective in lifting out everyday stains as well as ground-in dirt. Plus, powder detergent is more gentle yet effective in removing soil and dirt on the fabric surface without leaving behind residue, better than liquid detergent.

WRONG – Wash together with clothes that has zippers

zippers clothing

Zippers can rip or tear apart your performance fabric during the wash cycle, hence reducing the life of your sport apparel. Keep this in mind when washing workout gears by always washing them separately with the zippers, so you can keep your attire looks new and longer lasting.

WRONG – Washing together with towels

towels

Towels, or any other rough fabric such as denims can rubs against your performance fabric in the wash. This action will cause ripping and fraying, which will also reduced the usability age of your workout gears. Extend your performance gears lifespan by washing them separately from towels and denims in the washer.

WRONG – Use fabric softener 

fabric softener

Many types of athletic wear have wicking technology to absorb sweat from your skin and keep you cool when you’re working out. If you use fabric softener on these garments, it’ll leave a coating that will prevent them from wicking.

Laundry – A Reason For Break Up?

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Often we heard about couples quarreling about their personal life, but do you know it might include the topic of doing laundry? Since they live in under the same roof and in the same room, it is natural that they will have arguments in this kind of matter.

laundry-reason-for-breakup

Sometimes, too much workload on one person is bad. The same goes for house chores of couples. Most of the time, man generally think that it is the woman job to wash the dishes and clothes. All the house chores belong to the wife, and husband job is just to work and rest. This is the point where arguments are caused due to overload of chores. In such cases, both the partners are trying to point their fingers at each other and in doing so they are indirectly fighting.

laundry-reason-for-breakup

“My shirts are not going to dry on its own, I need it by tomorrow!”

Arguing over a same thing repeatedly is, of course, pointless. But this is where one fifth of couples get stuck. Once you’re deeply engaged in the battle of whose turn it was to take out and hang the wet clothes from washer, it is hard to cool it down. No matter who “wins”, everyone loses in the end, and no laundry would get proper drying.

Dispute over cleaning issues in a household can be the final straw. House cleaning has been rated second most common reason for quarrels after financial issues. We all know how bad it would be to quarrel over money, how about the second worst?

Speaking of dreadful habits that a partner might have, bad cleaning habits is just a step away from the worst, which is bad hygiene. Pretty sure nobody would like to have their partner smells bad, or even not brushing up their teeth. Cleaning habits works the same, no person can stand of someone who is not even bother doing washing and cleaning.

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As people aged, generally, their sense of responsibility also improves over time. Most of the older people tend to have a good cleaning habits compare to the younger people, which still having problem synchronizing their cleaning routine.

laundry-reason-for-breakup

The child is considered to be a proof of love in a married couple’s life, but sometimes it is this little kid that become the reason for most of their disagreements. Truth is, children will only end up wearing a few outfits on a daily basis. They don’t like change, but they have high tendency to mess up their own clothes. In average, they would at least need to change their clothes three times a day, not including the one they use for playing outside.

Additionally, they function in a certain pattern. For them, clothing doesn’t belong to drawer or laundry basket, so it ends up on the floor. A garment on the floor is by definition dirty! So it is not weird if couples would struggle in this case.

laundry-reason-for-breakup

Often, even the smallest matter create trouble between partners. In the case of married couples, laundry can be an important issue since both of them living in the same house and the same room. While woman for instance would want everything to be clean, neatly arranged and everything is in proper place, man might be different.

Most of the time, man would be much more carefree about this cleaning issues, and would leave their clothes scattered around the room. This could be the point where the argument starts, and the rest would be like usual daily quarrel.

laundry-reason-for-breakup

It is unarguably true that women have a better tendency to excel in laundry better than men could. While there is up and down in between both gender, toleration between both parties is a must in order to resolve the problem at hand effectively. Laundry is not an easy chores, but with cooperation from both side, the task will go smoothly without needs to quarrel.

Laundry During Haze: How To Deal With It

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How much do you know about doing laundry during haze? Do you know that haze can bring negative effect not only to your health, but also to your laundry? Many people has no idea how dreadful it is to do laundry during hazy day, not only because there is barely any sunlight, but also the dust itself.

burnt smell

“Is there any problems drying my laundry during haze day?”

Unless you are fine with a strong burnt smell on your clothes, it is a big NO to hang your clothes outdoor during haze attack. Smoke particles will settle on your laundry, resulting in the burnt smell. Not only that, the small particles also tend to attract growth of bacteria, which can lead to allergy.

hanging clothes

“My laundry won’t dry if I hang them indoor, what to do?”

 Trust me, dryer machine is your best friend during the hazy day. This is the real lifesaver as you can easily dry your clothes in your home without exposing it to the outdoor haze.

close window haze

“Close the window please, its getting smelly here”

Do you know that haze can bring negative effect not only to your health, but also to your laundry? Many people has no idea how dreadful it is to do laundry during hazy day, not only because there is barely any sunlight, but also the dust itself.

fabric spray

“Spray Febreze lah, easy”

Febreze is your life saver when the haze hits, as it easily removes odors on clothes, or even your furniture. So just in case that you still find your clothes have a smoky smells even after being dried indoors, there is always Febreze to removes this odor.

6 Facts About Laundry Detergent

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Laundry detergent, or often referred as washing powder, is a type of cleaning agent that is added for cleaning laundry. From ancient times, chemical additives were used to facilitate the mechanical washing of clothing with water. The Italians used a mix of sulfur and water with charcoal to clean cloth. Egyptians added ashes and silicates to soften water. In our modern day, we utilize enzyme in laundry cleaning. But how much did you know the effects of laundry detergent brings in our daily life?

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What Are The Biggest Laundry Dryer Mistakes That People Often Do

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Easiest way to dry up your clothes is by using the laundry dryer machine, but it is not always as simple as you thought it could be.

Learn about what kind of dryer mistakes that people make and how to overcome the problem.

Mistake #1 Overloading The Dryer

overloading

“Just drag everything from your washer into the machine lah..”

YES, you are advised to use dryer at full loads instead of drying only few clothes. BUT, be mindful that not to overload your dryer.

Always bear in mind to not overloading the dryer with extra loads, you might damage the dryer belt. Plus, too many clothes will make the whole drying process slower and might induce more wrinkles.

Mistake #2 Mixing Wet Clothing With Partially Dry Load

wet and dry clothes

“Aiyo, this shirt is still wet. Oh well, dry in one go also can ah”

This is a BIG NO, since mixing wet clothes with a partially dry load can confuse the moisture detector, resulting in over and under dried clothes.

Separate both of them before drying with the dryer, or you can also hang the wet clothes till it partially dry and dry them together in one go.

Mistake #3 Dump Clothes Straight Away From Washer Into Dryer

shake clothes

“I’m gonna pull out this lumps of wet clothing directly into dryer, easy”

It might seems a bit time consuming, but shaking out your garments as you draw them from the washer can help avert wrinkles and reduce the drying time.

Doing this will prevent them from staying in a wet ball, and you’ll be far less likely to end up with wet or damp clothes at the end of your laundry cycle.

Mistake #4 Keeping The Dryer Door Open

heat came out

“Just let it open, I’m going to put the next load after this”

AVOID doing this. Every time the door is opened, you’re letting out hot air to escapes which will increase time to the drying cycle.

To avoid heat loss, put the next load in before the dryer cools from the first load. That way the dryer does not have to heat back up again.

Mistake #5 Over Drying Clothes

take out and shake

“I’m gonna let the laundry dry inside the machine, will take them out later”

In order to avoid wrinkles, take out your clothes as soon as the drying process finished. Give them a shake, and fold or hang them up to avoid wrinkles.

Over-drying your clothes also sets in wrinkles and stiffen fabrics. Avoid doing it by setting the drying cycle to automatic so that the dryer will automatically turn off after its done.

Washing Bathroom Towels: What Should You Know

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bathroom towels

Why should I wash bathroom towels?

Did you know that every time you use your dry towel to wipe off your body, it also scrape off dead skin cells. With all those dead skin cells collected on the fibers of your towels, without doubt the towel will get dirtier in times. Plus, wet towels attract the growth of bacteria and mold.

Washing towels once every week is recommended to maintain good hygiene and freshness of the fabric itself. A properly cleaned towels will stay free from mildew for longer time, saving you money to buy a new one.

towel mildew

How often should I wash my towels?

Depending on your location, if you live in a damp climate where mildew growth rapidly, you should wash your towels every few days. However, it is recommended to wash used towels once per week. Towels get dirtier faster when you use them more than once per day.

towels wash

So how do I wash them?

The best way to wash your bathroom towels is to wash them on at least a warm water setting. If your towels have a light or white color, use hot water. Else if they have a dark color, use warm water instead, as hot water can make them bleed.

If possible, make sure to separate the towels with clothing as towels have tendency to absorb color of other fabrics. Also, by separating towels from clothing will prevent your clothing from being exposed to stains or bacteria.

Make sure you’re not using too much detergent while washing. More detergent does not means better for the towels. In fact, it can make your towels feeling more rough and scratchy. Furthermore, excess detergent can breed bacteria over time.

towel hanging

How should I dry my towels?

Just hang the towels up to dry. It is important to hang it up in an area with good air flow, away from moisture or steam. Spread it up so that each part of the towel can dry evenly. Never hang one damp towel over another, each of them needs to be expose fully to air for proper drying.

226 Stain Removal Guides

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We have put together a comprehensive guide of 226 stain removal solutions and hopefully it covers a wide enough range of stains that you you come across on a daily basis. Simply “CLICK” on one of the stains and it will show you the specific stain removal instructions immediately. Enjoy and hope it helps. =)

adhesive tape
Adhesive Tape

after shave lotionAfter Shave Lotion

airplane glueAirplane Glue

alcoholic beveragesAlcoholic Beverages

antiperspirant

Antiperspirant

applesAntiperspirant

ashesAshes

asphaltAsphalt

auto waxAuto Wax

automotive greaseAutomobile Grease

automotive oilAutomotive Oil

baby foodBaby Food

baby formulaBaby Formula

baby oilBaby Oil

bananasBananas

barbecue sauceBarbecue Sauce

beerBeer

beetsBeets

berriesBerries

bird droppingBird Droppings

black walnutBlack Walnut

bleachBleach

bloodBlood

blueberryBlueberry

blueingBluing

blusher makeupBlusher Makeup

broccoliBroccoli

butterButter

cake frostingCake Frosting

calamine lotionCalamine Lotion

candle waxCandle Wax

candyCandy

car waxCar Wax

carrotCarrot

castor oilCastor Oil

catsupCatsup

chalkChalk

charcoalCharcoal

cheeseCheese

cherryCherry

chewing gumChewing Gum

child's drink mixChild’s Drink Mix

chili sauceChili Sauce

chocolateChocolate

clay stainsClay Stains

cod liver oilCod Liver Oil

coffee no creamCoffee (no Cream)

coffee with creamCoffee (with Cream)

cokeCola

collarCollar/Cuff Soil

cologne perfumeCologne and Perfume

concealerConcealer (makeup)

contact glueContact Glue

cooking oilCooking Oil

corn syrupCorn Syrup

correction fluidCorrection FLuid

cosmeticsCosmetics

cheeseCottage Cheese

cough syrupCough Syrup

cranberry juiceCranberry Juice

crayonCrayon

creamCream

cream soupCream Soups

curryCurry

deodorantDeodorant

dirtDirt

dye transferDye Transfer

dye (not red)Dyes (not red)

egg whiteEgg White

egg yolkEgg Yolk

epoxy glueEpoxy Glue

eye dropsEye Drops

eye shadowEye Shadow

eyelinerEyeliner

fabric dye (except red)Fabric Dye (except red)

fabric dye redFabric Dye (red)

fabric softenerFabric Softener

face powderFace Powder

feacesFaeces and Excrement

felt tip markerFelt Tip Marker

felt tip penFelt-tip Pen

felt tip water color penFelt-tip Water Color Pen

fish slimeFish Slime

flavoured drinkFlavoured Drink

floor waxFloor Wax

food coloringFood Coloring (except red)

food coloringFood Coloring red

fruitsFruits

fruit juiceFruit Juices

fruit punchFruit Punch

furniture polishFurniture Polish, Wax

gasolineGasoline

gelatinGelatin

grape juiceGrape Juice

graphiteGraphite

grassGrass

gravyGravy

greaseGrease

hair conditionerHair Conditioner

hair dyeHair Dye black

hair dyeHair Dye red

hair gelHair Gel

hair oilHair Oil

hair sprayHair Spray

hand lotionHand Lotion

honeyHoney

ice creamIce Cream

india inkIndia Ink

inkInk(fountain)

red inkInk (red)

iodineIodine

jamJam/Jelly/Preserves

laquerLacquer

lardLard

lemon juiceLemon Juice

lighter fluidLighter Fluid

lime juiceLime Juice

lipstickLipstick/Lipbalm

lotionLotion

machine oilMachine/Mineral Oil

makeupMakeup (water based)

makeupMakeup (oil based)

mangoMango

maple syrupMaple Syrup

margarineMargarine

mascaraMascara (makeup)

mayonnaiseMayonnaise

medicineMedicine (alcohol based)

medicineMedicine (oil based)

melonMelon

mercurochromeMercurochrome

mildewMildew

milkMilk

mixed drinksMixed Drinks

molassesMolasses

motor oilMotor Oil

mouthwashMouthwash

mucousMucous

mudMud

mustardMustard

nail polishNail Polish

nail polish removerNail Polish Remover

nose dropsNose Drops

ointmentOintment, Salve

olive oilOlive Oil

onionOnion

orange juiceOrange Juice

stain__0092_148Paint (oil based)

paintPaint (water based)

peachesPeaches

peanut butterPeanut Butter

peanut oilPeanut Oil

pearsPears

pencilPencil

perfumePerfume

perspirationPerspiration

petroleum jellyPetroleum Jelly

pine resinPine Resin

playdoughPlaydough

pollenPollen

mashed potatoMashed Potatoes

puddingPudding

puttyPutty

raspberryRaspberry

red dyeRed Dye

relishRelish

rubber cementRubber Cement

rustRust

salad dressingSalad Dressing

salsaSalsa

sapSap

school glueSchool Glue

scorchScorch

shaving creamShaving Cream

sherbetSherbet

shoe dyeShoe Dye

shoe polishShoe Polish

shorteningShortening

smokeSmoke

soft drinksSoft Drinks

sootSoot

stain__0058_182Soups Containing Meat

soupSoup Containing Vegetables

sour creamSour Cream

soy sauceSoy Sauce

spaghetti sauceSpaghetti Sauce

squashSquash

stampStamp Pad Ink (except red/yellow)

stamp pad inkStamp Pad Ink (red)

starchStarch

steak sauceSteak Sauce

strawberryStrawberry

sunscreenSunscreen (oil based)

stain__0046_194Suntan Lotion (oil based)

sunscreenSuntan/screen Cream

super glueSuper Glue

sweet potatoSweet Potato

tape residueTape Residue

tarTar

teaTea

tempera paintTempera Paint

tobaccoTobacco

tomato juiceTomato Juice

tomato productTomato-based Product

tonerToner

toothpasteToothpaste

sapTree Sap

unknownUnknown / Mystery

urineUrine

vegetable oilVegetable Oil

vinegarVinegar (with color)

vomitVomit

washable inkWashable Ink

water spotsWater Spots

water based glueWater-based Glue

watercolor paintWatercolor Paint (except red/yellow)

water color paintWatercolor Paint (red)

waxWax

whiskeyWhiskey

white glueWhite Glue / School Paste

wineWine

worchestshire sauceWorcestershire Sauce

yellowingYellow Dye

yellow dyeYellowing

yogurtYogurt

zucchiniZucchini

  

adhesive tape
Adhesive Tape

antiperspirant

Antiperspirant

auto waxAuto Wax

baby formulaBaby Formula

beerBeer

black walnutBlack Walnut

blueingBluing

cake frostingCake Frosting

car waxCar Wax

chalkChalk

chewing gumChewing Gum

clay stainsClay Stains

cokeCola

contact glueContact Glue

cosmeticsCosmetics

crayonCrayon

deodorantDeodorant

egg whiteEgg White

eye shadowEye Shadow

fabric softenerFabric Softener

felt tip penFelt-tip Pen

floor waxFloor Wax

fruit juiceFruit Juices

gelatinGelatin

gravyGravy

hair dyeHair Dye red

hand lotionHand Lotion

inkInk(fountain)

laquerLacquer

lime juiceLime Juice

makeupMakeup (water based)

margarineMargarine

medicineMedicine (oil based)

milkMilk

mouthwashMouthwash

nail polishNail Polish

olive oilOlive Oil

paintPaint (water based)

pearsPears

petroleum jellyPetroleum Jelly

mashed potatoMashed Potatoes

red dyeRed Dye

salad dressingSalad Dressing

scorchScorch

shoe polishShoe Polish

sootSoot

soy sauceSoy Sauce

stamp pad inkStamp Pad Ink (red)

sunscreenSunscreen (oil based)

sweet potatoSweet Potato

tempera paintTempera Paint

tonerToner

urineUrine

washable inkWashable Ink

water color paintWatercolor Paint (red)

wineWine

yogurtYogurt

after shave lotionAfter Shave Lotion

applesAntiperspirant

automotive greaseAutomobile Grease

baby oilBaby Oil

beetsBeets

bleachBleach

blusher makeupBlusher Makeup

calamine lotionCalamine Lotion

carrotCarrot

charcoalCharcoal

child's drink mixChild’s Drink Mix

cod liver oilCod Liver Oil

collarCollar/Cuff Soil

cooking oilCooking Oil

cheeseCottage Cheese

creamCream

dirtDirt

egg yolkEgg Yolk

eyelinerEyeliner

face powderFace Powder

felt tip water color penFelt-tip Water Color Pen

food coloringFood Coloring (except red)

fruit punchFruit Punch

grape juiceGrape Juice

greaseGrease

hair gelHair Gel

honeyHoney

red inkInk (red)

lardLard

lipstickLipstick/Lipbalm

makeupMakeup (oil based)

mascaraMascara (makeup)

melonMelon

mixed drinksMixed Drinks

mucousMucous

nail polish removerNail Polish Remover

onionOnion

peachesPeaches

pencilPencil

pine resinPine Resin

puddingPudding

relishRelish

salsaSalsa

shaving creamShaving Cream

shorteningShortening

stain__0058_182Soups Containing Meat

spaghetti sauceSpaghetti Sauce

starchStarch

stain__0046_194Suntan Lotion (oil based)

tape residueTape Residue

tobaccoTobacco

toothpasteToothpaste

vegetable oilVegetable Oil

water spotsWater Spots

waxWax

worchestshire sauceWorcestershire Sauce

zucchiniZucchini

airplane glueAirplane Glue

ashesAshes

automotive oilAutomotive Oil

bananasBananas

berriesBerries

bloodBlood

broccoliBroccoli

candle waxCandle Wax

castor oilCastor Oil

cheeseCheese

chili sauceChili Sauce

coffee no creamCoffee (no Cream)

cologne perfumeCologne and Perfume

corn syrupCorn Syrup

cough syrupCough Syrup

cream soupCream Soups

dye transferDye Transfer

epoxy glueEpoxy Glue

fabric dye (except red)Fabric Dye (except red)

feacesFaeces and Excrement

fish slimeFish Slime

food coloringFood Coloring red

furniture polishFurniture Polish, Wax

graphiteGraphite

hair conditionerHair Conditioner

hair oilHair Oil

ice creamIce Cream

iodineIodine

lemon juiceLemon Juice

lotionLotion

mangoMango

mayonnaiseMayonnaise

mercurochromeMercurochrome

molassesMolasses

mudMud

nose dropsNose Drops

orange juiceOrange Juice

peanut butterPeanut Butter

perfumePerfume

playdoughPlaydough

puttyPutty

rubber cementRubber Cement

sapSap

sherbetSherbet

smokeSmoke

soupSoup Containing Vegetables

squashSquash

steak sauceSteak Sauce

sunscreenSuntan/screen Cream

tarTar

tomato juiceTomato Juice

sapTree Sap

vinegarVinegar (with color)

water based glueWater-based Glue

whiskeyWhiskey

yellowingYellow Dye

alcoholic beveragesAlcoholic Beverages

asphaltAsphalt

baby foodBaby Food

barbecue sauceBarbecue Sauce

bird droppingBird Droppings

blueberryBlueberry

butterButter

candyCandy

catsupCatsup

cherryCherry

chocolateChocolate

coffee with creamCoffee (with Cream)

concealerConcealer (makeup)

correction fluidCorrection FLuid

cranberry juiceCranberry Juice

curryCurry

dye (not red)Dyes (not red)

eye dropsEye Drops

fabric dye redFabric Dye (red)

felt tip markerFelt Tip Marker

flavoured drinkFlavoured Drink

fruitsFruits

gasolineGasoline

grassGrass

hair dyeHair Dye black

hair sprayHair Spray

india inkIndia Ink

jamJam/Jelly/Preserves

lighter fluidLighter Fluid

machine oilMachine/Mineral Oil

maple syrupMaple Syrup

medicineMedicine (alcohol based)

mildewMildew

motor oilMotor Oil

mustardMustard

ointmentOintment, Salve

stain__0092_148Paint (oil based)

peanut oilPeanut Oil

perspirationPerspiration

pollenPollen

raspberryRaspberry

rustRust

school glueSchool Glue

shoe dyeShoe Dye

soft drinksSoft Drinks

sour creamSour Cream

stampStamp Pad Ink (except red/yellow)

strawberryStrawberry

super glueSuper Glue

teaTea

tomato productTomato-based Product

unknownUnknown / Mystery

vomitVomit

watercolor paintWatercolor Paint (except red/yellow)

white glueWhite Glue / School Paste

yellow dyeYellowing

 

Stain Removal For adhesive tape

Adhesive Tape

  1. Pour pretreatment laundry stain removers onto the stained area and wait for a minute or two until it penetrates the stain. Rub heavy-duty detergent on stubborn stains. Wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach in case that the color stain remains, or you can opt for oxygen bleach, either or works well.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain with an absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For after shave lotion

After Shave Lotion

  1. Any excess material must be removed first before proceeding further.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart of lukewarm (or simply just at 35 degrees) water, one-half teaspoon of liquid dish washing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rubbing it from the back.
  4. Use the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Use enzyme products, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For airplane glue

Airplane Glue

  1. Use laundry stain removers and saturate the stained area. After the product penetrates the stain, launder immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For alcoholic beverages

Alcoholic Beverages

  1. Create a mixture of mixture of one quart of lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon white vinegar, and soak for 15 minutes. After that rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing liquor, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Smear until the fluid is ingested.
  4. Redo the first two steps until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent.

 

Stain Removal For antiperspirant

Antiperspirant

  1. Scrape off the excess.
  2. Drench for 15 minutes in blend of 1 quart tepid (about 40 degrees celcius) water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon ammonia.
  3. Rub tenderly from back to loosen up the stains.
  4. Drench for an additional 15 minutes with the above blend. Rinse afterwards.
  5. Soak protein stain in enzyme product for no less than 30 minutes. Soak aged stains for a few hours. Wash.
  6. In the event that shading stain stays, wash, utilizing chlorine dye if alright for fabric, or with oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For apples

Apples

  1. Splash the stained area for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with alcohol, utilize light movements from focus to edge of stain.
  3. Splash for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak items.
  4. On the off chance that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if alright for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For ashes

Ashes

  1. Utilizing a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For asphalt

Asphalt

  1. Soak area with pretreatment laundry stain remover (aerosol type work better on oily stains) Wait one moment for solvent to enter the stain. For unyielding stains, rub with heavy-duty detergent solvent. Wash quickly.
  2. On the off chance that shading stain remains, drench/wash in chlorine bleach if ok for fabric, or in oxygen bleach.
  3. For additional substantial stains, apply cleaning solvent to back of the stain over permeable paper towels. Let dry, wash. Continue as above.

 

Stain Removal For auto wax

Auto Wax

  1. Immerse area with pretreatment clothing stain remover (aerosol types work better on oily stains) Wait one moment for solvent to enter the stain. For headstrong stains, rub with heavy-duty liquid cleanser. Wash quickly.
  2. On the off chance that shading stain remains, douse/wash in chlorine bleach if alright for fabric, or in oxygen bleach.
  3. For additional heavy stains, apply cleaning solvent to back of the stain over retentive paper towels. Let dry, rinse. Continue as above.

 

Stain Removal For automotive grease

Automobile Grease

  1. Soak area with pretreatment clothing stain remover (aerosol types work better on oily stains) Wait one moment for solvent to infiltrate the stain. For adamant stains, rub with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash instantly.
  2. On the off chance that shading stain remains, splash/wash in chlorine bleach if alright for fabric, or in oxygen bleach.
  3. For additional substantial stains, apply cleaning solvent to back of the stain over spongy paper towels. Let dry, flush. Continue as above.

 

Stain Removal For automotive oil

Automotive Oil

  1. Soak area with pretreatment clothing stain remover (aerosol types work better on oily stains) Wait one moment for solvent to infiltrate the stain. For unyielding stains, rub with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash quickly.
  2. On the off chance that shading stain remains, splash/wash in chlorine bleach if alright for fabric, or in oxygen bleach.
  3. For additional substantial stains, apply cleaning solvent to back of the stain over spongy paper towels. Let dry, flush. Continue as above.

 

Stain Removal For baby food

Baby Food

  1. Scratch off excess material.
  2. Drench for 15 minutes in blend of 1 quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon ammonia.
  3. Rub delicately from back to extricate stain.
  4. Soak for an additional 15 minutes in above blend. Rinse.
  5. Soak protein stain in enzyme product for no less than 30 minutes. Drench protein stains for a few hours. Wash.
  6. On the off chance that shading stain stays, wash, utilizing chlorine bleach if ok for fabric, or with oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For baby formula

Baby Formula

  1. Scratch off excess material.
  2. Drench for 15 minutes in blend of 1 quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon ammonia.
  3. Rub delicately from back to extricate stain.
  4. Soak for an additional 15 minutes in above blend. Rinse.
  5. Soak protein stain in enzyme product for no less than 30 minutes. Drench protein stains for a few hours. Wash.
  6. On the off chance that shading stain stays, wash, utilizing chlorine bleach if ok for fabric, or with oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For baby oil

Baby Oil

  1. Soak area with pretreatment clothing stain remover (aerosol types work better on oily stains) Wait one moment for solvent to infiltrate the stain. For unyielding stains, rub with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash quickly.
  2. On the off chance that shading stain remains, splash/wash in chlorine bleach if alright for fabric, or in oxygen bleach.
  3. For additional substantial stains, apply cleaning solvent to back of the stain over spongy paper towels. Let dry, flush. Continue as above.

 

Stain Removal For bananas

Bananas

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For barbecue sauce

Barbeque Sauce

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For beer

Beer

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For beets

Beets

  1. Blend one teaspoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with some cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes or is no more assimilated into the fabric.
  5. On the off chance that the stain remains, blend one tablespoon of ammonia with some cool water.
  6. Wipe the stain with the ammonia solution.
  7. Smear until the fluid is absorbed.
  8. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry

 

Stain Removal For berries

Berries

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For bird dropping

Bird Droppings

  1. Blend one teaspoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with some cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes or is no more assimilated into the fabric.
  5. On the off chance that the stain remains, blend one tablespoon of ammonia with some cool water.
  6. Wipe the stain with the ammonia solution.
  7. Smear until the fluid is absorbed.
  8. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry

 

Stain Removal For black walnut

Black Walnut

  1. Wipe the stain with water.
  2. Apply a couple drops of dishwashing cleanser in water and include a couple drops of white vinegar.
  3. Spread with paper toweling damped with cleanser solvent and vinegar. Let stand 5 minutes.
  4. In the event that fabric is solid enough, tamp with brush or spoon.
  5. Soak with water.
  6. Rehash until no more stain is removed.
  7. Bleach to remove all hints of stain.
  8. Apply bleach solution – 1 teaspoon of bleach and 1 tablespoon of water by drops. Try not to utilize chlorine solutions on fleece, spandex or silk. Apply for 2 minutes.
  9. Flush with water after every bleach application.
  10. Apply vinegar solution (2/3 cups water to 1/3 glass white vinegar) to remove excess chlorine. Flush with water.

 

Stain Removal For bleach

Bleach

  1. Blend one teaspoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with some cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes or is no more assimilated into the fabric.
  5. On the off chance that the stain remains, blend one tablespoon of white vinegar with some cool water. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  6. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry

 

Stain Removal For blood

Blood

  1. Scratch off excess material.
  2. Drench for 15 minutes in blend of 1 quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon ammonia.
  3. Rub delicately from back to extricate stain.
  4. Soak for an additional 15 minutes in above blend. Rinse.
  5. Soak protein stain in enzyme product for no less than 30 minutes. Drench protein stains for a few hours. Wash.
  6. On the off chance that shading stain stays, wash, utilizing chlorine bleach if ok for fabric, or with oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For blueberry

Blueberry

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For blueing

Bluing

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For blusher makeup

Blusher Makeup

  1. Utilizing a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the dry cleaning solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For broccoli

Broccoli

  1. Blend one teaspoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with some cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes or is no more assimilated into the fabric.
  5. On the off chance that the stain remains, blend one tablespoon of white vinegar with some cool water. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  6. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry

 

Stain Removal For butter

Butter

  1. Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the stain. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, and afterward vacuum.
  2. Utilizing a clean white material, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  3. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  4. Rehash Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For cake frosting

Cake Frosting

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For calamine lotion

Calamine Lotion

  1. Soak area with pretreatment clothing stain remover (aerosol types work better on oily stains) Wait one moment for solvent to infiltrate the stain. For persistent stains, rub with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash promptly.
  2. In the event that shading stain remains, douse/wash in chlorine bleach if alright for fabric, or in oxygen bleach.
  3. For additional heavy stains, apply cleaning solvent to back of the stain over retentive paper towels. Let dry, flush. Continue as above.

 

Stain Removal For candle wax

Candle Wax

  1. Spread brown paper, (for example, grocery bag) or a terry cloth towel over the area and iron with the setting on “Warm.” The wax will be consumed into the paper or towel.
  2. By using alcohol or cleaning solvent, remove any trace of wax.

 

Stain Removal For candy

Candy

  1. Blot up as much of the stain as is possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife. A wet vacuum is useful if a large quantity of liquid was spilled.
  2. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.
  3. Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
  4. Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
  5. If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no rinsing is necessary. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.

 

Stain Removal For car wax

Car Wax

  1. Soak area with pretreatment clothing stain remover (aerosol types work better on oily stains) Wait one moment for solvent to infiltrate the stain. For persistent stains, rub with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash promptly.
  2. In the event that shading stain remains, douse/wash in chlorine bleach if alright for fabric, or in oxygen bleach.
  3. For additional heavy stains, apply cleaning solvent to back of the stain over retentive paper towels. Let dry, flush. Continue as above.

 

Stain Removal For carrot

Carrot

  1. Blend one teaspoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with some cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes or is no more assimilated into the fabric.
  5. Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For castor oil

Castor Oil

  1. Soak area with pretreatment clothing stain remover (aerosol types work better on oily stains) Wait one moment for solvent to infiltrate the stain. For persistent stains, rub with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash promptly.
  2. In the event that shading stain remains, douse/wash in chlorine bleach if alright for fabric, or in oxygen bleach.
  3. For additional heavy stains, apply cleaning solvent to back of the stain over retentive paper towels. Let dry, flush. Continue as above.

 

Stain Removal For catsup

Catsup

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For chalk

Chalk

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.
  6. vacuum up as much as possible.

 

Stain Removal For charcoal

Charcoal

    li>Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of warm water.

  1. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  2. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  3. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  4. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.
  5. vacuum up as much as possible.

 

Stain Removal For cheese

Cheese

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For cherry

Cherry

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For chewing gum

Chewing Gum

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, launder immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For child's drink mix

Child’s Drink Mix

  1. Smear up as much of the stain as is possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife. A wet vacuum is useful if a large quantity of liquid was spilled.
  2. If spot has dried, saturate the tufts in the affected area with tap water (do not over wet). Allow to remain for about 1 minute and blot. If the spot is being removed using water, continue until the spot is completely removed. Blot dry and apply the paper towels and brick. If the stain is not completely removed, continue.
  3. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.
  4. Wash with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
  5. Splash lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
  6. If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no rinsing is necessary. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.

 

Stain Removal For chili sauce

Chili Sauce

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, launder immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For chocolate

Chocolate

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, launder immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For clay stains

Clay Stains

  1. Lay a clean towel on a flat work surface so you don’t transfer the red clay dirt stains from the baseball uniform to your work surface.
  2. Dampen the location of the red clay dirt stain on your baseball uniform. Squirt liquid dishwashing detergent onto the stain to cover it. Rub the detergent into the red clay dirt stain and allow it to sit overnight.
  3. An old toothbrush acts as a small scrub brush for stain removal.
  4. Wash your baseball uniform according to directions. If the red clay dirt stain is still present or partially present after washing, tackle it with a paste of equal parts dishwasher detergent and water. Scrub the dishwasher detergent paste into the red clay dirt stain using an old toothbrush.
  5. Allow the dishwasher detergent paste to remain on the stain on your baseball uniform for two to three hours. Wash your uniform again in the washing machine.
  6. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent and ammonia to tackle really stubborn red clay dirt stains. Allow the paste to sit for 10 minutes, and then wash as usual.

 

Stain Removal For cod liver oil

Cod Liver Oil

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For coffee no cream

Coffee (no Cream)

  1. Create a mixture of mixture of one quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon white vinegar, and soak for 15 minutes. After that rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing liquor, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  4. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For coffee with cream

Coffee (with Cream)

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For coke

Cola

  1. Smudge with a white paper towel to remove as much of the stain as possible, then neutralize with a white vinegar solution (1/3 cup WHITE vinegar in 2/3 cup of water). Saturate spot with white vinegar solution, using a spray bottle and blot to remove excess moisture.
  2. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.
  3. Wash with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
  4. Splash lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
  5. If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no rinsing is necessary. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.

 

Stain Removal For collar

Collar/Cuff Soil

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For cologne perfume

Cologne and Perfume

  1. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  4. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For concealer

Concealer (makeup)

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For contact glue

Contact Glue

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For cooking oil

Cooking Oil

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For corn syrup

Corn Syrup

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For correction fluid

Correction Fluid

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For cosmetics

Cosmetics

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For cheese

Cottage Cheese

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For cough syrup

Cough Syrup

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For cranberry juice

Cranberry Juice

  1. Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol.
  2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the vinegar/alcohol solution.
  3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears.

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Stain Removal For crayon

Crayon

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For cream

Cream

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For cream soup

Cream Soups

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For curry

Curry

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. If the stain remains, mix one teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water. (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia – fumes are hazardous)
  5. Wipe the stain with the detergent/ammonia solution. Leave it on the stain for at least 30 minutes, smudging every five minutes with a clean white cloth and more solution.
  6. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For deodorant

Deodorant

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For dirt

Dirt

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For dye transfer

Dye Transfer

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For dye (not red)

Dyes (not red)

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. If the stain remains, mix one teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water. (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia – fumes are hazardous)
  5. Wipe the stain with the detergent/ammonia solution. Leave it on the stain for at least 30 minutes, smudging every five minutes with a clean white cloth and more solution.
  6. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For egg white

Egg White

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For egg yolk

Egg Yolk

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For epoxy glue

Epoxy Glue

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For eye drops

Eye Drops

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For eye shadow

Eye Shadow

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For eyeliner

Eyeliner

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For fabric dye (except red)

Fabric Dye (except red)

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For fabric dye red

Fabric Dye (red)

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For fabric softener

Fabric Softener

  1. Rub stained area with bar soap – (Ivory) and launder as usual.
  2. Repeat if necessary.
  3. To prevent stains, dilute softener before using.

 

Stain Removal For face powder

Face Powder

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For feaces

Faeces and Excrement

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For felt tip marker

Felt Tip Marker

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For felt tip pen

Felt-tip Pen

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For felt tip water color pen

Felt-tip Water Color Pen

  1. Create a mixture of mixture of one quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon white vinegar, and soak for 15 minutes. After that rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing liquor, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Smear until the fluid is ingested.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent.

 

Stain Removal For fish slime

Fish Slime

  1. Scratch off excess material.
  2. Drench for 15 minutes in blend of 1 quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon ammonia.
  3. Rub delicately from back to extricate stain.
  4. Soak for an additional 15 minutes in above blend. Rinse.
  5. Soak protein stain in enzyme product for no less than 30 minutes. Drench protein stains for a few hours. Wash.
  6. On the off chance that shading stain stays, wash, utilizing chlorine bleach if ok for fabric, or with oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For flavoured drink

Flavoured Drink

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For floor wax

Floor Wax

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For food coloring

Food Coloring (except red)

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For food coloring

Food Coloring red

  1. Scratch off excess material.
  2. Drench for 15 minutes in blend of 1 quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon ammonia.
  3. Rub delicately from back to extricate stain.
  4. Soak for an additional 15 minutes in above blend. Rinse.
  5. Soak protein stain in enzyme product for no less than 30 minutes. Drench protein stains for a few hours. Wash.
  6. On the off chance that shading stain stays, wash, utilizing chlorine bleach if ok for fabric, or with oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For fruits

Fruits

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For fruit juice

Fruit Juices

  1. Create a mixture of mixture of one quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon white vinegar, and soak for 15 minutes. After that rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing liquor, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Smear until the fluid is ingested.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent.

 

Stain Removal For fruit punch

Fruit Punch

  1. Mix one teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water. (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia – fumes are hazardous)
  2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent/ammonia solution
  3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.
  5. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water.
  6. Sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution.
  7. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  8. Repeat Steps 6 and 7 until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.
  9. Sponge the stain with rubbing alcohol.
  10. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  11. Sponge with cold water and blot dry

 

Stain Removal For furniture polish

Furniture Polish, Wax

  1. Take off as much of the foreign material as possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife.
  2. Apply rubbing alcohol to a clean white cloth, white paper towel or cotton ball. If the spot extends deep into the pile use a blotting motion until the spot is removed or no color is transferred to the cloth. Do not allow the alcohol to penetrate into the backing as this will destroy the latex bond. If the spot is on the surface only, rub in one direction at a time. Never use a circular motion to remove the spot as this may destroy the texture. Stop if spot is removed. If not, continue with the next step.
  3. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent solution and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.
  4. Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
  5. Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
  6. If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no washing is necessary.
  7. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.

 

Stain Removal For gasoline

Gasoline

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For gelatin

Gelatin

  1. Scratch off excess material.
  2. Drench for 15 minutes in blend of 1 quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon ammonia.
  3. Rub delicately from back to extricate stain.
  4. Soak for an additional 15 minutes in above blend. Rinse.
  5. Soak protein stain in enzyme product for no less than 30 minutes. Drench protein stains for a few hours. Wash.
  6. On the off chance that shading stain stays, wash, utilizing chlorine bleach if ok for fabric, or with oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For grape juice

Grape Juice

  1. Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol.
  2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the vinegar/alcohol solution.
  3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears.

 

Stain Removal For graphite

Graphite

  1. Vacuum using crevice tool of vacuum cleaner to remove the soot. If all, or most, of the soot has not been removed, call a professional cleaner. If vacuuming has removed all particles go to the next step to remove any traces.
  2. Remove as much of the foreign material as possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife.
  3. Apply rubbing alcohol to a clean white cloth, white paper towel or cotton ball. If the spot extends deep into the pile use a blotting motion until the spot is removed or no color is transferred to the cloth. Do not allow the alcohol to penetrate into the backing as this will destroy the latex bond. If the spot is on the surface only, rub in one direction at a time. Never use a circular motion to remove the spot as this may destroy the texture. Stop if spot is removed. If not, continue with the next step.
  4. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent solution and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.
  5. Wash with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
  6. Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
  7. If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no rinsing is necessary.
  8. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.

 

Stain Removal For grass

Grass

  1. Soak in a solution of cool water and a product containing enzymes for no less than 30 minutes or overnight, (a few hours for old stains.) Do not use boiling hot water as it will coagulate protein in formula and make stain more hard to vanish. Then wash thoroughly.
  2. In the event that stains remain, soak additional 30 minutes, rewash utilizing bleach safe for fabric, and afterward re-wash. Follow product‚ use directions. Some clothing cleansers contain enzyme.
  3. After soaking, launder in warm water as usual. Avoid using heat and/or alkali products such as ammonia and some degreaser products. They can set the tannin and vegetable dye in grass stains.
  4. Chlorine bleach is not recommended for fabrics made of silk, wool or Spandex because it will yellow and weaken the fibers. Chlorine bleach will also bleach out or fade colored fabrics. Use oxygen bleach safe for colored fabrics.

 

Stain Removal For gravy

Gravy

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For grease

Grease

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For hair conditioner

Hair Conditioner

  1. Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the stain.  Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, and then vacuum.
  2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the dry cleaning solvent.
  3. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.
  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears.

 

Stain Removal For hair dye

Hair Dye black

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For hair dye

Hair Dye red

  1. Scratch off excess material.
  2. Drench for 15 minutes in blend of 1 quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon ammonia.
  3. Rub delicately from back to extricate stain.
  4. Soak for an additional 15 minutes in above blend. Rinse.
  5. Soak protein stain in enzyme product for no less than 30 minutes. Drench protein stains for a few hours. Wash.
  6. On the off chance that shading stain stays, wash, utilizing chlorine bleach if ok for fabric, or with oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For hair gel

Hair Gel

  1. Scrape off excess foreign material.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the stain.  Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, and then vacuum.
  3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the dry cleaning solvent.
  4. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.
  5. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the detergent/vinegar solution.

 

Stain Removal For hair oil

Hair Oil

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For hair spray

Hair Spray

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For hand lotion

Hand Lotion

  1. Take off as much of the foreign material as possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife.
  2. Apply rubbing alcohol to a clean white cloth, white paper towel or cotton ball. If the spot extends deep into the pile use a blotting motion until the spot is removed or no color is transferred to the cloth. Do not allow the alcohol to penetrate into the backing as this will destroy the latex bond. If the spot is on the surface only, rub in one direction at a time. Never use a circular motion to remove the spot as this may destroy the texture. Stop if spot is removed. If not, continue with the next step.
  3. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent solution and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.
  4. Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
  5. Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
  6. If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no washing is necessary.
  7. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.

 

Stain Removal For honey

Honey

  1. Remove excess foreign material.
  2. Mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water.
  3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
  4. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the stain disappears.
  6. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water. (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia – fumes are hazardous)
  7. Sponge the stain with the ammonia solution.
  8. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  9. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

 

Stain Removal For ice cream

Ice Cream

  1. Scratch off excess material.
  2. Drench for 15 minutes in blend of 1 quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon ammonia.
  3. Rub delicately from back to extricate stain.
  4. Soak for an additional 15 minutes in above blend. Rinse.
  5. Soak protein stain in enzyme product for no less than 30 minutes. Drench protein stains for a few hours. Wash.
  6. On the off chance that shading stain stays, wash, utilizing chlorine bleach if ok for fabric, or with oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For india ink

India Ink

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For ink

Ink(fountain)

  1. Remove excess foreign material by blotting with a clean absorbent towel.
  2. Sponge lightly with cool water and blot several times.
  3. Apply diluted carpet shampoo (1 part liquid carpet shampoo to 4 parts water) with a brush or towel.
  4. Let the area dry thoroughly, and then vacuum.
  5. Repeat if needed.

 

Stain Removal For red ink

Ink (red)

  1. Scratch off excess material.
  2. Drench for 15 minutes in blend of 1 quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon ammonia.
  3. Rub delicately from back to extricate stain.
  4. Soak for an additional 15 minutes in above blend. Rinse.
  5. Soak protein stain in enzyme product for no less than 30 minutes. Drench protein stains for a few hours. Wash.
  6. On the off chance that shading stain stays, wash, utilizing chlorine bleach if ok for fabric, or with oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For iodine

Iodine

  1. Sponge stain from back with a solution of one teaspoon sodium thiosulfate crystals (available at photo supply stores) and one-half cup water or treat with commercial stain remover.
  2. Flush well with water.
  3. Repeat if necessary.

 

Stain Removal For jam

Jam/Jelly/Preserves

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For laquer

Lacquer

  1. Take off as much of the foreign material as possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife.
  2. Apply rubbing alcohol to a clean white cloth, white paper towel or cotton ball. If the spot extends deep into the pile use a blotting motion until the spot is removed or no color is transferred to the cloth. Do not allow the alcohol to penetrate into the backing as this will destroy the latex bond. If the spot is on the surface only, rub in one direction at a time. Never use a circular motion to remove the spot as this may destroy the texture. Stop if spot is removed. If not, continue with the next step.
  3. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent solution and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.
  4. Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
  5. Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
  6. If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no washing is necessary.
  7. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.

 

Stain Removal For lard

Lard

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For lemon juice

Lemon Juice

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For lighter fluid

Lighter Fluid

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For lime juice

Lime Juice

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For lipstick

Lipstick/Lipbalm

  1. Splash or wipe with dry-cleaning solvent or treat with a stain stick. Then rub with heavy duty fluid detergent and scrub in hot water.
  2. When Step 1 is complete, follow Step 2 to remove the dye stains using bleach. Try all-fabric bleach which is less damaging to colors and fabrics. Use liquid chlorine bleach for tough dye stains on fabrics that are safe to bleach.

 

Stain Removal For lotion

Lotion

  1. Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the stain. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, and afterward vacuum.
  2. Utilizing a clean white material, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  3. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  4. Rehash Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For machine oil

Machine/Mineral Oil

  1. Scrape off excess foreign material.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the stain.  Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, and then vacuum.
  3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the dry cleaning solvent.
  4. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.
  5. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the detergent/vinegar solution.

 

Stain Removal For makeup

Makeup (water based)

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For makeup

Makeup (oil based)

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For mango

Mango

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For maple syrup

Maple Syrup

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For margarine

Margarine

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For mascara

Mascara (makeup)

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For medicine

Medicine (alcohol based)

  1. With clean white paper towels, smear up as much of the stain as possible.
  2. Use plain water or blend one tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water.
  3. Utilizing a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with a little amount of water or the cleanser/vinegar solvent. Apply a tiny bit at once, smudging much of the time with a dry material until the stain vanishes.
  4. If using a detergent/vinegar solution, sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the solution.

 

Stain Removal For medicine

Medicine (oil based)

  1. Scrape off excess foreign material.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the stain.  Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, and then vacuum.
  3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the dry cleaning solvent.
  4. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.
  5. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the detergent/vinegar solution.

 

Stain Removal For melon

Melon

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For mercurochrome

Mercurochrome

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For mildew

Mildew

  1. Shake or brush the item outdoors.
  2. Pretreat darkest stains with heavy-duty liquid detergent.
  3. Launder in hot water with a heavy-duty detergent.
  4. Bleach as safe for fabric. Mildew attacks and destroys fibers, so bleaching may not restore fibers to white.

 

Stain Removal For milk

Milk

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For mixed drinks

Mixed Drinks

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For molasses

Molasses

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For motor oil

Motor Oil

  1. Scrape off excess foreign material.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the stain.  Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, and then vacuum.
  3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the dry cleaning solvent.
  4. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.
  5. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the detergent/vinegar solution.

 

Stain Removal For mouthwash

Mouthwash

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For mucous

Mucous

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For mud

Mud

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For mustard

Mustard

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For nail polish

Nail Polish

  1. On other fabrics, apply nail polish remover or acetone to back of stain over absorbent material.
  2. Rinse and launder.

 

Stain Removal For nail polish remover

Nail Polish Remover

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For nose drops

Nose Drops

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For ointment

Ointment, Salve

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For olive oil

Olive Oil

  1. Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the stain. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, and afterward vacuum.
  2. Utilizing a clean white material, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  3. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For onion

Onion

  1. Remove excess foreign material.
  2. Mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water.
  3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
  4. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the stain disappears.
  6. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water. (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia – fumes are hazardous)
  7. Sponge the stain with the ammonia solution.
  8. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  9. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

 

Stain Removal For orange juice

Orange Juice

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For paint

Paint (oil based)

  1. Vacuum using crevice tool of vacuum cleaner to remove the soot. If all, or most, of the soot has not been removed, call a professional cleaner. If vacuuming has removed all particles go to the next step to remove any traces.
  2. Remove as much of the foreign material as possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife.
  3. Apply rubbing alcohol to a clean white cloth, white paper towel or cotton ball. If the spot extends deep into the pile use a blotting motion until the spot is removed or no color is transferred to the cloth. Do not allow the alcohol to penetrate into the backing as this will destroy the latex bond. If the spot is on the surface only, rub in one direction at a time. Never use a circular motion to remove the spot as this may destroy the texture. Stop if spot is removed. If not, continue with the next step.
  4. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent solution and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.
  5. Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
  6. Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
  7. If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no rinsing is necessary.
  8. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.

 

Stain Removal For paint

Paint (water based)

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For peaches

Peaches

  1. Create a mixture of mixture of one quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon white vinegar, and soak for 15 minutes. After that rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing liquor, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Smear until the fluid is ingested.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent.

 

Stain Removal For peanut butter

Peanut Butter

  1. Remove excess foreign material.
  2. With an eye dropper, apply a small amount of acetone to the stains.  (Caution: Do not use acetone on fabrics containing acetate or triacetate.  It will melt the fibers!)
  3. Blot immediately.
  4. With a clean white fabric, sponge the stain with the dry cleaning solvent.
  5. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.
  6. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  7. Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the detergent/vinegar solution.

 

Stain Removal For peanut oil

Peanut Oil

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For pears

Pears

  1. Create a mixture of mixture of one quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon white vinegar, and soak for 15 minutes. After that rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Smear until the fluid is ingested.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent.

 

Stain Removal For pencil

Pencil

  1. Use a soft eraser to remove excess. Be careful not to distort fabric weave.
  2. Spray with pretreatment aerosol product.
  3. Rub in heavy-duty liquid detergent.
  4. Rinse and launder.
  5. If stain remains, commercial pencil mark removers are available from some quilt supply stores or mail order supplies.
  6. Dry cleaning fluid should not be used on most modern quilting fabric.

 

Stain Removal For perfume

Perfume

  1. Pretreat with prewash stain remover or liquid laundry detergent.
  2. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For perspiration

Perspiration

  1. Mix one teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water. (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia – fumes are hazardous)
  2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent/ammonia solution
  3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.
  5. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water.
  6. Sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution.
  7. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  8. Repeat Steps 6 and 7 until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.
  9. Sponge the stain with rubbing alcohol.
  10. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  11. Sponge with cold water and blot dry

 

Stain Removal For petroleum jelly

Petroleum Jelly

  1. Take off as much of the foreign material as possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife.
  2. Apply rubbing alcohol to a clean white cloth, white paper towel or cotton ball. If the spot extends deep into the pile use a blotting motion until the spot is removed or no color is transferred to the cloth. Do not allow the alcohol to penetrate into the backing as this will destroy the latex bond. If the spot is on the surface only, rub in one direction at a time. Never use a circular motion to remove the spot as this may destroy the texture. Stop if spot is removed. If not, continue with the next step.
  3. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent solution and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.
  4. Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
  5. Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
  6. If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no washing is necessary.
  7. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.

 

Stain Removal For pine resin

Pine Resin

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, wash immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For playdough

Playdough

  1. Take off as much of the foreign material as possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife.
  2. Apply rubbing alcohol to a clean white cloth, white paper towel or cotton ball. If the spot extends deep into the pile use a blotting motion until the spot is removed or no color is transferred to the cloth. Do not allow the alcohol to penetrate into the backing as this will destroy the latex bond. If the spot is on the surface only, rub in one direction at a time. Never use a circular motion to remove the spot as this may destroy the texture. Stop if spot is removed. If not, continue with the next step.
  3. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent solution and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.
  4. Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
  5. Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
  6. If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no washing is necessary.
  7. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.

 

Stain Removal For pollen

Pollen

  1. Utilizing a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For mashed potato

Mashed Potatoes

    1. Removes excess potato.
    2. Mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water.
    3. Sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
    4. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
    5. Redo Steps 3 and 4 until the stain disappears.
    6. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

 

Stain Removal For pudding

Pudding

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For putty

Putty

  1. Utilizing a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For raspberry

Raspberry

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. If the stain remains, mix one teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water. (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia – fumes are hazardous)
  5. Wipe the stain with the detergent/ammonia solution. Leave it on the stain for at least 30 minutes, smudging every five minutes with a clean white cloth and more solution.
  6. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For red dye

Red Dye

  1. Soak the item in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon liquid dishwashing or laundry detergent, and 1 tablespoon ammonia for 30 minutes.
  2. Rinse well.
  3. If stain persists, soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water and 1 tablespoon white vinegar for 1 hour. Use white vinegar with care on cotton and linen.
  4. Rinse well with water and allow to dry.
  5. If stain remain, try applying rubbing alcohol to the area and tamping (the method of bringing a brush down with light strokes on stained durable fabrics and materials).
  6. As stain loosens, blot liquid and stain with absorbent pad.
  7. Keep both the stain and pad moist with alcohol and change pad as it picks up stain.
  8. Allow to dry.
  9. As a last resort for any remaining traces of stain, mix Rit Color Remover according to package direction and apply to stain.
  10. After testing on a hidden place, flush the solution through the stain.
  11. Rinse well with clear water and allow to dry thoroughly.

 

Stain Removal For relish

Relish

  1. Scrape off excess foreign material.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the stain.  Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, and then vacuum.
  3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the dry cleaning solvent.
  4. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.
  5. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the detergent/vinegar solution.

 

Stain Removal For rubber cement

Rubber Cement

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For rust

Rust

  1. Do not use chlorine bleach on rust stain or in water containing large amounts of iron.
  2. Use a nonprecipitating water softener, such as Calgon or Spring Rain, in both wash and rinse water for a rusty water problem.
  3. For severe problems, install an iron filter in the water system.

 

Stain Removal For salad dressing

Salad Dressing

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For salsa

Salsa

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For sap

Sap

  1. With a clean white cloth, sponge with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Tamp the stain.
  3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. If the stain remains, sponge with turpentine.
  5. Mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water.
  6. Sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
  7. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  8. Repeat with alternating applications of turpentine and detergent solution until the stain disappears.
  9. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

 

Stain Removal For school glue

School Glue

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For scorch

Scorch

  1. If fabric is thick and fuzzy, brush to remove charring.
  2. Rub liquid detergent into scorched area.
  3. Wash.
  4. If stain remains, bleach with all-fabric bleach.
  5. Melted or glazed areas on synthetic blends cannot be fully repaired.

 

Stain Removal For shaving cream

Shaving Cream

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For sherbet

Sherbet

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For shoe dye

Shoe Dye

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For shoe polish

Shoe Polish

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For shortening

Shortening

  1. Blot up as much of the stain as is possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife. A wet vacuum is useful if a large quantity of liquid was spilled.
  2. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.
  3. Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
  4. Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
  5. If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no rinsing is necessary. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.

 

Stain Removal For smoke

Smoke

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For soft drinks

Soft Drinks

  1. Create a mixture of mixture of one quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon white vinegar, and soak for 15 minutes. After that rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing liquor, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Smear until the fluid is ingested.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent.

 

Stain Removal For soot

Soot

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For soup

Soups Containing Meat

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For soup

Soup Containing Vegetables

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For sour cream

Sour Cream

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For soy sauce

Soy Sauce

  1. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the dry cleaning solvent.
  2. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears.

 

Stain Removal For spaghetti sauce

Spaghetti Sauce

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For squash

Squash

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For stamp pad ink

Stamp Pad Ink (except red/yellow)

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For stamp pad ink

Stamp Pad Ink (red)

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For starch

Starch

  1. Take off as much of the foreign material as possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife.
  2. Apply rubbing alcohol to a clean white cloth, white paper towel or cotton ball. If the spot extends deep into the pile use a blotting motion until the spot is removed or no color is transferred to the cloth. Do not allow the alcohol to penetrate into the backing as this will destroy the latex bond. If the spot is on the surface only, rub in one direction at a time. Never use a circular motion to remove the spot as this may destroy the texture. Stop if spot is removed. If not, continue with the next step.
  3. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water) Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent solution and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed.
  4. Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
  5. Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
  6. If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for on (1) hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Light will cause peroxide to change back to water so no washing is necessary.
  7. Apply pad of paper towels and weight down with brick.

 

Stain Removal For steak sauce

Steak Sauce

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For strawberry

Strawberry

  1. Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol.
  2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the vinegar/alcohol solution.
  3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears.

 

Stain Removal For sunscreen

Sunscreen (oil based)

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For sunscreen

Suntan Lotion (oil based)

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For sunscreen

Suntan/screen Cream

  1. Create a mixture of mixture of one quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon white vinegar, and soak for 15 minutes. After that rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing liquor, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Smear until the fluid is ingested.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent.

 

Stain Removal For super glue

Super Glue

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For sweet potato

Sweet Potato

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For tape residue

Tape Residue

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For tar

Tar

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For tea

Tea

  1. Create a mixture of mixture of one quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon white vinegar, and soak for 15 minutes. After that rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing liquor, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Smear until the fluid is ingested.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent.

 

Stain Removal For tempera paint

Tempera Paint

  1. Pretreat the stain with heavy-duty fluid cleanser. Wash.
  2. Use dilute solution of all-fabric powdered bleach, soak fabric into.
  3. On the off chance that stain remain and clothing is white or colorfast, soak whole clothing in dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Chlorine fade may change the shading of the clothing or cause irreversible damage. Check for bleach tolerance. On the off chance that stain does not turn out in 15 minutes of bleaching, if can’t be remove by bleaching.
  4. On the off chance that bleaching is not safe or does not work, utilize a commercial color remover as per package direction. Note that color remover will take out the fabric color and additionally the stain. Try not to surpass 160 degrees Fahrenheit water with any synthetic fabrics. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For tobacco

Tobacco

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For tomato juice

Tomato Juice

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For tomato product

Tomato-based Product

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For toner

Toner

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For toothpaste

Toothpaste

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For sap

Tree Sap

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For unknown

Unknown / Mystery

  1. If the whole garment can be submerged, start by soaking the garment in cold water (as for protein stains) for 20 minutes.  Work liquid laundry detergent into the area. Allow to rest for 30 minutes.  Rinse. Wash in the washer using the regular cycle with hot or warm water. Silk and wool should be soaked in warm water and agitated very briefly if at all. Air dry.(Protein stains –examples: dairy products, blood, baby stains)
  2. Soak the stain overnight in an enzyme presoak. Wash.
  3. Sponge stain with dry-cleaning solvent. Let stand for 20 minutes. Rub with detergent. Rinse thoroughly.
  4. If not a protein stain, use warm water and spot treatment technique.
  5. Next, use liquid detergent and lukewarm or hot water, rinse and let air dry (as for oil stains).
  6. If you suspect the stain is iron rust, treat with rust remover before bleach. If stain persists, use a pretreatment spray or solvent (as for combination stain) and all-fabric bleach.
  7. If the all-fabric bleach is ineffective on the stain and the garment is colorfast or white, finally try a dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach.
  8. If fabric can be bleached, mix equal parts liquid chlorine bleach and water and apply with an eye dropper. Do not use on wool, silk, spandex, or non-colorfast items. For these fabrics, sprinkle oxygen bleach on the stain and dip briefly in vary hot or boiling water. Wash immediately

 

Stain Removal For urine

Urine

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For vegetable oil

Vegetable Oil

  1. With a clean white fabric, wipe the stain with the laundry solvent.
  2. Smudge until the solvent is absorbed.
  3. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.

 

Stain Removal For vinegar

Vinegar (with color)

  1. Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol.
  2. With a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the vinegar/alcohol solution.
  3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Redo Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears.

 

Stain Removal For vomit

Vomit

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For washable ink

Washable Ink

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For water spots

Water Spots

  1. Using a wet cloth, moisten the spotted area.
  2. Fold several paper towels until you have a stack about 1/8-inch thick.  Place them on top of the stain and weight them down with a vase or heavy pot.
  3. Point a fan or a hairdryer (on cool setting) at the stain so that the force of the air transfers the moisture to the paper towels.

 

Stain Removal For water based glue

Water-based Glue

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For watercolor paint

Watercolor Paint (except red/yellow)

  1. Soak in cool water to flush out paint while still wet. Dried paint may be permanent.
  2. Try wiping areas with alcohol (dilute with two parts water for acrylic and modacrylic fabrics).
  3. Wash.

 

Stain Removal For water color paint

Watercolor Paint (red)

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For wax

Wax

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, launder immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For whiskey

Whiskey

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For white glue

White Glue / School Paste

  1. Any excess material must be scrape off first.
  2. Make a mixture of 1 quart lukewarm water, one-half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon ammonia, and then soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Loosen stain by gently rub from back.
  4. Using the above mixture, soak for another 15 minutes and then rinse.
  5. Using enzyme product, soak the protein stain for another 30 minutes. Soak old stain for few hours. Launder.
  6. Use chlorine bleach if the color stain remains.

 

Stain Removal For wine

Wine

  1. Soak for 15 minutes in blend of one quart tepid water, one-half teaspoon fluid hand dishwashing cleanser and one tablespoon white vinegar. Rinse.
  2. Wipe with rubbing alcohol, utilizing light movements from middle to edge of stain.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes in one quart warm water with one tablespoon enzyme presoak detergent.
  4. In the event that shading stain stays, wash in chlorine bleach if ok for the fabric, or in oxygen bleach.

 

Stain Removal For worchestshire sauce

Worcestershire Sauce

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

 

Stain Removal For yellow dye

Yellow Dye

  1. Wipe with dry cleaning solvent until no more color is being removed.
  2. If color remains, apply amyl acetate, tamp, flush with dry cleaning solvent, and let dry.
  3. If stain remains, wipe with a mixture of half water, half rubbing alcohol, and a few drops of white vinegar; test for colorfastness first – dilute alcohol for acetate or rayon, no vinegar on cotton or linen.
  4. Rinse.

 

Stain Removal For yellowing

Yellowing

  1. Fill the washer with hottest water appropriate for the fabric.
  2. Add four times the normal amount of phosphate detergent and one cup of nonprecipitating water conditioner, such as Calgon or Spring Rain.
  3. Agitate just long enough to wet the clothes.
  4. Soak overnight or about 12 hours.
  5. Drain and spin without agitating.
  6. Wash, using regular cycle, no detergent, and one cup nonprecipitating water conditioner.
  7. Repeat laundering with no detergent and one cup of nonprecipitating water conditioner until no suds appear during the rinses.
  8. To remove all dinginess, wash with nonprecipitating water conditioner and bleach that is safe for the fabric.

 

Stain Removal For yogurt

Yogurt

  1. Use laundry stain remover, saturate the stain area. After the product penetrate the stain, launder immediately.
  2. Soak/wash in chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach (if safe for fabric) if the color stain remains.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent to the back of the stain over absorbent paper towel for extra heavy stains. Rinse after dry.

 

Stain Removal For zucchini

Zucchini

  1. Blend one (1) tablespoon of fluid dishwashing cleanser with two cups of cool water.
  2. Utilizing a clean white cloth, wipe the stain with the liquid detergent.
  3. Smudge until the fluid is absorbed.
  4. Redo steps 2 and 3 until the stain vanishes.
  5. Wipe with cold water and smudge dry to remove the detergent solution.

The 5 Laundry Mistakes Malaysians Make

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Mistake 1: Using Too Much Detergent

Using Too Much Detergent

“Add more! Pour till the cap is full! Make more foam, then will be cleaner mah…”

One of the most common laundry mistakes is that we use more detergent than we are supposed to, brands such as, Dynamo, normally requires very little. Why? Cause Dynamo focuses on providing compact sized detergents to save space for better home storage. So all that is required is possibly just a quarter of what we are using on a daily basis. Yet, it has always become more of a habit to simply add more than what is required or simply follow the size of the bottle cap (huge wastage, we’re talking about 50% wastage and it really doesn’t serve you much purpose other than requiring you to go for an extra rinse in your washing machine, so the more the better? No, not really).

Here’s a few recommendations for the amount of detergent you should use (for every 9kg) for some of the popular detergents in the market:

a. Softlan – Half a cap

b. Breeze – Half a cap

c. Dynamo – Quarter of a cap

d. Top – Half a cap

Mistake 2: Not Zipping The Zippers All The Way

Laundry Mistake 2
“Just dump it in the washing machine… it’ll be okay”

No, not okay. It’s a bad idea.

Simply dumping in your jeans, jackets or anything with a zipper for that matter without turning it inside out is just not helping you to have a better wash. Mistakes like not zipping up your trousers or jeans is just going to make things worse. Just imagine having one of the threads in your towel getting hooked on to the teeth of your zip, when that happens you can just bid bye bye to your favourite towel!

Mistake 3: Washing Shirts All Buttoned Up

Laundry Mistake 3

Guys…. if you don’t wish to spend hours sewing your buttons back on, unbotton your shirt then dump into the machine. Don’t just unbotton the top two buttons.

Mistake 4: Tossing Socks in As You Please

Laundry Mistake 4

Where is my other sock?!!

Ladies and gents, please invest in a washing tub so you don’t spoil your mood for the weekend. This will actually be really helpful especially during peak periods at self service laundries, if that one sock got left behind, you can bid your other sock bye bye.

On a creative note, now you can wear different socks on each side, who says socks must always be worn in pairs? This makes us wonder if this laundry mistake is actually a mistake after all!

Mistake 5: Brushing Stains Furiously 

Laundry Mistake 5

Yes, you need that stubborn stain off your favourite dress, yes it is urgent, yes you need it now. Yes you need it quick but the harder your brush it ain’t going to do the job.

This is a perfect scenario depicting working smart is always better than working hard. Often times you just end up spoiling your own clothes and that follows with an…. “Ouch” or “What the ****”.

Avoid this laundry mistake by putting whatever cleaning detergent you have in mind on the stain and leave it for a few good minutes. There’s really only so much your hands can do, so let the detergents do their job and give them time to do so. Let the “chemical reaction” begin and lightly brush the stain when you are about to rinse the spot. That added brushing will with the removal of the stain but again, don’t brush it too hard.