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How to Get Stains Out of Clothes
03 Nov 15 - By TheRazzLine - Compilation

How to Get Stains Out of Clothes

By popular demand, here are the responses received from the question: "How do I get stains out of clothes?"

Thank you all for your help. I certainly have no excuses to be walking around with a stain now!









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Try OXY! You can add it to your wash and let the whole load soak or soak a stained item in water with Oxy until the stain comes out. this stuff is amazing and I'm really nor one to gush about laundry products.

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Rub in dish soap and then wash your clothes like you normally would. It really works incredibly well.

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I have a trick that is amazing, and was taught to me by someone from Cuba. Whenever you get a grease stain on your clothes, anything from salad dressing or butter, etc. you cover the stain with baby powder and let it sit. I usually put the powder on then just throw the clothes in the hamper. Just leave the powder on for a few minutes then brush off; sometimes the stain is already gone. If not you can then use a little soapy water and get the rest of the stain off. You can even do this after you wash clothes and they come out of the dryer with grease stains still on them. Simply put the powder on them and wash them again - clean clothes!

The girl that told me about this trick said it's funny, at a Cuban picnic everyone is walking around with powder on their clothes! Try it; I think you'll like it!

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Try hydrogen peroxide.

Usually once you have washed and dried the item it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to get the stain out.

You can also use baking soda to absorb the stain if it’s liquid, like grape juice or wine. First rinse it off and apply hydrogen peroxide.

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It depends on the type of food stain. I've had the best success applying one of those spray-on stain removers like Shout and letting it soak for a couple of hours before washing. For a colored stain like tomato sauce I’ve also had good results using liquid, non-chlorine (color safe) bleach like the Awesome brand. For grease stains I apply a bunch of dishwashing liquid straight to the stain and rub it in until it lathers up a lot, then let it soak for an hour before washing.

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You can't go wrong going to www.ehow.com and searching for "stains" or "stain removal".

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Try 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (the only percentage I think it comes in from the store).

Just dab on the stain (if not already too set in).

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1) Simple Green. Spray it on, throw it in the washer, and wash like normal. For tough stains, let it set for a little bit before washing. This stuff is fantabulous.

2) Amway's SA8 pre-wash spray. Also awesome.

3) Folex. It's a carpet spot cleaner but it works fantastic on both carpets and anything else.

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OxyClean works for me.

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Soilove is a great product; you can usually get it at Ralphs.

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Here are a couple of tricks my dry cleaner told me about...and they worked. For ball point pen marks on clothes, try using a non-gel, Crest type of toothpaste - it does work sometimes! Also, if you get grease (like car grease/oil) on clothing try spraying some oven cleaner on the clothing.

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Use a mix of 1/2 water & 1/2 hydrogen peroxide. This is not a bleach and will remove stains very nicely.

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Use 3% hydrogen peroxide (the mouth wash strength) to remove blood.

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Oxyclean and/or Hydrogen peroxide.

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There's no better book in existence on this topic than "The Stain Buster's Bible" by Don Aslett. Unlike the bazillion other books/tips/DIY books that offer bad or ineffective advice (using coke to clean metal springs to mind), his book is packed with the how and why of spots and stains. It has the different approaches that work for different fabrics/surfaces and for different types of stains. At the end of the book you have considerable understanding and it's laid out so you can use it as a quick reference.

A few years back I had to put together a complete tutorial checklist for cleaning staff and spent a long time researching different books and bits of related information. This book is as practical as a frying pan and is packed with great information.

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Go to the Dollar Tree dollar store and pick up a plastic container of LA’s Totally Awesome Power Oxygen Base Cleaner. I have gotten those ugly yellow stains out of anything, silk scarves, antique table cloths, and gotten grease from CNC machines out of jeans and shorts. It's really the best at anything!

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I use Dawn dish liquid for food stains. It also works on ink stains.

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Whole Foods sells enzyme stain removers. I tried 2 different ones: one in wipes and another is a liquid (called EcoVer). Both have been very effective pretty much any time I used it.

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