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It depends on the stain, fabric, age of the stain and if it has been washed and dried already. You can use peroxide, vinegar, oxi clean, non chlorine bleach, club soda, Dawn dish washing liquid, hair spray, WD40, acetone, dishwasher powder and peanut butter to remove stains. Your bet bet to find the cure for you stain is to put "how to remove ________ stain on a ________?" and you will get a list of possibilities.
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Last edited at 12:20PM on 6/4/2012
Mix I/2 cup Clorox 11 and 1/4 cup Cascade dish washing liquid in one (1) gallon hot water. Mix well. Place item with stain in mixture and allow at least a couple of hours ( although I've left items in solution overnight. This solution works almost every time.
If food stain or oily, spot it with Dawn dishwashing liquid. If VERY oily and it's already been washed, you may need to "reconstitute" the stain. To do this, spray some WD-40 on the stain, then use Dawn to get it out. This may take a couple of washings, but Dawn has never failed me with oily stains (works like a charm on things like red pasta sauce).
Have you tried Oxy Clean? I have Two toddlers and use it for their messes, and am amazed at how well it works! Just soak the item in hot water with a big scoop for a few hours...Ive gotten out bloodstains, food coloring, markers, etc...Good luck!
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Last edited at 10:44AM on 6/5/2012
I do my laundry at a laundromat and I find that adding BORAX (found in the laundry department of the grocery stores) to my detergent often "deep" cleans my load of wash. It has even removed dirt grime from sleeve cuffs that had built up over time and had been washed and DRIED several times before I used it. I add the Borax in an equal amount, maybe even more, to the amount of powdered detergent I am using. The brand name I usually see is TWENTY MULE TEAM BORAX. I rarely have the time nor patience to spot clean my clothes before washing - soaking is out of the question - although if I notice I have spilled something on my shirt while eating, I do immediately "sponge" it with water, sometimes with a little handsoap and water then rinse (I do it in the restroom if I need the handsoap). Sometimes, that will keep the stain from setting. Doing laundry asap is important to get a spot out before it becomes a stain. That is my downfall since going to the laundromat is not always convenient. Still, I do not have the money nor the space for my own machines so I rely on BORAX and hope for the best.
*If it is a blood stain - spit on it. *NO JOKE! *There is an enzyme in saliva that really will remove a blood stain. *I actually removed, a maybe nickel-size?, blood stain from a carpet by spitting on the stain...well...I would spit on my fingers and then apply. *Took a while - but it did remove the blood stain. *A ballpoint ink stain can usually be removed by spraying the area with hair spray - I dunno why - it just does. Good luck! Granny tz