By Dorothy W. from New Creek, WV
Shake well first and then spray on your stains.
My husband got grease all over his shirt and pants, so I sprayed his shirt and let it set about half a day or until the next load of laundry is done, and pop it right in the washer with everything else. When you spray it make sure you do it really good.
By Heather E from Brooker, FL
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By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
Make this recipe as you need it. Do not save any for later use. Any leftover would lose its' potency over time.
Mix ingredients. Add clothes and soak for 20 minutes to overnight. Rinse; wash as usual. Makes 2 cups.
If possible, try to test an area of the clothing in case any discoloration occurs.
Source: A friend.
By mkymlp from NE PA
One part in this case means one third of whatever measure you're using. For instance:
I am looking for a recipe to spot-clean my cotton t-shirts, white blouses, cotton pants, as well as my school-teacher garments. I am spending too much money on spot-removal products at the supermarket. Does anyone have a cleaning solution for me? Thank you in advance!
By Sweet Pea from Nevada City, CA
My mother and grandmother have used this trick for many years. This is for fruit stains. Lay the stained garment over a colander in the sink. Pour boiling water over it until the stain is gone.
Does anyone have an inexpensive alternative to Spray 'n Wash? If so, please share with me.
Mary from San Diego, CA
I found something great for my husbands horrible ring around the collar. He has some nice shirts and those collars were horrible, so I have some Mean Green, for about 2.00 a bottle. I sprayed each and every collar, and used an old tooth brush to work in the mean green, soaked them in the washer with some powdered bleach over night, and OMG shirts look brand new.
Awhile ago I read a recipe that really worked great for set in stains. It had ammonia and other items. One thing I remember about this recipe is your clothes had to soak a few days. Thanks so much to anybody that has this recipe.
By LuAnn C from Grand Blanc, MI
I don't know what type of fabric you are working with, so proceed carefully with this. I have used a paste made from powdered Cascade, lemon scent (just a little water with the powder to make a paste). Apply to stain, and then wash in the hottest water allowable for fabric. This works great on removing "rust" stains from old dresser scarves/runners.
I am looking for a natural laundry stain remover, that I can made at home. I would like something that is chemical free.
The best laundry stain remover I have ever used is dish soap. Even the cheap stuff works. I rub it on the stains and wait a few minutes and throw it in the wash. I love it. It will get any stain you have out.
Seems like I remember someone submitting a stain remover that even works on old stains. I bought a new purple blouse. I got something on it and sprayed spay and wash on it and it didn't touch it.
Please help me.
Linda from Mount Morris, PA
1 cup each powdered Clorox II and powdered Cascade in five gallons of the hottest water from faucet. Soak overnight, then launder as usual. The article warns not to use on delicate or non-colorfast items.
I usually soak several items of the same color group (darks, lights, or whites) at one time to get the most economical use of the ingredients. Hope this helps.
I have soaked several like-colored items at a time, but noticed that it cuts the effectiveness and it takes longer to get the stain out. I hope this can help someone. It has saved many a garment for me. (12/29/2005)
By Carla G
Make your own stain-fighting spray for the laundry! I put 1/2 a spray bottle full of Tide laundry detergent (Tide is awesome at fighting stains). Then, I put a little bit of Dawn dishwashing liquid and fill the rest with water. Shake it up, and there you have it, your very own stain-fighting spray. I think that this fights stains much better than the stain-fighters that I buy in the stores.
By Tammy from Fort McCoy, FL
I would like a recipe for a liquid stain remover made with Fels Naptha soap, that can be put into a spray bottle.
By Patricia from Mountain Grove, MO