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Cleaning

Clothing Stains

The stains on our clothes reflect our daily activities. This page contains tips and ideas on how to remove clothing stains.

Red Dye Transferred in Wash

Red leaked on white clothes. How do I fix this?

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Removing Ink from Dried Clothes

A pen was left in my husband's t-shirt and it broke and got ink on almost everything. I didn't see it until I took the clothes out of the dryer. Is there anything I can use to get the ink out of a lot of clothes?

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Removing Pen Ink from Clothes

I got pen ink on my cargo pants and I don't know how to get it off. What should I do?

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Removing Fabric Transfer Dye from Clothing

My son was working with this transfer dye at school, but someone bumped into him and he has got it on the back of his school shirt. I don't know how to get the transfer dye out of it.

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Cleaning Motor Oil Off Winter Jacket

I got oil or grease on a winter jacket. Any ideas?

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Murphy's Oil Soap to Remove Chocolate Stains

If you have a chocolate stain on clothes, try Murphy's Oil Soap. Dab it on the stain and rub. Once the stain is gone, rinse with cool water til soap is removed and launder as usual.

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Removing Stains From Crocheted Christening Gown

How do your remove the yellowing stains from a 31 year old christening gown? This gown is crocheted with white yarn, and has a white satin slip.

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Removing a Grape Juice Stain

What is the best cleaner to use to get out a grape juice stain?

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Cleaning a Stain on Velvet Blazer

I've got a small dried on food stain, on the front of my blue velvet blazer. The stain is only the size of a grain of rice, but it is on the front centre, so in full view. I have not tried cleaning it yet, as I would surely make it worse not knowing the correct trick.

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Removing Dried Acrylic Paint on Jeans

So, I accidentally washed and dried my grey skinny jeans with acrylic paint on them and didn't realize it was on till after. How do I get it off?

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Removing Wax from Clothing

I got wax on a pair of pants and it dried before I found it. I put stain removal product on it and washed in cold water. After washing it is still there. What do I do? How do I get this out?

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Removing Stains from Wool Pants

A bowl of chili loaded with sour cream was dropped in my lap. Any suggestions for removing chili and sour cream from wool pants that say "dry clean only"?

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Clothing Bled on Itself

Help! I made my daughter's pink and white uniform tie-dye on the white. She has 2 tournaments this weekend. It cost $200 and no way can I buy one as it can take weeks. What can I do?

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Removing a Coke Stain From a Raincoat

How do I remove a Coke stain from a white raincoat?

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Cover a Nicotine Stain on Blouse

I have a white cotton blouse that I tried to get nicotine stains out of. A lot of the stain was removed, but you can still see yellow. Can I dye the blouse black to cover it?

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Getting Gum Residue Out of Clothes

I accidently washed and dried a pack of gum with my clothes and now there are streaks and spots of gum all over them. Help!

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Fabric Dye Bled Onto Dress

On a night out I managed to ruin my favourite white tee. Long story short, I had a wristband on that bleeds when it gets wet; the wristband bled bright red dye all over my white shirt.

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Removing Mud Stains on Jacket

I was out side with my teacher; we were looking for rocks and I decided to stay at the first creek we passed.

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Removing Nail Polish from an Acrylic Sweater

How do you remove nail polish from a white acrylic sweater?

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Pilot Pen Ink Transferred to Clothes
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Getting Nail Polish Out of a Dress

how do I get gold nail polish out of a white dress?

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Removing Perspiration Stains on Velvet

I have a black velvet dress with perspiration stains under the arms. Does anyone know how to get them out?

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Removing a Stubborn Stain on Dress

I have a cream Karen Millen dress which appears to have a red coloured stain on it. The dry cleaners have tried, but it won't lift. Any ideas?

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Clothing Turned Grey in Wash

I had a bright/light yellow tank and washed it with colors, but after washing it, my tank was grey toned. How can I fix this?

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Clothing Bled Onto Itself

I have a black and orange top, the black has gone onto the orange when I washed it. How can I get it out?

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Removing Stain on Wedding Gown

How do you get tire marks out of a satin wedding gown?

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Oil Based Wood Stain on Khaki Pants
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Removing Dye Transfer on Football Jersey

I washed my son's white football jersey last night with a few other items (that have been washed hundreds of times). My bright pink tank top decided to bleed for the first time ever and it bleed onto my son's white football jersey...

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Black Jeans Dye Bled on White Blouse

How do you remove dye from black Levi jeans which has discolored a white blouse?

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Removing Fruit and Vegetable Juice Stains...
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Removing Liquid Paper (Wite Out) from Clothing

How do you remove Wite Out from clothing?

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Getting Melted Crayon Out of Dried Clothes

Go to your nearest a Dollar Tree or Dollar General and buy a bottle of Awesome. Spray Awesome directly on the dried crayon and soak in hot water. Then use your choice of laundry detergent to pretreat the stain again. After about 10 to 20 minutes put back in machine and wash again.

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Removing Antiquing Gel from Cloth

I recently got antiquing gel on some clothing, but thought it would come out by using Goop and washing it. It did not and am looking for suggestions to remove the stain.

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Removing Bleach Mark

How can I remove a bleach stain from a light green skirt?

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Removing Glitter Nail Polish from Clothes

I spilled some glitter nail polish on a black top and I just can't get it off. A website said that it helps with nail polish remover, but it doesn't even work to get it off the nails! Do you have any ideas how to get this off really quick?

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Starch Stains on my Shirt

I have been using Merito starch to ease ironing. Yesterday, I used it on my shirt the same way I used it before, but stains were left on my shirt. I have already tried to wash it with water once, but it did not come off.

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Fabric Dye Bled on Clothing

So my mother washed my favourite sports bra for dancing. The original color was the inside was purple and the outside was pink, but now the purple has run into the pink and it looks awful. Does anyone have and suggestions on how to fix it? I'd really appreciate it thanks!

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Nail Polish Remover For Silk Stains

I have an ivory silk comforter that I purchased about a week and a half ago. It came in the mail, and I've already spilled a pink substance on it. I took a cotton ball and dipped it 1/4 of the way into nail polish remover.

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Ink on Vinyl Raincoat

I have printer ink on my vinyl raincoat. How can I remove it?

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Preventing Spots on Kids Clothing
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Ink Stain on White Suit

I threw my white suit in the washing machine, without removing a biro pen and a ink pen. When the washing cycle finished, I noticed a few large ink stains on my white suit, the only one I own. Can you help please?

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Removing Sunscreen Stains on Clothing

I am trying to remove orange and yellow stains from sunscreen on kids' clothes After Barkeepers Friend, The Works, etc. is used do you let it sit and then launder as normal?

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13th Birthday Party Ideas for a Girl

My daughter is turning 13 and she does not know what to do. She wants to invite up to 5 or 6 of her friends, but her birthday is in November and it gets cold and I don't know what to do.

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Grease Stains on Gore- Tex Jacket

How do I get car grease out of a Gorte-Tex jacket?

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Removing Permanent Makeup Pigment from Dress

I need to know how to get the pigment out of a linen dress. I applied water, but that was all I could do in the middle of performing this service on a client. It was a deep dark brown color. Yuck. The dress is light green.

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Removing Curry Stains on Clothing
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Clothing Dye Transferred in the Wash

I washed a pair of pink 100 percent cotton pants with a new tye dress with brown and yellow dye! And now my pants have yellow stripes in them. How do I get it out? Please!

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Spaghetti Stain on Work Shirt

I have spaghetti stains on my work shirts. I'm not sure, but that is what the colour of the stain looks like. Without knowing that they were on there, I washed my clothes. Now that they are dry, I find the stains! Anyway of removing them now?

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Removing Dirt Stains from School Shirts

How do I get ground in dirt out of school shirts?

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Removing Nail Polish Stain from Silk

How do I remove nail paint from a silk saree?

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Removing Luminous Paint from Suit Jacket

Prom night prank! Bright orange/green luminous paint apparently from "glow sticks?" spilled on the shoulder of a brand new suit jacket from Reiss in navy, 100% cotton. Any ideas how to remove? It is well and truly dried on.

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Getting Spray Paint Off Clothing

I got spray paint on my hoody. How do I get it off?

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Removing Eyelash Glue from Clothes
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Removing Stains from White Clothes
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Removing Transferred Dye from Clothing

I accidentally ruined my daughter's favorite delicate light pink shirt. Somehow, I managed to get blue streaks of dye all over it. I tried stain remover, but the dye didn't budge. I decided I didn't have anything to lose so I researched and did a combination of different recommendations.

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Cleaning Ring Around the Collar
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Cleaning Shoe Polish Stains on Clothing
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Red Dye Ran in the Wash
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Remove Dye from Clothing

How do I remove black dye from red clothing?

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Cleaning Vintage Doll Clothes
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Removing Blackberry Stains from Clothing
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Removing Cherry Stains from Clothing
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Removing Clothing Stains

I want to remove a stain off my colored dress.

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Homemade Stain Tackler

Make a paste with water, white vinegar, and sugar to pre-treat spots on clothing before washing. Rub on stain leave alone for about 10-20 minutes, rinse, then wash in cold water. Do not put it in the dryer until you check and make sure the stain is gone! If it is still there repeat.

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Removing Set In Mud Stains on Clothes

Ok, long story. I made an awesome Halloween costume for my youngest child, that's made of white and black cotton. It rained pretty heavy on Halloween night, but he insisted on going trick or treating, so I took him.

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Removing Toothpaste Stains from Clothing
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Cleaning Yellowed White Jeans

I found a pair of brand new white denim jeans that fit me. Hooray, but the jeans have aged over the years being stored in my grandson's closet, and also have colorful embroidery. How can I carefully clean them without fading the embroidery, which is down the outside of each leg.

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Removing a Spot of Toothpaste on Clothes

We have all done it and it is most annoying. While brushing your teeth you notice (or watch it fall) a tiny dot that has dripped onto your shirt. I get frustrated cleaning/wiping and blotting it off due to the fact that toothpaste for some reason is flipping hard to remove.

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Underarm Stains on Evening Dress

I have an evening special occasional dress. The color is a light brown with silver sparkle throughout. It's a JR Nites by Carol Lin. I wore it once for a wedding, and it was a very hot day. The sweat and deodorant made the color change in spots to a reddish color in multiple areas on dress.

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Removing a Vaseline Stain from Clothing

I tried to remove a Vaseline stain by washing with Woolite, but stain still there. What do I do now? Vinegar?

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Removing Hair Dye from Clothing
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Removing Hair Dye from Clothing

Will ammonia get hair dye out of clothes?

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Removing Stains from a Satin Dress
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Removing Ink Stain from Clothes
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Getting Paint Out of Clothes
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Removing a Stain from a Prom Dress

How do I remove the Coke stain from the bottom of my chiffon prom dress?

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Removing Wood Stain from Clothing

How do I get wood stain out of clothing? One spot has penetrated the fabric and another is where the fabric rubbed against the almost dry stained wood.

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Removing Moisturizer Stains from Clothing
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Removing Stains from Baby Knitting Wool

How do you remove stains from baby knitting wool?

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Removing a Stain on Pants

I had bought some grey pants for my husband and I washed them. When I took them out of the washer to hang them to dry, I realised that they had a light reddish pinkish spot on them. Is there a solution for this?

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Removing Dye Transfer from Lace Bra

Without thinking, I washed my white lace bra with a new red tea towel and the colour bled into my white lace bra. I've attempted to take the colour out by soaking over night in Napisan, but nothing really happened. Does anyone have an idea how to remove the colour from the lace?

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Removing Marker Stains on Clothes and Shoes

How do you get markers off of clothes and shoes?

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Removing an Oily Stain on Polyester Clothing

I have a lovely bright teal blouse that has got an oily stain on it which shows up very dark and noticeable. The material is rather stretchy. I think it is polyester. Can you help please. Thank you.

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Cleaning a Wedding Dress
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Fabric Dye Bled in Wash

In trying to save time and water I washed two sets of bathroom carpets together, one dark green and the other yellow. I have previously washed the dark green carpets many times before, but the yellow rugs are new. The green dye color has bled onto the yellow and suggestions would be most appreciative.

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Clothing Dye Transferred in the Wash

I wasn't thinking when I did laundry and I threw a purple dress in with my favorite pair of pants. Is there any way to get all this purple out of what was once white?

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Clothing Dye Bled in the Wash
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Removing Ball Point Ink from Clothing

How do I remove ball point ink from clothing?

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Blue on Cheer Shirt Bled Onto White and Gold

I washed my daughter's cheer shirt that is white and has blue and gold trim. The blue bled on the white and the gold. How do I get the blue of the white as well as off the gold?

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Black Has Bled Into the White on Top
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Clothing Dye Ran in the Wash

I have a black and white top, the cuffs of the sleeves are white. It said to wash it in cold water. I did and the black ran into the cuffs. Does anyone know how this can be fixed? It is a new top.

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Removing Gum from Dried Clothing

I washed my shirt and didn't realize there was gum in the pocket, so I dried it too. Well, I tried to freeze it, but that didn't work and also I took it to the dry cleaners. They said they can't get it out, but I don't think they even tried to be honest.

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Removing Dye Transfer from a Coloured Cloth

I washed my yellowish orange cotton dress on which there is a dark blue colour block print design. After washing the blue colour ran out on my yellowish dress. Is there any way to remove this blue colour from my dress?

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Removing Saffron Stains from Clothing

How do I get a saffron stain out of my white chef apron?

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Removing Permanent Marker from Clothing

My favorite jacket has been drawn on with permanent marker and the stain has been there for months. Is there any way to remove dried permanent marker?

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Pink Clothing Dye Transferred to White Jacket

I borrowed my sister's white Omni-Shield Colombia jacket. The day before she wanted it returned, I had thrown it in the washer with other white articles of clothing, along with a bright pink wash cloth I failed to notice.

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Removing Food Stains From Clothing
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Removing Permanent Marker off Clothing

My jacket has been drawn on with permanent marker. The stain has been there for almost two months. Is there any way to remove the marks now?

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Red Trim on Sweatshirt Bled Onto White Parts
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