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▲︎ Clothing Stains


Cleaning

Clothing Stains

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

Removing a Stain on a Satin Shirt

I have a ranch dressing spot on a satin shirt. I need to know the best wat to clean it.

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Removing Sticker Residue from Clothing

I bought the shirt on eBay as, "new with tag". The same tag since the shirt sat on display for an entire golf season. There is a perfect ractangular tape strip discoloration where the adhesive attached the tag to the front of the shirt.

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Black Fabric Dye Turned White Collar Grey

I wonder if some lovely lady is able to help me. I bought a dress which is black with white trim on the collar and on the leg of the dress. I used Colour Catcher sheets in the wash and the white parts have still turned grey. It is made from 90% polyester and 10% rayon.

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Removing Yellow Stain on White Pants

I have a pair of white pants that have been hanging in the closet forever and I wanted to wear them. I took them out and their was a yellow stain on the leg. How do I get the stain out?

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Clothing Dye Transferred in the Wash

How do I get black dye out that ran in the wash on a mint colored shirt?

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Cleaning an Old Christening Gown

The gown was in a cedar chest and now has rust looking spots in a few places.

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Removing a Spot on a Cream Cashmere Sweater

I have a cream cashmere sweater with a very light yellowish-brown spot on it that didn't come out at the cleaners. Please suggest a way I can remove it.

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Clothing Dye Transferred in the Wash

I washed a load of laundry with mostly lighter colors and accidentally had a pair of blue jeans in there. Unfortunately, they had already been dried before I noticed. Is there any way to get my clothes back to their normal color?

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Removing Nail Varnish on Favourite Coat

I have a beautiful long black coat that has a 100% polyester exterior and I spilt clear nail varnish down the front. It is Sally Hanson triple strong strengthener to be exact and I can't get it out. I've tried using remover, but it just won't work. Does anyone know of anyway I can remove it?

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Removing Permanent Marker from Clothing

I got permanent marker on a sweatshirt that is 50% polyester and 50% cotton. I tried hairspray, but it didn't work. Any other suggestions?

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Alternative to Fels Naptha Soap

My husband brought home a Fels Naptha bar yesterday because he heard good things about the stain-removing qualities. He gets stains on his work shirts and they don't come out in the wash with our homemade detergent. However, I'm concerned about quite a few of the ingredients in that bar!

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Shirt Bled Onto Itself

I have a top with red and green colors, but after washing the green color bled onto the red color. Now I can't wear it. Is there any solution to remove the green color from red color?

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Shirt Bleeding Onto Itself
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Cleaning a Vintage Wedding Veil

I am getting married in October and am going to be wearing my mom's wedding veil. It has been in a box for 30+ years and has turned yellow. What are some ways I could get it white again without damaging the netting and lace?

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Removing Green Dye on White Pants

How do I remove green dye from my white pants?

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Dye Transferred in the Wash

I recently bought one of those Topshop blue denim jackets with cream borg, fleece, lining. This is my first time washing it and I followed the instructions. But the borg lining has still turned all blue. Any ideas on how to get this out?

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Removing Dye That Transferred in the Wash

I washed some colored clothes and I had a black scarf in them. So now my cream coloured dress has a black stain. I washed it with Surf Excel, but that did not remove it. How can I remove this colour?

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Removing Cooking Oil Stains from Clothing

How do I get cooking oil stains out of a 100% viscose mesh look jersey?

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Detergent Spill Left Spot on Coat

While using liquid Tide detergent to rub a stain on some clothes before putting them in the washer, I got a splash of Tide detergent on my London Fog brown coat. Now I have a dark brown, almost black spot on the sleeve. How can I get it out?

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Cleaning Yellowed Antique Baby Clothes

How do I clean yellowing and brownish age spots from 63 year old handmade baby dresses? I want to display them in a shadowbox.

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Removing Dye that Transferred in the Wash

I accidentally put my husband's white bowls shirt in the wash with a new black pair of pants. So now the white shirt is a nice shade of blue. How do I get it white again?

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Removing Gum Stains from Clothing

My son got gum on his basketball warm up shirt, he's picked the bulk of it off. Now it's set in the fabric. Exactly how, if even possible, am I to get it out? The quickest way please.

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Removing Super Glue from Jeans

How do I remove super glue from jeans?

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Dye Transferred in the Wash

A few of my husband's tall white socks and white under tees were accidentally mixed in with a load of denim. This load contained at least 4 pairs of new dark-wash jeans. He is embarrassed at work for people to see them. They are brand new, so I cannot just trash them.

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Removing Ink from Evening Clothing

I bought a storage unit that had 15 really nice new gowns, but they all are stamped on the back with the brand name along with a small hole. The gowns are silk, chiffon, and taffeta. Is there anything that can take the ink stamp off or should I try bringing it to a cleaners.

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Removing Permanent Marker on Clothing

I first used rubbing alcohol then I rinsed the warm water, nothing. Should I still try hairspray and rinse with warm water?

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Dye Transferred in the Wash

How do I get dye out of white pants that are now pink? It transferred from a red shirt.

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Whitening Satin Brocade

Can satin brocade be whitened after 50 years of storage? It has yellowed quite a lot.

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Removing Nail Polish from Synthetic Fabric

How do I remove nail polish from a pair of 68% rayon, 30% polyester, and 2% spandex dress pants?

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Removing Wood Stain from a Sweatshirt

Is there a way I can remove dark wood stain from my cotton sweatshirt after it has set? I have washed it, not dried it, and tried acetone, the stain set before I could try to remove it immediately :( It was MinWax woodstain that unfortunately hit my sweatshirt.

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Removing Grease Stains from Work Coveralls

My husband was given a really nice heavy pair of coveralls, but they are covered everywhere with stains. I'm not sure what kind, but it looks like grease and oil. Is there a product that I can soak them in to get rid of some of the stains? Thanks.

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Dye Transferred in the Wash

I washed my daughter's purple duvet cover and it's dyed 2 white t-shirts. How can I get the dye out? I have tried bleach stain remover and still nothing.

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Grease Stain on Satin Wedding Dress

I got a light grease mark my wedding dress and two small yellow spots. How do I remove them?

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Cleaning Yellowed Antique Shirts

I recently received three dress shirts. As nearly as we can determine they are from the late 1800s or very early 1900s. They have removable collars and cuffs, bibbed fronts, etc. The problem is that they are stained with orange spots and what isn't orange is very yellowed.

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Removing Oil Base Primer from Clothing

How do I get oil base paint out of my cotton pants?

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Removing Paint Stains From Black Pants

How do I get white paint stains out of black dress pants.

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Removing Dye That Transferred in Wash

I washed a pair of my hubby's jeans with a burgundy cotton twill chair cover. The dye ran out of the cover unto the jeans; what a mess! I pulled the cover out and washed the jeans separately and they seemed OK so I put them in the dryer. When I removed them, his jeans are pinky blue.

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Removing Stains on Sweater Cuffs

How do I remove ingrained black cuff stains from my favourite peach jumper/sweater please?

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Dye Transferred in the Wash

My son has a pair of black Nike socks with the white Nike symbol and white blocking stripes up the back. I washed them with my darks and the white is now red. How can I get it out?

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Removing Tie Dye from Clothing

I tried to tie dye a really nice shirt, but it looks horrible! How do I get it out?

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Removing Stain From Wool Sweater

I have a Merino wool sweater. When I was washing dishes in my copper sink, the sink left a green stain on the bottom of the sweater. The sweater is machine washable, but the stain did not come out. Any suggestions?

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Removing Stains on Underwear
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Removing Dye That Transferred in Wash

I put a white jumper in with jeans by mistake. It came out all blue. How do I get it back to white?

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Removing Eyeliner from Clothing

I have a pair of white pants that has black eyeliner on it. I need some tips on removing it please? The pants are made up of 70% cotton, 27% polyester, and 3% spandex.

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Removing Grape Juice from Clothing

How do you remove grape juice from clothing?

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Removing Perspiration Stains from Wool Sweater

How do I remove white perspiration marks on a dark blue fine wool jumper?

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Removing Vicks Stains on Clothing

How do I remove Vicks stains from jogging pants?

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Removing Paint from Dry Clean Only Coat

How do you remove lite yellow paint from a red wool coat that's dry clean only?

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Removing Red Wax from Clothing

How do you get red wax out of a cotton blouse?

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Removing Wax or Crayon from Clothes

Heat an iron. Damp a face cloth. Put the face cloth on the item of clothing with the crayon or wax to be removed. Place the hot iron on the damp face cloth and move around for 30 seconds until wax or crayon is removed.

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Coke Stain on Cotton Sweater

I spilled coke on my cream colored cotton sweater at a Georgia Bulldog game. I put Shout on it. I am wondering if I should wash it with warm water or cold.

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Shirt Bled Dye Onto Vest

I wore a new dark pink long sleeve top under a white down vest. The new top bled color onto the white vest. Help! I tried Spray 'n Wash in a cool wash (I didn't dry it) and no luck. I've tried soaking overnight in Oxi-clean.

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Suede Dye Transferred Onto Wool Dress

I was wearing red suede gloves and a white wool dress one day. It started raining, the gloves got wet and leaked all over the dress. Is there a way to remove these stains?

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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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