The stains on our clothes reflect our daily activities. This page contains tips and ideas on how to remove clothing stains.
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?
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?
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?
How do I get cooking oil stains out of a 100% viscose mesh look jersey?
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?
How do I clean yellowing and brownish age spots from 63 year old handmade baby dresses? I want to display them in a shadowbox.
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?
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.
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.
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.
I first used rubbing alcohol then I rinsed the warm water, nothing. Should I still try hairspray and rinse with warm water?
How do I get dye out of white pants that are now pink? It transferred from a red shirt.
Can satin brocade be whitened after 50 years of storage? It has yellowed quite a lot.
How do I remove nail polish from a pair of 68% rayon, 30% polyester, and 2% spandex dress pants?
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.
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.
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.
I got a light grease mark my wedding dress and two small yellow spots. How do I remove them?
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.
How do I get oil base paint out of my cotton pants?
How do I get white paint stains out of black dress pants.
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.
How do I remove ingrained black cuff stains from my favourite peach jumper/sweater please?
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?
I tried to tie dye a really nice shirt, but it looks horrible! How do I get it out?
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?
I put a white jumper in with jeans by mistake. It came out all blue. How do I get it back to white?
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.
How do I remove white perspiration marks on a dark blue fine wool jumper?
How do you remove lite yellow paint from a red wool coat that's dry clean only?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
I got pen ink on my cargo pants and I don't know how to get it off. What should I do?
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.
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.
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.
What is the best cleaner to use to get out a grape juice stain?
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.
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?
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?
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"?
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?
How do I remove a Coke stain from a white raincoat?
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?
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!
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.
I was out side with my teacher; we were looking for rocks and I decided to stay at the first creek we passed.
How do you remove nail polish from a white acrylic sweater?
how do I get gold nail polish out of a white dress?
I have a black velvet dress with perspiration stains under the arms. Does anyone know how to get them out?
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?
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?
I have a black and orange top, the black has gone onto the orange when I washed it. How can I get it out?
How do you get tire marks out of a satin wedding gown?
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...
How do you remove dye from black Levi jeans which has discolored a white blouse?
How do you remove Wite Out from clothing?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
I have printer ink on my vinyl raincoat. How can I remove it?
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?
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?
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.
How do I get car grease out of a Gorte-Tex jacket?
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.
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!
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?
How do I get ground in dirt out of school shirts?
How do I remove nail paint from a silk saree?
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.
I got spray paint on my hoody. How do I get it off?
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.