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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 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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Removing Paint Stain from Jeans

I've tried rubbing alcohol and several types of stain removers, and thus far, nothing much worked. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Dye From Shirt Lining Bled Onto Shirt

I bought a dress top, only wore it once and when I did laundry the black from the lining of the shirt had made spots onto the rest of the shirt.

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Removing Soup Stains on a Sweatshirt

I spilled soup on my sweatshirt and I used a stain stick, but after washing the stains are still noticeable. Is there any other cleaner I can use on this sweatshirt?

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Removing Paint on Polyester Sweatpants

How do you get black paint out of 100 percent polyester sweatpants?

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Jacket Bled on Itself When Washed

I hand washed a dry-clean only jacket. It is beige trimmed with black and I think the black ran over parts of the jacket. How can I get these out?

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Removing Cocoa Stain on Clothing

How do I get a hot cocoa stain out of white cotton?

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Removing Furniture Stain from Shirt

How do I remove wood stain from a shirt that has already been washed once? I didn't realize that the stain was on the shirt until I had already washed and dried the shirt.

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Stain on Vintage Lace Wedding Dress

I have kept my mother's pale pink, lace wedding dress with pearl buttons. I would like to wear it to my son's wedding in a couple of weeks, but it has a large dark yellow/almost orange age stain on the front.

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Fabric Dye Transferred in the Wash

I have a black and white dress and when washed the black ran into the white. Now the white is grey. The dress isn't mine it's a friend's. Please someone help me with how to get it back to white. Please.

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Removing Human Feces Stains from Underwear

How do I remove feces stains from underwear?

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Blue Spots Appear on Pink Clothing When Washed

When I wash pink or coral clothing, even separately, dark spots often appear on them; the spots look blue or back in color. Why? How do I remove the spots?

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Clothing Dye Bled Onto Itself
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Removing a Stubborn Grease Stain on Dress

I got a grease spot on a fave dress, treated it with my stain remover and washed it. And washed it. The spot is lighter, but still there. How do I remove it? Please help.

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Black Dye Transferred into White Letters

I washed my black sweater in warm water to try to shrink it a little, but then the dye transferred into the white letters and now they're like white/light brownish. How do I get it back to white? Help!

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Removing Melted Crayon from Fabric

Does anyone know how to remove dried melted crayon off silk/polyester material?

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How to Get Grease Out of Fabrics
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Cleaning a Vintage Christening Dress

We have a 68 year old christening dress which has yellowed around the collar and sleeves. How can we get it whiter?

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Colour Ran in the Wash

I've got a black jacket with a white fur hood. When I've washed it the black dye made the white fur hood grey. Any ideas how I can get the hood back to its right colour?

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Removing Iced Tea Stain on Skirt

I have iced tea stains on my off white skirt. The fabric is 73% acrylic, 17% polyester, and 10% rayon. How can I remove them?

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Dye Transfer Turned Lace Gray in the Wash

My mother-in-law washed my new black and cream dress and it's cream lace on top. The cream lace has turned gray and I don't know how.

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Removing Grease Stain on Pants

I was eating steak and onions and the grease from the onions had gotten on my pants. The only products I have are Gain detergent, Sun washing powder, Ajax dish detergent, and some Family Dollar lemon scented bleach with fabric protection.

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Removing Ink from a White Shirt

How do I get rid of blue marks on my white skirt?

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Removing Paint from Polyester Jacket

I picked up a white, oil based, paint stain on my navy blue rain proof polyester Gore-Tex jacket. It has been on the jacket for a couple of days, so it is nicely dried to material.

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Removing Blood Stain on White Linen Shirt

How can I remove a dried, set in blood stain on a white linen shirt? So far I have tried cold water, white vinegar, and ammonia. None have worked. I have a bleach pen, but am afraid it will make a hole in the fabric.

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Cleaning a Vintage Crochet Baby Dress

I have my baby dress give to me by my grandma. A friend of her's made it in purple and white from crochet thread. It has yellowed after nearly 60 years. All of my daughters had baby pictures taken in it.

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Cleaning a Yellowed Vintage Wedding Gown

My wedding gown is 43 years old and has yellowed. Is there any hope to clean it? I would like to donate it.

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Cleaning Clothes That Have Yellowed

What is the best way to clean clothes that have yellowed?

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Removing Dried Silly Putty from Fabric

How do you get silly putty that has dried on fabric out?

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Getting Spray Paint Out of Lycra Swim Suit

We had a party today and we had to take white shirts to spray paint. Now little did I know that the paint would seep through onto my new Lycra swimming costume. How can I wash this out? Please help!

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Removing Salsa Stains From Clothing
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