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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 from Wool

I've got a pullover with a bolognese sauce stain. I already tried to use a stain-remover, but it's not working. What can I do?

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Dishwasher Detergent for Grass Stains

When Softball/Baseball season comes around, my hubby and son play on multiple teams and in lots of tournaments. Their uniform pants - usually white - are consistently subjected to ground in dirt, grass, even blood stains.

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Flair Pen on Cotton Clothing
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Blue Stains Showing Up on Washed Clothing
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Removing Dye Transferred for Clothes

I washed my whites with a couple of light green cold wash items and all of my whites turned a dull yellowish color. How do I get my whites, white again?

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Blue Stains from Oxiclean

I have a white jeans jacket that Oxiclean left blue spots on. My husband put it in the dryer. How do I get the stains out?

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Cleaning a Vintage Crochet Christening Shawl

How do I remove stains from a 60 year old crocheted baby christening shawl?

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Removing Fluorescent Dye from Clothing

I was at a glow in the dark party and got fluorescent dye on my favourite t-shirt. How can I get out?

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Removing Fabric Dye That Transferred in the Wash

I washed my daughter's new white jeans in alongside a pink face cloth. The jeans are pink. Please help, she is gonna kill me.

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Removing Tipp-Ex Correction Fluid Stains

How do I remove Tipp-Ex stains?

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Clothing Dye Transferred Onto Kurta

There is a blue colored stain on a mustard kurta. I tried lemon, toothpaste, Vanish liquid, and detergent, but there was no effect on the kurta.

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Removing Dye Transfer Stains on Woolen Clothing

On my woolen clothing there are some stains that transferred from other clothes. How can I remove them?

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Cleaning Jeans With Ground in Dirt

Whatever I try I can't get the ground in dirt out of my work jeans. I am a carpenter and so this dirt is not greasy nor mud, its just dirt from working with wood and being on a construction site.

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Removing Dry Erase Marker Stains from Clothes

First I tried Murphy's Oil Soap on the water-wetted shirt spot. It took a bit of the stain out, but not much. Then I sprayed Top Job Spot & Stain carpet cleaner, it comes in a red plastic spray container, directly onto the spot and rubbed it with an old white cotton sock.

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Removing Fabric Dye That Transferred in Wash

I have a lovely pale teal/seafoam colored dress with white lace at the top, it was accidentally thrown in with a brand new black article of clothing and some of the dye leeched into the dress. The problem is, after it was washed it was thrown in a drawer and stored all winter, so the stain has been setting for several months.

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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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