This page contains tips and ideas on how to remove a variety of stains.
I got ball point pen on a beige vinyl couch. I tried everything to get it out but none of them worked. I read that nail polish remover works, but I was afraid to use it. I did a test on the underneath and, sure enough, it did not hurt the vinyl and took most of the ink out.
How do I remove red wine stains from my carpet?
I let my little grandson scribble with a dry erase marker and he got it all over his shirt. I was really surprised that it would be so difficult to get out. I tried all the tips listed, except for the ink remover.
Use a cotton ball and nail polish remover, works every time!
I sprayed Oxiclean stain remover on a red wine spill on my light colored (brand new) couch fabric and it turned it blue. No what do I do?
I know some people have used kitty litter to clean up oil leaks. In my experience it's been worth investing in a full-out absorbent product, although I work with cars on a regular basis so I deal with a lot of oil leaks. Stuff like SpillFix works really well
For furniture, try milk. On clothes, use hand sanitizer.
How do I remove ink from clothes that have already been washed and dried?
My granddaughter wrote her name on a flag and the marker went through onto the tablecloth. How can I remove it?
I have a bright green sweater that was to be washed only on gentle in cold water, has gotten some red on it somehow! I am pretty sure it happened in the dryer. I thought I read something about adding vinegar to the water for this?
I tried everything (vinegar, lemon juice, baking powder, and anything I could think of) to clean my hands of the nasty orange staining I got from peeling butternut squash. I was desperate because I didn't want to go to work with hands that looked absolutely awful.
I left a can of hot pink hair spray on my window ledge and didn't realize it had leaked for the longest time. (It was laying on it's side) and I am unsure on how to remove it.
What is the best way to get black dye stains off a bathroom wood cabinet that is a very light wood?
How do I get silver permanent marker off my red backpack? My little sister wrote her name all over it and I need to get this off ASAP!
I have a black granite worktop which has a patch stained by oven cleaner. Can you advise what is the best way is to get rid of it?Thanks.
I have washed my microfiber cushion covers in the washing machine, but there are still round stains on the covers. How do I get the stains out of my cushion covers?
How to get rid of coffee stain from plastic cup.
I have pink Joss stick stains on white laminate. The sticks were laying on the counter behind sink at GD's residence and got wet, leaving behind bright pink staining.
After experimenting with everything I could think of to get permanent Sharpie off of skin, I came up with this.
I found that our sons had smeared mascara on our fleece blanket this morning. What would be the best way of removing it? Would tea tree oil work?
I played a practical joke on my girlfriend by drawing a face on her gym ball to discover to my horror that it was in fact her sister's. To make matters worse, the pen that I thought was just a dry board pen was in fact a marker and isn't coming off.
Lacquer thinner will easily remove stains from Formica countertops. Be careful not to get it on the wood edge as it will also remove the finish on the edge.
How do I remove gloss paint from silky fabric curtains?
I just bought a home only to discover there is a large red stain caused by melted wax on the white bathroom counter top. The wax is gone, but the stain is not. Please help.
Is there anyway to remove latex paint that has primer in it from a quilt? There are several small areas on the white quilt with the blue latex/primer paint on it.
My boyfriend went to a paint party in Magaluf and has wrecked his trainers. The bright UV paint won't come off the white fabric areas. I've tried carefully bleaching the white parts, but I'm not seeing much result. Should I try white spirit? or does anyone have any better suggestions?Thanks.
My 3 year old daughter put pen marks all over my suede couch. I sprayed Windex all over the area and wiped it with a dark towel until all marks were gone! It worked like a charm!
How can I remove a fat/butter mark from an unwaxed oak table?
My 2 year old got a hold of a permanent marker this morning and wrote all over my boyfriend's Xbox 360 controllers. Any ideas how to get the marker off?
I have coffee stains on my white kitchen countertop that will not go away. I have tried so many things on it, but am afraid to try anything industrial as I live in an apt.
Try Windex on carpet stains. My husband taught me this and it really works
I have bought a natural colored linen upholstered headboard and it has 3 small dirt spots on it. Is there a way to spot clean the dirt marks? I must return headboard to store by tomorrow if I can't get the dirt out. Dirt probably result of poor covering in moving van. Thanks for your help.
I have a king Sleep Number bed with a very large dried human pee stain on it. I took it to a local laundromat and washed it in the biggest one.
Having freckly/fair skin I need to wear sunscreen every day. Some brands can leave a yellow/brown stain on light clothes. To remove this stain: moisten the area, rub with plenty of dishwashing liquid (I use a popular clear green type), and scrub with a nail brush if the fabric can take it.
How do I get rid of permanent marker on an airbag that has vinyl and ridges?
GooGone works to get the remaining wax (and color) out of the tablecloth! Who knew? Pour GooGone over the remaining stain after you have scraped the wax off.
If you get spaghetti stains in your tupperware, you can avoid this by spraying the dish with cooking spray. Also setting your stained dishes in the sun will work as well. No more nasty stains.
How do I remove an ink stain on rubber sole of a shoe?
This is a guide about removing paint stains from a fiberglass tub. Despite your best efforts, sometimes paint spatters.
How do you get a wine stain off a microsuede sofa cushion?
I left some nail polish out with the lid on, but some kids found it and started painting lessons on the couch! To save myself from an eternity without nail polish, I came on this site.
This guide is about removing baby oil stains from clothing. Oil spots can be a challenge to remove from clothes.
I have an oak lamp table that is stained, but not varnished. The top has sort of a butcher block affect. My granddaughter drew all over it with a black Sharpie marker.
When I dyed my hair, I found the dark hair dye dripped onto the light oak cabinet door. It was too late when I noticed the stain. How can I remove the dye stain? The cabinets are only 3 months old and I am sick over this.
My daughter leaned against the bathroom door with black dye in her hair. Now I have a large black circle on the white door. How can it be removed?
I found a post through Google about getting dry erase marker off upholstery. It said to use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, but I was wondering if you were suppose to wet it? I read or heard last time a child got dry erase on clothing that water could make it worse. Please advise if you can. Thanks!
I have white washable wall paint on dark cotton material; how do I remove the paint?
How do I get a mark off a new lightweight marble fireplace?
Today I spilled about three caps full of pink nail polish remover into my bath tub, it's a new bath so when I'm cleaning I don't want to damage the colour under it. I tried bathroom cleaning wipes and that got most of it off, but now there's a big spill in the bath that won't budge.
How do I remove a red Vodka stain from white cotton chair?
How can I get red jungle juice stains off my maple cabinets?
How can I get oil stains off the concrete outside? My car leaked and I can't remove it.
I just spilled decaffeinated coffee with a lot of cream in it and sugar substitute on my faux suede booties. They are that sort of hard type of suede bootie. I tried water immediately, but the water dried right away and the coffee stains remain.