This page contains tips and ideas on how to remove a variety of stains.
Sunlight will remove tomato sauce type stains from plastics. Just place items in direct sunlight for a few hours around midday. It will bleach white laundry too.
My cheetah print sheet has faded onto my mattress and it's blue so I was wondering how to get it off?
I have a beautiful, fine christening shawl hand knitted in a lacy pattern in 2 ply wool some 40 years ago by my mother. Unfortuntely somehow it was stored away without anyone noticing the chocolate. What would be the best way to try and remove the chocolate? Any advice would be much appreciated.
My daughter has a white cotton comforter that has some odd set-in stains. I am not even sure what they are. The comforter has been washed and dried several times, so the stains are set in stone. I can't use bleach because there is some lovely light gold embroidery on the end of it.
I stained my dark green granite counter with Tarn X rust remover. I have 2 white stains that I'm unable to remove. Any suggestions?
My vinyl floor covering is white with slight metallic grey pattern on. It has got nicotine patches on it. Please what is the best to remove the yellow nicotine stains?
I was dying my hair recently and freaked out when I got hair dye on my bathroom sink. I took my cream developer and my powdered bleach and mixed them together to make a creamy paste and coated the dyed areas with it. I let it sit for 30 minutes or so and BAM!
I clean our rubber spatulas in the dishwasher. They now have been bleached in spots. Is there a way to remove those white stains?
So my orange highlighter was left opened inside my backpack and has stained it inside and out. My backpack is blue on the outside and I don't want to ruin the outside trying something that won't work. Help!
How to get red ink stain out of my white microfiber chair?
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.