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▲︎ Removing Stains


Cleaning

Removing Stains

This page contains tips and ideas on how to remove a variety of stains.

Removing Stains from Formica

How can you remove stains from Formica tops?

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Removing Hair Dye from Carpet
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Nail Polish Remover for Ink on Vinyl Couch

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.

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Removing a Dye Stain on Furniture

How do you get dye out of a chair and table?

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Removing Red Wine Stains From Carpet

How do I remove red wine stains from my carpet?

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Removing Fruit and Vegetable Stains on...
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Removing Ink on Vinyl
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Removing Dry Erase Marker from Clothes

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.

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Nail Polish Remover for Sharpie on Skin

Use a cotton ball and nail polish remover, works every time!

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Using Kerosene for Stains
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Removing Shoe Polish Stains from Upholstery
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Removing Fabric Dye Stains
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Removing Permanent Marker From Vinyl and...
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Removing Red Wine Stain on Couch

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?

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Cleaning Motor Oil Stains

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

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Tips for Removing Permanent Marker

For furniture, try milk. On clothes, use hand sanitizer.

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Removing Set In Ink

How do I remove ink from clothes that have already been washed and dried?

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Removing Eye Makeup Stains from Fabric
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Removing Permanent Marker from Tablecloth

My granddaughter wrote her name on a flag and the marker went through onto the tablecloth. How can I remove it?

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Removing Red Wine from a Rug

How can I remove red wine from a rug?

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Removing Saffron Stains from Clothing
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Getting Rid of Hard Water Stains
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Red Dye on Green Sweater

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?

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Removing Butternut Squash Stains on Hands

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.

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Removing Colored Hair Spray from Painted Window Ledge

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.

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Removing Dye Stains on Wood Cabinet

What is the best way to get black dye stains off a bathroom wood cabinet that is a very light wood?

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Removing Wood Stain from Clothing
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Removing Permanent Marker from Backpack

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!

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Removing a Stain on a Granite Countertop

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.

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Removing Hand Sanitizer Stains on Wood
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Removing Coffee Stains on Plastic
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Removing Stains on Microfiber Furniture

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?

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Removing Coffee Stain on Plastic Cup

How to get rid of coffee stain from plastic cup.

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Removing Dye Stains on Counters

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.

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Easiest Way To Remove Sharpie from Skin

After experimenting with everything I could think of to get permanent Sharpie off of skin, I came up with this.

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Removing Mascara on Fleece Blanket

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?

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Removing Black Marker from Rubber Gym Ball

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.

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Cleaning a Liquid Laundry Detergent Stain on a Wall
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Removing Tire Stains from Clothing
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Removing Stains from Laminate Countertops

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.

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Removing Gloss Paint from Curtains

How do I remove gloss paint from silky fabric curtains?

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Removing Stains on Cement
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Red Wax Stain on Bathroom Countertop

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.

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Pillow Dye Transferred onto Sofa
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Removing Grease Stain on Upholstery
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Removing Highlighter Stains on Vinyl
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Removing Vaseline Stains
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Removing Liquid Makeup Stains
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Removing Wet Erase Marker Stains
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Removing Blueberry Stains From Clothing
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Removing Paint from Backpack
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Removing a Maraschino Cherry Stain
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Removing Latex Paint with Primer from a Quilt

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.

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Removing Rust Stains From Canvas
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Removing UV Paint from Shoes

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.

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Windex for Pen Marks on Suede

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!

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Removing a Fat Stain on an Unwaxed Oak Table

How can I remove a fat/butter mark from an unwaxed oak table?

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Removing Permanent Marker from XBox 360 Controller

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?

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Coffee Stain on White Counter Top

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.

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Using Peroxide to Clean Pet Stain on Wood Floors
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Removing Permanent Marker from Grout
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Windex for Carpet Stains

Try Windex on carpet stains. My husband taught me this and it really works

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Removing Beetle Stains
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Cleaning Stain on Linen Headboard

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.

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Removing a Urine Stain from a Sleep Number Bed

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.

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Pink Stains in Sinks and Bathtubs
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Removing Sunscreen Stain from Clothes

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.

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Removing a Chocolate Stain from a Rug
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Removing Permanent Marker on Airbags

How do I get rid of permanent marker on an airbag that has vinyl and ridges?

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Goo Gone Works on Candle Wax Stains

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.

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Removing Oil Stains from Micro Suede
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Avoid Stains In Tupperware

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.

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Removing Curry Stains
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Removing Mixed Alcohol Drink Stains on Wood
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Removing Permanent Marker from Clothing
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Removing Ink from Rubber Shoe Sole

How do I remove an ink stain on rubber sole of a shoe?

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Removing Paint Stains from Fiberglass Tub

This is a guide about removing paint stains from a fiberglass tub. Despite your best efforts, sometimes paint spatters.

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Removing Wine Stains on Fabric
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Removing Tomato Sauce Stains From Carpet
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Removing Nail Polish Stains From Silk
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Removing Red Wine Stain on Microsuede Sofa

How do you get a wine stain off a microsuede sofa cushion?

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Remedies for Nail Polish on a Couch

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.

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Removing Coffee Stains from Suede Boots
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Removing Baby Oil Stains from Clothing

This guide is about removing baby oil stains from clothing. Oil spots can be a challenge to remove from clothes.

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Removing Sharpie from a Wooden Lamp Base

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.

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Removing Nail Polish from Tile Grout and Carpet
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Removing Ink Stains from Clothing
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Removing Hair Dye from Cabinets

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.

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Removing Hair Dye from Door

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?

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Removing Dry Erase Marker from a Couch

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!

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Removing Stains on Countertops
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PVC Primer Removal

How I remove PVC primer off my linoleum?

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Removing Paint from Cotton Fabric

I have white washable wall paint on dark cotton material; how do I remove the paint?

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Cleaning a Stain on a Marble Fireplace

How do I get a mark off a new lightweight marble fireplace?

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Nail Polish Remover Stain in Bath Tub

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.

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Removing Red Vodka Stain on Upholstery

How do I remove a red Vodka stain from white cotton chair?

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Cleaning Red Jungle Juice Stains on Wood Cabinets

How can I get red jungle juice stains off my maple cabinets?

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Removing Oil Stains from Concrete Driveway

How can I get oil stains off the concrete outside? My car leaked and I can't remove it.

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Coffee Stain on Faux Suede Shoes

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.

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