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I recently bought some drinking glasses from 1971 that have years of smoke build up on them. They have a wonderful painted design on them but they look very faded from the build up. How is the best way to clean this without losing the paint design?
I have built up grease on my stovetop that is impossible to remove. Any ideas?
What can be used to clean tinted vinyl sunporch windows?
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.
I recently bought an Under Armour sports bag from a used item store and it's very smelly. I washed it 2 times, but the smell remains. What can I do now?
Can I use an ammonia solution to clean my hardwood floors?
I have a hairspray stain on my leather couch right where my head lays. How can I remove it?
How do I get dried dog urine off finished hardwood floors?
With pets and children, shampooing your carpet or car interiors is something that is just part of life. I have found that using liquid laundry soap works really great in these shampooing devices.
A turkey feather fan was stored in a red cedar (Juniperus virgiana) feather box for several months. When it was taken out there was tree resin, sap, on the tips of the feathers. What is the best way to remove the resin?
We have had several dead animals under the slab foundation after a torrential rain. We had several holes around the house where we have seen rabbits and possums. How long before smell goes away?
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?
We have duck tape stuck on berber carpet. We cannot get it up.
How do I clean coffee spilled all over a coach purse?
How do I remove duct tape residue from fabric?
What is the item and amounts that you add to baking soda to clean bathroom and kitchen drains?
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?
How do I best clean residue of cooked food on gas burner base to bring back "new" look?
How do I remove stains from a 60 year old crocheted baby christening shawl?
There is a foul odor in every room of my house that has worsened over the year and now causes the glands in my neck to swell and triggered a conjested sinus infection.
We bought a mobile home last August. When we bought it under the kitchen sink had a bad smell like something dead, but not as bad. Then when it cooled off for winter the smell went away. So I thought it was a dead animal.
We just purchased the home 6 months ago. There is no basement or attic. Daylight/sun activates the odor. The smell is of fresh paint or chemicals. It goes away after the sun goes down.
I was at a glow in the dark party and got fluorescent dye on my favourite t-shirt. How can I get out?
My machine is new, it is the first time I'm using it and it is only squirting out of one side. I guess it is clogged.
How do I clean a Lazyboy recliner that has human urine on the seat.
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.
How can I remove a green stain on my hard rubber toilet seat? I think it was caused by urine. I have tried cleaning it with baking soda and vinegar, but that didn't work.
I just purchased 2 musical porcelain dolls from eBay and they were very smoky and had what appears to be water stains. I opened seams and removed the music box, removed the hands, feet and head.
Soap scum just flakes off into a powder by removing it with a single edge razor. Very simple. After years of spending money on chemicals for my shower doors, they are now clean!
Soak the spot with Orange Glo. Take a sharp knife and gently scrape away the glue. Wipe off the dried glue and cover area again with the Orange Glo, let sit, and wipe clean.
I noticed some people find that Swiffer WetJet won't spray. There are a few reasons this might be but one of them is to check the batteries.
How do I clean a white plastic floor in the kitchen and bath area, it's not smooth area.It is a pure white and over a year changed to a dirty floor.Shall I use bleach? I used it once in a small area and it was brilliant.
I sprayed it on a small section of the wall, waited for it to change color then used a kitchen sponge mop to wipe down the section I had sprayed. Well to my surprise, it worked. Since it's a foam, you don't have to worry about it running down the wall.
I have an aqua colored leather Coach bag. Is there a way to remove the black scuff marks from the bottom? Also how can I clean some light wearing on the handles?
Can anyone recommend a home remedy to remove or at least fade and make less noticeable white spray painted words on my concrete steps? They are not "bad" words, thank goodness, lol, but it does make the exterior of my home trashy-looking. I've tried bleach and Goof-Off for Graffiti.
We had some superglue spots on our dark grey quartz counter top. I used Goof Off towels to try and remove them. Well the towels didn't work, instead the counter top is slightly lighter in the spots where I used the Goof Off. Is there anything that I can do to fix this?
Does anyone have a DIY solution to cleaning the dirt and yellow off headlight covers on cars? Mine are just so bad!
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.
On my woolen clothing there are some stains that transferred from other clothes. How can I remove them?
I left potatoes on my fabric car seat. I have tried cleaning it, but the smell is still there. I have tried cleaner for cars and Febreze. Nothing.
Unfortunately top edge burned in iron box. What doI do to repair my clothes?
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.
A neighbor recently bought a used vehicle that the former owners said the dealer had put some spice scent in the vehicle. It's been 3 months and it still is one horrible smell.We were wondering if anyone has had any experience with a chemical smell that coffee works to resolve?
How do I remove lime tree sap from a caravan Perspex skylight window?
How do you clean yellow discoloration in a cut glass bowl?
My garden marble table is very dull. Is there a liquid that will make it shiner?
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.
When moving furniture such as a sofa, scuff marks were made on the newly polished wood flooring. How do I remove the scuff marks and then I can rewax?
A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works great! They are also good if you get tanning lotion or spray on your hands and they turn orange.
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.
In a porcelain kitchen sink with stains, do the stains stay off once removed with peroxide? If the kitchen sink is used often, do the ugly stains stay off?
I am trying to clean a filthy curio cabinet. It is just the wood. What can I use that I have around the house to clean the wood?
After installing vinyl plank flooring, there are shiny shoe sole prints that show in the reflection of the new floor. I mopped with warm water and vinegar and it did not make any difference. The instructions repeatedly caution not to use any but the mildest cleaning solutions.
Is it okay to wash linen napkins in washer that is use for soiled clothes? Is it sanitary?
Why are my bath mats turning the lino floor in the bath room yellow?
Use regular kosher salt or any salt. Just sprinkle in shoes after heavy use, then wear with socks or without. It will kill the odor. Repeat if necessary.
I washed a handmade quilt that has an off white back to it. It stayed in the washer for an hour before I put it in the dryer. I forgot about it! I didn't see that the colors from the front of the quilt had bled on the back off white side of the quilt until I took it out of the dryer.
My black marks seem to be under the glass. The surface is slick. I got that with a scraper, Dawn, and the cooktop cleaning liquid they sold me. This happened shortly after buying it.
How do I get diesel out of my leather boots?
There is a little ink scribble on a check. How do I remove it?
Make cleaning sprays for many uses from 4 spray pump bottles, simple household products, and water. Take a few drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid, add water and shake. Spray bathroom mirrors, wipe with dry cloth.
I have a ranch dressing spot on a satin shirt. I need to know the best wat to clean it.
How do you remove white spots out of off white Corian sinks?
I have a 100% acrylic hat and I would prefer it to be light pink. How can I evenly dye the fabric? With what type of bleach?
Does anyone know how to get my blue towel marks off my stove top? I had a boil over of pasta and grabbed the first thing in sight.
Thank you for the tip, the alcohol swabs did the trick. All my pen marks are gone! I still have dirt to clean in the lining. Should I wait to clean it that until the alcohol has dried or continue cleaning it?
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.
I used white vinegar to remove stains and pet urine from the carpet, it worked, but now an awful vinegar smell is left. It has been 4 days now and the smell is almost stronger. I tried washing it, but that didn't help. It still has a strong vinegar odor. I am getting ready to replace carpet.
My dishwasher is leaving a cloudy film on the glasses.
My grandson has trodden on a pen on oak flooring. How can I get the stain removed?
I have a 1950s Formica table with a built in extension. The extension is still the bright red the table had, but the outer portions have turned dark, how can I correct the darkened areas?
How do you keep the caulking around a Porcelite refinished tub clean?
How do you remove grease from raw wood? I have a table that was stained, but never finished. Now it has grease stains. How do I remove them?
I spilled some super glue all over the black leather part of my Taxi 12s. And I noticed that the glue left white marks over the black leather part of my Jordan 12s. How can I remove the stain?
How can I remove blue ink from a red Coach leather wallet?
My son was killed in my car. The Sheriff's Department gave me my car back, but I can see the blood of my son on my carpet. It has been 2 years.
We recently had a house fire and my stainless steel back splash and vent-a-hood have a dull, film on them. The cleaning people used industrial cleaner and stainless steel cleaner and it's still dull with no shine. I have recleaned both myself to no avail.
I bought an old house and could not afford new flooring. After scrubbing and scrubbing I found the solution! By far the most effective thing to do is wet the floor and sprinkle baking soda over it.
The toilet floor wood smells of urine. What do I use to remove odours?
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.
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.
My three year old scribbled all over my dry erase board. I was clueless and used plain water to clean it. Big mistake. The water marker smeared and it would not come off. I tried so many things, alcohol, hand sanitizer, acetone, etc. I gave up.
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?
Can wallpaper be covered with paint and not be effected by the underlying nicotine? Is there any undercoat that can be used?
How do I get black dye out that ran in the wash on a mint colored shirt?
Recently I was following a YouTube instruction on how to clean UGG boots by using Zero detergent and then rinsing off with cold water. After allowing it to dry naturally it is now discoloured with areas of darker dye sections throughout the boot. Is there a way to fix this discoloration?
I have a white towel with sewed on colored appliques. I can't use Clorox, and the towel looks grayish. How do I whiten?
Some of the stains are old and some are newer. My dog is old and decided this is her toilet. We have to remove the rug and get in on the stains. It is a big job coming up. I can't send the picture because the rug is still on down, it is wall to wall.
I had put the little self-adhesive plastic strips in my bathtub several years ago. They worked quite well, and they stayed useful for several years. They eventually began to peel around the edges and I decided to pull them off and go back to the rubber bath mat.
How can I remove the dark ring around the sides of the tub?
My husband drained our above ground swimming pool for the winter. Now I'm trying to clean it. There is like dry mud and I have been brushing the bottom and it is coming off, but taking forever. Yes I know now that he should not have done that. It is very bad.
Are the bowls from Healthy Choice Steamers dishwasher safe?
I set my micowave for 2-1/2 minutes and then ran to the hardware store. Upon returning I thought the house was on fire. I apparently set it for a far longer time. The food was charcoal and the plate it was on splintered into hundreds of pieces.
I have a dark stain on my kitchen floor that starts under my fridge and winds its way to the edge of my living room. We've checked under the fridge and found nothing. We've not spilled, dropped or splashed anything on the floor. It just appeared over night.
There is an odor in the front part of my living room only in the evening and at night. It smells like broccoli water after cooking. I do not smell it at all in the daytime.
I had a cardboard box with tape on it sitting on my car seat and it left marks on the seat. Can anybody help how to remove the tape residue?
I have some Little Kiddles and Barbies packed up in the 70s. They were clean then. Now they have developed blue stains. Can they be removed? I want to sell them, but not with spots!
My cheetah print sheet has faded onto my mattress and it's blue so I was wondering how to get it off?
How do you remove pen drawings off vinyl timber looking floors?
My ceramic tile floor is over 20 years old and in great shape. The problem is with the grout, but only in certain places. It has white marks, but only in certain places. I have washed the grout with everything I can think of, Mr. Clean, white vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide.
The gown was in a cedar chest and now has rust looking spots in a few places.
After a heavy rain I have a very bad smell of wet, rotten wood that takes about three to four days to go away. I have had a entire new roof put on the house and patio. The smell is in the patio and never in the house. I cannot locate source.