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We found some antique dishes in a trash pile. They have been in a fire and have thick black residue on them. I have soaked them in everything and scrubbed with the Magic Eraser, but I cannot get all of the black off, What else can I try?
I live in an apartment and the previous tenants didn't ever clean the shower doors. They are extremely stained. I have tried lemon juice, vinegar, and Lime Away, but nothing seems to work. Please help!
I have a dark carpet and want to use ammonia to clean it. Wll this discolor my carpet?
We purchased a home built in 2006 and it had been empty for over a year. There was a smoke/stale smell when we bought the house. The people who lived there prior were both smokers and had both passed away although not in the house.
I use black hair dye occasionally. Sometimes I see some splashes on the walls. How can I remove it?
My white sweater turned grey, but it has a black design on it. It says "Paris Darling" in black with the Eiffel Tower
Our basement is musty; I clean it often, but am not doing what needs to be done. What can we do to remove odor?
Every time we go to visit our kids, we pack our suitcase and when we get there our clothes have musty smell. The suitcase and clothes don't have the odor when being packed.
I was out side with my teacher; we were looking for rocks and I decided to stay at the first creek we passed.
How do you remove nail polish from a white acrylic sweater?
What is isopropyl alcohol? I've never heard of it so I don't know what to buy. I tried a Rug Doctor and Vanish spray, but nothing works. I can't sit it in the sunlight, as it is a carpet.
For the past three years when October arrives we experience a horrible skunk like smell coming from behind our bathroom vanity. I have called a plumber who said it was definitely not a mold or sewage smell. He said it smelled like skunk weed.
Over several years two male cats peed in a particular place in our living room. Will refinishing the floor ever get rid of the stain/odor? Or, should I use KILZ on the floor and put down new flooring?
I used baking soda and ice cubes to clean the coffee residue from inside my glass lined thermos. Within thirty seconds of swirling it exploded, what did I do to get that?
I knocked over a container of nail polishes onto my light blue bedroom carpet. Needless to say some of them broke; hot pinks, lime greens, etc. After I blotted up what I could with a napkin, I used a bottle of liquid hairspray, a brush, and after scrubbing a bit it came out in no time.
How do I stop my plastic square bowls from flipping over?
A Kleenex was left in a pocket and was washed with the clothes and is everywhere! Can I go ahead and put them in the dryer? Shake out? Or wash again?
Help! I just found two black stains on my beautiful new(ish) soft red leather handbag. I got the bag as a gift. I cannot believe that I had a leaky pen that seeped right through from the inside of the bag to the outside.
During a walk with my granddaughter, we happened upon a beautifully shaped wicker basket along side a busy road. We decided that it was too nice to leave there to decay.
how do I get gold nail polish out of a white dress?
What can I use to get the smell of dog milk out of my carpet? My dog had pups and leaked milk.
Iv just removed eggshell white paint from my leather sofa by rubbing in petroleum jelly (Vaseline). I left it for a few minutes, then gently rubbed with a wet nail brush and it started coming off! Happy me!
One tile stuck to another floor tile. Plant was sitting on extra tile
I have a black velvet dress with perspiration stains under the arms. Does anyone know how to get them out?
My sister-in-law gave me her gorgeous wedding dress to wear and I love it, the only problem is it has dark red embroidery and my future hubby and I do not want red of any sort in the wedding. Can a dry cleaner bleach out the embroidery to make it white? The fabric is 100% polyester as is the lining.
How do you clean plastic drop cloth residue off a wooden table (sticky stuff)?
I have a glass coffee pot and I can't get the hard water stains out. I soaked the pot in straight CLR for hours and it didn't touch it. Help!
Is it safe to clean it in a self cleaning oven? Do I have to remove the handle? Wagnerware Sidney -O- #4508-P and 4506 on bottom and outside.
To clean a very old square floor tiles people just moped, slapping wax along the wood trim and now I have bad wax and dirt buildup. How do I clean wax build up around the wall?
A large bottle of extra virgin olive oil broke and leaked onto the concrete floor of the garage. It dried up as we were away for almost three months. Now the stain looks like a dark stain.
How do I remove moth ball smell from my dinette set that is metal with cloth seats?
I have lived here for 7 months with no smell. Now there is a cloying 'scent' in my house, mostly in the entry hall and upper bathroom. It is not a foul drain smell, sometimes I think it is a urine smell, but it has a sickly sweetness to it.
I recently moved into a new place. The previous tenants didn't clean up after their dogs. I have a 9 month old and am pregnant.
I dyed white cotton shirts a pale green. How do I get them back to pure white?
I add a few drops of essential oil to Free and Clear (hypoallergenic) dish soap to mimic the expensive all-natural soaps without the possible allergens, since even all-natural soaps can have natural ingredients I'm allergic to.
There is an awful smell in one of the bedrooms. This year it started to stink right after we turned off the swamp cooler for the year. (One of the swamp cooler's "dumps" is between the bedroom and the adjoining bathroom.)
Pull your stove out from the wall and clean floor, etc. When ready to push stove back into place, spray Pledge or an equal where the feet of the stove will slide. This will keep your floor from ripping or scratching.
I have a cream Karen Millen dress which appears to have a red coloured stain on it. The dry cleaners have tried, but it won't lift. Any ideas?
The former owner of our cottage splashed deck stain all over the lower row of off white vinyl siding on two sides of the cottage.
There is a urine smell on my couch which I am unable to get rid of. I would really appreciate any tips. Thanks.
I need a homemade spot remover to get a red stain out of a white jacket.
Pine pitch has left white spots on the new asphalt coating on the driveway.
How can I get the burnt bottom of the tea kettle off my glass top stove?
Can you mix ammonia and water as a solution to clean outside vinyl siding? If so, what mixture?
I had a bright/light yellow tank and washed it with colors, but after washing it, my tank was grey toned. How can I fix this?
I moved into an old house and I washed my cabinets out and lined the shelf and add the dishes. When I get out a bowl or cup it smells like old wood. I can't stand to drink from a cup.
What can I use to remove super glue from my granite composite countertop?
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.
My washer has a fabric softener dispenser that does not come off. How do I clean it?
I have a black and orange top, the black has gone onto the orange when I washed it. How can I get it out?
How do you get tire marks out of a satin wedding gown?
My dad is 92 y/o and lives in assisted living. He has a Supra pubic catheter. He has been instructed in emptying his bag into a urinal to minimize splashing.
I have some old plates with yellowing on the bottoms. I soaked in denture tabs it helped, but the stains are still there. Any ideas?
I have a stain of my white Corian top from a wood cabinet that was on it for a few years. How can I remove it?
How do I remove a very strong musty odor from a wooden hutch?
How can I remove cottonwood sap from leather boat seats?
I shake a small amount of rough cut small gravel with some detergent and water to clean our bottles that have stuff stuck to the inside. Just strain off and rinse the gravel, let dry, and it is ready for next time.
How can I remove wine stains from a really old crocheted table cloth? Grandma made it, probably 60 years ago and it has lain in my aunt's dresser drawer for at least 40 years. I've soaked it regular laundry soap.
How do I get the green stuff off of my bathroom cabinet handles?
While roofing, I got tar on my gold chain and the medallions hanging from it. What is the safest way to remove the tar without harming the jewelry?
How can I wash this bag? I tried to wash it with soap and water in the sink and the bright pink fabric on the inside faded to the grey exterior. I cannot get the color bleed out of the grey exterior.
I've tried cheaper detergents and homemade laundry detergent but I always go back to Tide Coldwater. I love the smell it leaves my clothes. I've discovered that if I diluted the Tide by 50% water, my clothes are just as clean and smell just as good.
I lost my pot scrapers recently. It struck me that I knew exactly how to get my hands on more without spending a dime! Cut them from those sturdy, empty shampoo and conditioner bottles. I've always thought it was such a shame to just toss them.
I used the hair towels made of microfiber material, from $1 Dollar Tree. Just trim to size. They attach wonderfully. When one side is dirty, I flip it over before washing. An especially cheap alternative to the WetJet pads!
How do I remove tape residue from a sport shirt? The paper towel/iron method did not remove the stickiness. What else can I do?
I washed my son's white football jersey last night with a few other items (that have been washed hundreds of times). My bright pink tank top decided to bleed for the first time ever and it bleed onto my son's white football jersey...
I had taco sauce stain the plastic on a refrigerator door. Its a big stain. Any solutions for this?
We just moved into a 75 yr old house, it was recently sold to a new owner (we're leasing) so it was thoroughly inspected and has new plumbing. When we first walked it in was very noticeable but it's old and all hardwood floors. We've painted all the walls and trim.
How do you remove dye from black Levi jeans which has discolored a white blouse?
Can I use sugarsoap on outside walls to clean green mildew off the house wall?
My husband's work clothes always reek of old nasty cooking oil. I wash them in solution of dish washing detergent, lemon scented ammonia and hydrogen peroxide, in hot water.
We have a serious problem with a mothball smell which has been an issue for selling our home. We painted the whole inside of the house along with an entire carpet shampoo. I mop the floor with Pine Sol everyday, but no luck.
I bought an air freshener from Bath and Body Works that is a clip for your visor and it melted right over my carseat. How can I remove it?
Our contractor got cement dust on the neighbor's red stepping stones. How do I remove it?
I have a toilet in a vacant rental house that was used many times (by someone who broke in) after the water was turned off, so basically it was never flushed and full of nasty. I have cleaned it numerous times.
How do I remove pine sap from an aluminum railing?
How do I remove pine sap from Timbertech composite decking?