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Hand Sanitizer

Removing Hand Sanitizer Stains on Wood?This is a page about removing hand sanitizer stains on wood. The alcohol content found in hand sanitizers can leave awful spots on your wood furniture. Thankfully, there are solutions to help remove or minimize any damage done.


Permanent Marker

Removing Permanent Marker from ClothingThis marker is meant to be permanent, but sometimes you need to remove it. This page is about removing permanent marker from clothing.


3 Sharpie Markers with a pen line.

Removing Sharpie on Kitchen Counters?This is a page about removing Sharpie on kitchen counters. Sharpie permanent marker can accidentally get on your countertops.


Stain Remover

Stain Remover for Set-In StainsSet-in stains can be very difficult to remove. This page contains suggestions for removing these tough stains.


A woman cleaning a mirror with rubber gloves on.

Cleaning Cloudy Mirrors?Cloudy mirrors can be the result of a residue build up on the face of the mirror or damage to the backing. To clean your cloudy mirror try either foam shaving cream or straight white vinegar in a spray bottle.


A boy writing on a white board with a dry erase marker.

Removing Dry Erase Marker From FabricThis is a page about removing dry erase marker from fabric. Dry erase marker can accidentally get on our clothing or other fabric surfaces while we are using one.


Bottle of Dawn Dish Soap

Using Dawn Dish Soap as a Stain RemoverThis is a page about using Dawn dish soap as a stain remover. In addition to being an excellent grease cutting detergent for washing dishes, Dawn is also a very effective stain remover for your laundry, carpet, or other fabric items.


Young woman dyeing her hair.

Removing Hair Dye from WoodThis is a page about removing hair dye from wood. Dyeing your hair at home can save you a lot of money. However, sometimes there are accidents. A common unexpected outcome of the home dye job is stains on the woodwork or cabinetry.


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Getting Tar out of Jeans?How do i get tar out of my jeans? Violet



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Removing Red Clay Stains on Clothing?This is a page about removing red clay stains on clothing. Typically this clay contains quite a bit of iron, making these dirt stains on clothes and shoes difficult to remove.


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Glass Mirror Stain With Cat Pee?I have a mirrored wall in my house and my pet (male) has urinated on my mirrored wall on one side of it and therefore it has turned grayish-black. Does anyone have any solutions or a tip on how to make it a mirror again on the side he urinated on? Thanks in advance, Ladyrider from Houston


Removing Tar from Clothing, Removing Tar from Upholstery, Removing Tar from Aluminum Siding

Removing Tar from Aluminum SidingThis is a page about removing tar from aluminum siding. If you have put a tar roof on a building with aluminum siding, the tar get splattered in places you don't want very easily. Removing the tar from your aluminum siding can be a big chore.


Clean Shower Floor

Cleaning Stains on a Shower Floor?This is a page about cleaning stains on a shower floor. Whether your shower floor is made of tile, porcelain or fiberglass, stains may develop that can be a challenge to remove.


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Candle Wax on Polyester?How does one remove melted candle wax from a polyester tablecloth?


Wet Erase Marker

Removing Wet Erase Marker StainsThis is a page about removing wet erase marker stains. Wet erase markers are made using water soluble dyes, making cleanup easy.


Three wall air fresheners.

Removing an Air Freshener Stain?Both plug in and spray air fresheners can cause staining or furniture finish damage. This page contains some helpful tips for removing air freshener stains.


Vinyl Couches

Removing Ink on VinylThis is a page about removing ink on vinyl. Whenever removing ink from a surface you want to make sure that the fix doesn't create a bigger problem.


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Removing Starch from an Iron?What solution can I use for taking starch off a clothes iron?


Cleaning Mattress

Cleaning Stains from a Pillow Top MattressCleaning a pillow top mattress can be done with a variety of cleaners. The main thing to remember is to not use too much liquid or it will be difficult to dry. This is a page about cleaning stains from a pillow top mattress.


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Nail Polish on Plastic?I got some nail polish on my daughter's American Girl doll. How do I get the dried nail polish off?


Black scribble on white kitchen cabinets

Removing Sharpie from White Cabinets?Depending on the finish on your cabinets you can try any one or more of the several cleaning solutions mentioned in this page. This page contains information about removing Sharpie from white cabinets.


Hard Water Stains

Removing Hard Water StainsThis is a page about getting rid of hard water stains. Many places have tap water that can leave mineral deposits in plumbing fixtures, dishes and small appliances.


Back of a tan colored faux leather chair.

Removing Ink on Faux LeatherCare will need to be taken when trying to remove ink stains on faux leather items so as not to damage the material. This is a page about removing ink on faux leather.


White tablecloth on a table.

Cleaning Yellow Stains on a Tablecloth?Yellow stains on your tablecloth could be the result of age and storage or from spills. Depending on the cause of the stains there are ways to try and remove them. This is a page about yellow stains on a tablecloth.



Tip of a Sharpie marker at the end of a squiggly line on white background.

Removing Permanent MarkerPermanent marker stains are a common household mini disaster. Despite the name, permanent marker stains may sometimes be removed quite effectively. This is a page about removing permanent marker stains.


Bottom of Rubber Boot

Removing Rubber StainsThis is a page about removing rubber stains. Whether it's from a scum or melted on rubber can easily stain flooring, appliances and more around the home.


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Resolve Carpet Cleaner For Laundry StainsForget the stain sprays for laundry, they never seem to do the job. Resolve rug cleaner in the pump bottle works wonderfully on clothes. Spray the stain, wait 5 minutes and wash, voila!


Micro Suede

Cleaning Oil/Grease Stains on Microsuede FurnitureOil stains can be tricky to remove microsuede but there are some techniques that may be effective. This is a page about cleaning oil/grease stains on microsuede furniture.


Red Hair Dye

Removing Hair Dye Stains from a BathtubThis is a page about removing hair dye stains from a bathtub. Newly dyed hair often has residual dye in it, which can stain your bathtub after washing your hair. Find ways to remove these stains by checking out these tips.


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Removing Liquid Rollerball Pen Ink?I got ink from a liquid pen on my jeans. Nail polish remover isn't helping. Any advise?


Bug Sprayed on Wood Table

Cleaning a Bug Spray Stain on Wood Table?This is a page about cleaning a bug spray stain on wood table. If you get bug spray on a wood table, it can leave a stain and residue.


Applying Wood Stain

Removing Wood Stain from ClothingThis page is about removing wood stain from clothing. If stain gets on clothes when you are tinting wood, it can be difficult to remove.


Crochet Tablecloth with a cup of tea on it.

Removing a Stain from Vintage Crochet TableclothRemoving age stains or old untreated ones from a vintage crochet tablecloth is possible using certain cleaners and even the sun. This is a page about removing a stain from vintage crochet tablecloth.


Cat on Bed

Cleaning Cat Hair Balls Off a Pillow Top Mattress?Kitties are often indiscriminate in where they relieve themselves of hairballs. Follow the normal procedures for cleaning a pillow top mattress when trying to remove hairball stains. This is a page about cleaning cat hair balls off a pillow top mattress.


bicycle tire

Removing Tire Stains from Clothing?This page is about removing tire stains from clothing. Tire and materials made of them can leave marks on clothes.


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Removing Marker From a Basketball?How do you remove marker from a basketball?



Removing Vaseline StainsVaseline is a petroleum based ointment, consequently, you need to treat it as an oil based stain when trying to remove it from fabrics, carpet, furniture, or other items. This is a page about removing Vaseline stains.


Maraschino Cherries

Removing a Maraschino Cherry Stain?This is a page about removing a maraschino cherry stain. Maraschino cherries have food coloring added during processing. You will need to keep this in mind when attempting to remove these stains.


Grape juice that is splashing out of the cup.

Removing Grape Juice Stains from a Tablecloth?This is a page about removing grape juice stains from a tablecloth. Kids love grape juice, so stains from spills are inevitable. Unfortunately grape juice stains can be tough to remove.



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Erase Permanent Marker from Anything?How do you get a permanent marker out of an orange lifejacket?


Permanent Markers

Removing Permanent Marker From Vinyl and...This is a page about removing permanent marker from vinyl and linoleum floor. Despite the name, permanent marker stains may sometimes be removed quite effectively.


A white couch with colorful pillows.

Pillow Dye Transferred onto Sofa?This page is about pillow dye transfered onto sofa. Brightly colored throw pillows may not be color fast.


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Yellow Stains On Green Clothing?Lately, all of my green shirts have been coming out of the washing machine with yellow stains, especially around the collar. I recently bought a new green shirt and it wound up with yellow streaks on the front even before it went into the machine (I had NOT been using bleach).


A Sharpie marker with its lid off.

Removing Permanent Ink (Sharpie) from Plastic?This is a page about removing permanent marker from plastic. While it's never easy to remove permanent marker, there are some things you can try.


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Removing Old Ball Point Pen From Jersey?I'm trying to remove a (don't laugh) 10 year old ball point pen autograph from a valuable jersey (the vinyl number part-which is white). I tried alcohol which seemed to smear, gonzo stain remover, non-acetone fingernail polish remover. Nothing is working. I'm getting so desperate I'm thinking of white out! Any ideas out there? Kim


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Permanent Marker On Rubber?I have a pair of new shoes with rubber non-skid soles. Bought them onsale, price on bottom of sole in permanent black marker. Have tried alcohol, both rubbing and denatured, Dawn, little pad soaked in oxy-clean, fingernail polish remover, etc. Problem is, I sit with my leg crossed lots of time when wearing casual clothes and shoes such as this, don't want the price "glaring". LOL. Carol


Using a pressure sprayer to clean paint off a driveway.

How to Clean Spray Paint Off a Driveway?Is there anything that will take spray paint off a driveway? This is a page about cleaning spray paint off a driveway.


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Nicotine Stains on Porcelain?How do I clean nicotine residue off of porcelain? I have quite a handful of collectibles that need to be cleaned, as they have a yellowy reddish film on them. I need to be able to salvage the painted porcelain. Please help?


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Removing Permanent Marker from a Wood Door?Removing Permanent Marker from a Wood Door. How can I remove black sharpie off of a bedroom door?


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Water Marks On Nubuck Shoes?My father-in-law went for a walk in the woods in nubuck shoes. It wasn't wet but the leaves were damp and some water got into his shoes.


A woman putting on nail polish.

Removing Nail Polish Stains From SilkThis page is about removing nail polish stains from silk. Fingernail polish is not easy to remove from this delicate fabric.


PVC Pipes

Removing a PVC Purple Primer Stain on a FloorDepending on the type of flooring you have this stain can be difficult to remove. This is a page about removing a PVC purple primer stain on a floor.


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Removing Blood Stains From Fake Fur?Does anyone know a way to get blood out of fake fur? It's 75% acryilic, 25% wool with a cotton back and is machine washable. It's not a big stain and not too deep either-my nose just suddenly started gushing with blood and I couldn't move it out of the way quick enough! Any help is appreciated greatly, Catherine from England


berry stains on hands

Removing Fruit and Vegetable Stains on...This is a page about removing fruit and vegetable stains on skin. Many foods can leave color on your skin when you are preparing a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits.


Wiping marble table top

How to Remove a Water Ring from a Marble TableIt can be a challenge to remove water marks from marble. You can try rubbing the water ring with steel wool. This is a page about how to remove a water ring from marble table.


Cleaning Stain From Countertop

Removing Stains on CountertopsSpills and general use can leave stains on your countertops. This is a page about removing stains on countertops.


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Removing Stain From Nylon Bag?I recently found a good deal on a green colored nylon bag and even though it looked to be a bit used, I got it. There was sharpie on part of it which I managed to get out with a bit of Isopropyl alcohol, but there were some light colored stains that look like dropplets on part of it. Not sure what the stain is from but it didn't come out when scrubbed with just cold water nor the Isopropyl. I haven't tried any detergents yet, and the bag is at least 20 years old so I don't want to damage it.


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Red Gatorade Stains on Carpet?How can I get red Gatorade stains out of beige carpet? The stain is about 2 years old and I've tried everything.


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Whitening Dirty Washcloths?Many of my white washcloths have a dirt stain in the center (mostly from cleaning my kids' dirty hands/feet at bedtime on those nights they don't get baths. I only use washcloths once before laundering and use lots of bleach, tried RIT whitener (definitely whitened but dirt stains remained).


A cat has vomited a furball on a sofa.

Cleaning Cat Vomit StainsCats are wonderful pets, but they do have a penchant for throwing up, whether it is a hairball or food. The best method for cleaning up the resulting stains will be dependent on the surface affected.


Removing a Windex Stain on Bathroom Cabinet - blue stains on bottom of cabinet

Removing a Windex Stain on Bathroom Cabinet?I left a bottle of Windex under my bathroom cabinet in my apartment and after lifting the bottle up, I realize that it has somehow leaked into the bottom of my cabinet. When I rub the stain, it makes a somewhat crackly noise. I've tried getting it out and I just can't! This is a rental so I really can't mess with anything. I'm just trying to avoid being charged.


Salt and Ice for Removing Coffee Stains

Use Salt and Ice for Removing Coffee StainsRemoving coffee stains in cups and decanters can be accomplished inexpensively using salt and ice.


Hands cleaning a stain on a carpet.

Use Windex as a Stain RemoverWindex contains ammonia which can be used to clean and treat stains. This is a page about use windex as a stain remover.


A golf shirt with stains.

How to Remove Stains from a Moisture-Wicking Shirt?There are many new fabrics that are designed to keep you comfortable when active but stains can be sometimes difficult to treat. This is a page about how to remove stains from a moisture-wicking shirt.


hand washing a piece of clothing

Using Lestoil For StainsLestoil is a concentrated multipurpose cleaner that works well to get rid of both water and oil based stains. This is a page about using Lestoil for stains.


Spilled Candle Wax

Cleaning Candle Wax StainsA hot iron and terry cloth may be the best way to remove candle wax stain from other fabrics. This is a page about cleaning candle wax stains.


Mop on a Linoleum floor.

Wet Paper Stained My Linoleum FloorWet printed or colored paper can transfer its dye to the floor, and be a challenge to remove. This is a page about wet paper stained my linoleum floor.


Spray Paint Can

Removing Spray Paint from Formica?Spray paint can be difficult to remove from many types of surfaces. Formica is smooth enough that some solvents clean it off. This is a page about removing spray paint from Formica.


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Cleaning Red Hair Dye Stains from CountersI dyed my sister's hair red and I had to wash her hair in the kitchen sink so of course I got dye everywhere on our white cabinets, the kitchen sink, and on our counters. I went to this website looking for an answer, but I couldn't find anything that worked so I ended up making my own stuff.


Cleaning Mattress

Removing Blood from a Pillow Top MattressThere are a number of ways you can try to remove blood stains on your mattress, from hydrogen peroxide to cold water. This is a page about removing blood from a pillow top mattress.


Baby on Bed

How to Clean Baby Throw Up Stains on a Pillow Top Mattress?There are several good stain removers on the market for this type of stain. You will need to use a process that works well for cleaning a mattress. This is a page about how to clean baby throw up stains on a pillow top mattress.


White Out pen on wooden desk with the word "Hi" written in white.

Removing White Out From Wood?White Out correction fluid can easily be spilled on furniture and other wood surfaces. With the right product it can also be successfully removed. This is a page about removing white out from wood.


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Removing a Coke Stain from Canvas?Can a Coke stain be removed from canvas and if so, with what?


A fireplace with soot on the bricks.

Removing SootSoot from a fireplace or candle can be difficult to clean off. This is a page about removing soot.


A wood burning stove with a glass window in the door.

Using Bon Ami Polishing Paste to Remove SootBon Ami can be a great cleaning an polishing agent, even on tough stains like soot. This is a page about bon ami polishing paste to remove soot.


Baby Powder

Using Baby Powder on Grease StainsThe crushed mineral talc in your baby powder may be effective in absorbing grease stains. This is a page about using baby powder on grease stains.


Zout Stain Remover

Zout Stain Remover ReviewsIf you are looking for a strong stain remover, Zout may be what you are looking for. Check out these product reviews for Zout Stain Remover.


A kid with paint all over his face and clothes.

Stain Removal GuideFrom oil stains to grass stains, this stain removal guide contains step by step instructions for how to get stains out of clothes, carpet and more.


Four dry erase markers with the caps off.

Removing Dry Erase Marker on PolyesterThis is a page about removing dry erase marker on polyester. Using the best cleaner for the stain and the fabric are crucial for safe removal of marker stains.


A handbag with makeup inside.

Cleaning Makeup Stains from Inside a Coach Purse?This is a page about cleaning makeup stains from inside a Coach purse. Makeup can be a tough stain to remove, perhaps even more so if it is on the lining of your purse.


Blob of hocolate pudding isolated on a white background

Cleaning Chocolate Pudding Stains from a Comforter?This is a page about cleaning chocolate pudding stains from a comforter. Chocolate can be a difficult stain to remove.


Glass of Grape soda with ice and a straw against a white background

Cleaning a Grape Soda Stain on CarpetThis page is about cleaning a grape soda stain on carpet. Food dye stains sometimes need creative solutions to be removed.


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Removing Ink from Shoes?My sister works on Dubai; I live in the Philippines. Since Christmas is close she bought a new pair of Air Max Tr 365 for me. When I was writing with a marker it ran out of ink, then I got some refill. When I was refilling it the refill ink poured in my shoes. I removed some of it.


cat peeking out from under braided rug

Locating Pet Urine StainsYou often can smell when a dog or cat has peed, but you can't always see where the accident occurred to clean it up. This is a page about locating cat urine stains.


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Sterilising Tablets For Removing Printer InkMilton sterilising tablets dilute with water!


brick walkway with host

Removing Olive Oil Stains on Brick?This is a page about removing olive oil stains on brick. Because of the porous makeup of brick removing oil stains can be a challenge.


Nicotine Fingers

Removing Nicotine Stains on Skin?This is a page about removing nicotine stains on skin. Tobacco users can have stubborn yellow stains on their fingers and hands.


red stains

Removing Dog Yeast Stains on Sheets?My dog gets red yeast around her mouth (she's a jowly dog) and then when she sleeps she drools. The end result is red yeast stains on her doggie bed sheets and on my sheets when she sleeps in bed with me, which she only does occasionally. I had her sleeping on a towel, but during the night she moved off it :(


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Red Ink on White Microfiber Chair?How to get red ink stain out of my white microfiber chair?


mixing hair dye

Removing Hair Dye from CarpetThis is a page about removing hair dye from carpet. When dyeing your hair and the color accidentally stains a rug or carpet, it can be difficult to remove.


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Removing a Dye Stain on Furniture?How do you get dye out of a chair and table?



Using Kerosene for StainsThis is a page about kerosene for stains. Although not the most environmentally friendly solution, kerosene can be used as a stain remover of last resort. It does work quite well on grease stains.


Shoe Polish

Removing Shoe Polish Stains from Upholstery?This is a page about removing shoe polish stains from upholstery. Shoe polish can leave stains on furniture upholstery if it comes in contact with the fabric while it is still wet or has not been buffed out.


Photo of a tie dyed fabric.

Removing Fabric Dye Stains?This is a page about removing fabric dye stains. fabric dye is not always colorfast and can transfer to many other items, such as your couch, a purse, or even the floor.



Removing Eye Makeup Stains from Fabric?This is a page about removing eye makeup stains from fabric. Eye makeup can leave messy stains on clothing and linens.



Removing Saffron Stains from Clothing?This is a page about removing saffron stains from clothing. The stigmas from this eastern Mediterranean crocus have been prized for thousands of years. It has also been used as a dye, making it a difficult stain to remove.


plastic coffee mug

Removing Coffee Stains on Plastic?This page is about removing coffee stains on plastic. Stubborn discoloration can develop on your plastic cups and carafes from the oils and tannins of this popular beverage.


Liquid Laundry Detergent

Cleaning a Liquid Laundry Detergent Stain on a Wall?This page is about cleaning a liquid laundry detergent stain on the wall. Depending on the composition of the wall, a spill can be difficult to remove without painting over.


Stains on Cement

Removing Stains on Cement?This is a page about removing stains on cement. Cement is a durable material used for patios, driveways, countertops, etc. The very nature of its use puts the surface at risk for stains of all types.


Yellow highlighter.

Removing Highlighter Stains on Vinyl?Highlighters can stain vinyl. This page is about how to remove highlighter stains from vinyl.


Liquid Makeup

Removing Liquid Makeup Stains?This is a page about removing liquid makeup stains. Liquid makeup can leave stains on clothing or other items if it spills.


fresh picked blueberries

Removing Blueberry Stains From ClothingThis page is about removing blueberry stains from clothing. After you enjoy the berries, cleaning stains from your clothes can be a challenge.


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Cleaning the Inside of a Coach Purse? - inside of the purse

Cleaning the Inside of a Coach Purse?My Coach bag doesn't have a liner and it's filthy inside. Any tips?


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Removing Ink Stain on Faux Leather Wallet?My sister and I recently went out of town to see my girlfriend. My girl friend gifted me a new wallet. My sister wasn't paying much attention when we were getting ready to leave, so she shoved it carelessly in my bag and somehow got it stained on the bottom with blue pen ink.


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Removing a Mark on Granite Sink?How can I remove a black circle mark from my grey granite sink? I tried granite cleaner, but it didn't work.


Ink Stain on Antique Crocheted Bedspread?

Ink Stain on Antique Crocheted Bedspread?Do you have suggestions for removal of this ink stain from antique crocheted bedspread? I am not sure what type of ink.


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Nicotine Stains?Does anybody know how to get nicotine stains out of my clear eyeglass frames? Not the lenses, the frame.


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How to Remove Stains from Marble?I have a marble countertop in my bathroom it has bad water stains. Have tried a few polishes and cleaners but nothing worked. How do I clean it?


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