Listed below are descriptions of the 7 Stain Removers that can be used singly or in combination to combat a stain. When you apply these agents, blot or dab, the agent onto the spot. Don't Rub! That will only make the stain bigger. Try to work from the outside of the stain in towards the center.
- 1. Detergent solution - one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a brand used for washing lingerie such as Lux, Dreft, or Vel and one teaspoon of white vinegar in a quart of warm water.
- 2. Paint Remover - should not contain any oil. Lacquer thinner may also be used.
- 3. Dry Cleaning Fluid - any common brand used according to manufacturer's instructions.
- 4. Rust Remover - (brands such as Erusticator or Rust Go are recommended.
- 5. Acetone - common drugstore brand or nail polish remover WITHOUT LANOLIN or lacquer thinner.
- 6. Alcohol - rubbing, denatured, or isopropyl.
- 7. Water
Additional Home Remedies for Stain Removal
- Peroxide – Removes blood, coffee, ketchup, lipstick and mustard
- Club Soda – Removes food stains and red wine
- White Salt – Removes Cooking or Olive oil
- Huggies Baby wipes – Removes lipstick and makeup around the collar
- Corn Starch – Removes tomato sauce and lipstick
- Mixture of Pine Sol, talcum powder and cornstarch – Removes grease
- Mixture of salt, powder, a tablespoon of flour – Removes oil or grease
- Mixture of hair spray and rubbing alcohol (rubbing alcohol preferably first) – Removes ink
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