Asked on May 3, 2017

How can I remove stains on clothes?

Katherine AnneSjr SpikeCaseyem11


6 answers
  • Shoshana
    on May 3, 2017

    I always find this post helpful to refer back to when in need of stain removal tips!
  • Kelly Howard
    on May 3, 2017

    Hi, Carole! There are many good stain removers at the store but the ones that work best for me are a $1 bar of Fels-Naptha clothes soap and two spray bottles of homemade remover. The first bottle should be hydrogen peroxide with a squirt of dish soap and the second should be white vinegar with a squirt of dish soap. For stubborn and greasy stains on color safe fabrics I wet the stain area with the peroxide spray and rub the Fels-Naptha soap across it and rub it in well. If you aren't certain that your fabric is color safe then use the vinegar mix instead. This is my go to that eliminates almost every stain including grass and blood and greasy spots. Good stain remover doesn't have to be expensive either. If you have a particularly dirty load of laundry it is good to add a cup of baking soda in with your favorite detergent. It softens your wash water and helps your detergent to clean better.
  • Kathy Powers
    on May 4, 2017

    I have found that rubbing plain yogurt, letting and sit, and laundering removes many stains, even old ones. This was a happy accident/discovery!
  • Caseyem11
    on May 4, 2017

    I use a product called Zout. You spray it on, rub, let sit for a bit and ten into the washing machine. if you have a fresh blood stain rub it with salt and cold water. spot washing with a vinegar solution is good for sweat stains, baking soda can help with grease: sprinkle it on, let it sit for a bit and brush it off.
  • Sjr Spike
    on May 6, 2017

    I like original blue Dawn dish detergent concentrate. I mix 1 to 1 with water in a small spray bottle; just spray on/around the stain, rub in till it foams, and let it sit before adding to the wash. It's good for both organic and grease stains.
  • Katherine Anne
    on May 6, 2017

    I have found that Dawn blue liquid dishwashing detergent has worked wonders on many things for me. It has even removed old dried blood, that laundry detergent left behind. This method even worked after the piece of clothing went my from washer,to the dtyer and the stain was still there. I really didn't think it would work but I figured with that I have to lose? So, I put Dawn dish washing detergent right on the stain, rubbed it together with a little water, rinsed it out... 90% gone. I did it it again and then let it soak in a basin of Dawn mixed with water. At the end of the process,which was very quick, and simple, the stain was miraculously gone.
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