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Old 08-28-2009, 05:32 AM
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Question Stain Removal

What are some of your tips for stain removal.

For ink stains I spray the stain with hairspray and blot it with a paper towel. The wash as usual.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:13 AM
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My best tip for laundry stain removal is: don't put something in the dryer until you're sure the stain is gone!
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:47 AM
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Do you know how many items I've ruined in the dryer by setting a stain because I didn't realize it was there?!?


I would say to pretreat everything that you can.
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:18 AM
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I use liquid dish soap as a stain remover. It is very inexpensive and works great. I figure if it removes grease from dishes, it would remove grease stains from clothing and it does but also works great on all kinds of stains.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:53 AM
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Dish soap is great on greasy stains! And it's easy to get to. When someone spills at the dinner table, I send them right to the sink to rub a little soap on the stain.

I have also found that if you line-dry clothes in the sun, the stain will fade away too (especially tomato-based stains!) Unfortunately, sun will fade clothes in general, so unless they have a stain, I try to hang them inside-out to dry.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:09 PM
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I use a homemade stain treater with good results. In a spray bottle mix 1/4 ammonia, 1/4 water, 1/4 vinegar, 1/4 Wisk liquid detergant. Shake well before each load and spray the stains as you find them.

You are right Barb the sun will help fade any tomatoe stain that didn't wash out completely.

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POSITIVE 100% STAIN REMOVAL
Get a sharp pair of sissors, cut completely around the stain. Take the stain spot and put in the trash can... Stain is gone and won't come back!
Now we have had our laugh for the day.
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:08 PM
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Navy wife lol......I hate the mystry stains...the spots that you have no idea where they came from ...the unknowns.....
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every once in a while, the answer is so obvious... The devil made me do it! (hehehe)
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:03 AM
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Lestoil , Lestoil, Lestoil !!! I swear by it , rub a little into stains, ball up garment , let sit a few hrs or overnight then throw in w/regular load. We have a farm so theres manure stains and grease from feed and bags and this works most of the time.
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