Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Five Stain-Busters to Have on Hand

Today's detergents are remarkably effective for general stain removal, but there are a few other products that you should keep on hand to deal with stubborn stains.
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1. Bleach. For dingy clothing, white or colored, you need bleach. Chlorine bleach is for white and colorfast clothes, and all-fabric bleach brightens colors. Be sure to follow instructions carefully with chlorine bleach. Add the bleach after the tub is full and just as agitation starts.

2. Enzyme Stain Remover. For stubborn organic stains such as wine, dairy, foods, berries and grasses, you need an enzyme stain remover such as Biz, Axion or Mary Ellen's Stain Remover Formula One for white and colorfast clothes and Formula Two for colored clothes.

3. Hydrogen Peroxide. For fresh bloodstains, the solution is three percent hydrogen peroxide (the kind sold as an antiseptic, not a bleach).

4. Rubbing Alcohol. For ink stains, have rubbing alcohol on hand. Sponge alcohol onto the stain until all ''bleeding'' stops. Let dry and repeat.

5. Prewash Stain Treatment. For a heavily soiled load—like cooking oils and motor oils, especially on synthetics—use a prewash soil and stain remover such as Shout or Spray 'n Wash.





9 diner's comment:

Lulu said...

i need to master my skills in removing stain... daming stain tong si andrea hehehe

chubskulit said...

pwqede pala ang rubbng alcohol hehehe.. thanks for the tips sis.

Khim said...

hehehe pwede ba ni ako i try sa balay...kailangan ko ito kay wala gyud ko kabalo ani...

thoughts-ideas-resources.com said...

oi this is a nice info madam sis.. I'll be back in here when I encounter such very hard stains or other different ones.. thanks for sharing madam sis..

MinnieRunner said...

Ngayon ko lang nalaman na ang ink stains pala ay natatanggal ng Rubbing Alcohol. Thanks for sharing sis :)

Rossel said...

nice tips, dhemz. very helpful for mommies like me. kamusta ka na?

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Very informative post as always. Thanks for the information and the post. God bless you all always.

CaptainRunner said...

Thanks for the tips!

analou said...

This is a very helpful post dhemz. I haven't tried Enzyme Stain Remover, Hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol for removing stains. I usually used prewash stain treatment and bleach. I will try some of this products that I haven't tried yet.

Have a nice day dhemz.