I searched for quite some time for the best stain removal secrets around. I cannot handle stains, espially on little dresses I spend way to much money on! In my quest for the best, these stain removal secrets are worth your time!
1. Simple Mircle Solution
Who knew that the very best of the stain removal secrets was sitting in your very kitchen and medicine cabinet? Your key to being stain free is the simple mixture of peroxide and dawn dish detergent! More specifically, mix 1 part dish detergent and 2 parts hydrogen peroxide. Spray on your stain, rub around and walah! This works well for laundry, furniture, carpets...it's a wonderful thing!
This was the most incredible tip I could have ever received! If you have a ball point ink stain on your favorite shirt, or if you child has decided to mark up their brand new outfit, you have no need to fear! Simply spray the mark with hairspray, rub it in real good, and wash in warm water! I'm telling you from experience, this works!
3. Tissue Paper
Ever spill water on your favorite silk dress or blouse? All you have to do is let the stain dry and gently rub it with tissue paper! Who knew?
4. Magic Eraser
I have no idea what is in those little sponges, but it works! I have cleaned up stubborn bathtub stains that not even bleach took out! My only regret is that they don't last longer.
5. Petroleum Jelly
If you have ever hosted a "black tie" dinner, complete with linen napkins? If so, then you know the dread of having to wash the napkins used by all your lady guests. Lipstick stains! But never fear! Simply rub the stain with petroleum jelly and wash in hot water!
6. White Whine
Ok, so I know that some videos are all fake and you can't believe even half of what you see, even on video these day, but...I did read that if you have a red wine stain, you can remove it by simply blotting the stain and...wait for it...pour white all over it! Wait 30 minutes and everything should be back to normal. (Disclaimer: This one is probably worth a trial run on an old t-shirt first.)
7. Mayonaise and Cigerette Ashes?
Supposedly, if you have water marks on your favorite table, you can simply mix mayo and cigerette ashes together, rub some on the stain, leave overnight, and in the morning wipe it away to find the stain gone. Now, I don't know if this is true, as I haven't had the chance to try it yet, but I would recommend using it on a table that doesn't matter to you much before trying it on the priceless antique table!
Everyone has stain removal secrets. Trouble is, knowing which ones really work and which ones don't. So, what's your tried and true stain removing secret? Please share with me!