"Roses are red and grass stains are green.
To knock out stains, you just gotta get mean!"
Grass stains on white baseball pants….tomato sauce on a new pink shirt…ink blob on favorite khakis…grrrrrr. It’s common knowledge that clothes with spills and stains are automatically tossed in the trash or are recycled into cleaning rags, right? N to the O. No way. You can absolutely knock those stains out with a few secret recipes, a bit of scrubbing and good old fashion elbow grease!
To help you out, Mr. Appliance® came up with a list of DIY stain remover options for you. As with any stain remover, make sure to test on a small, unseen area of fabric before going to town on the actual stain.
Option 1 - Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
Mix 1 part Dawn dishwashing liquid (original blue kind) and 2 parts hydrogen peroxide and pour on the stain. TIP: Mix together in a spray bottle so you can simply spray on stains.
Option 2 - Salt
Plain ol’ salt is great for absorbing fresh blood, grease and ink stains. A mixture of 1 quart water and 4 tablespoons salt can even tackle those tough and icky perspiration stains.
Option 3 - Tenderizer
For dried protein-based stains like milk, chocolate and blood make a paste out of meat tenderizer and water and rub it on the stain. Let it sit for about an hour and then launder as usual.
Option 4 - Vinegar & Dishwashing Liquid
Set in stains can be pretreated with a concoction of 3 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 tablespoons liquid detergent and 1 quart of water. Rub solution on stain and blot before washing.
Stains be gone! If you have another successful way to remove stains, we would love to hear from you.