From ink to Kool-Aid to concrete stains we all have more than one stained personal belonging. You may think you’ve tried everything, but have you? We have a few fantastic stainbusting tips and tricks to share that will make your heart jump and your wallet thank you.
You may see this red kool-aid stain and think, “There’s nothing I can do now…” not true. Here’s a conventional way to get that eyesore out of your carpet!
- Combine equal parts ammonia (or clear or yellow windex, not blue) and water.
- Spray the solution on the stain (if the stain is large, work in small sections) and cover it with a white cotton towel.
- Get your iron to the hottest cotton setting and iron over the towel in 10-second increments.
Apply the iron three times and if the stain maintains, apply more solution and try again. It may take a few applications, but within about 10 minutes your stain should be busted. Make sure the spot is fully saturated that the color may be absorbed into the towel.
Could your garage be prettier? This simple cleaning tip pulls out grease and oil stains to help keep your house in ship shape and boosts resale value!
1. Mix 1 oz. TSP (trisodium phosphate) with 1 c. water and 1 c. of absorbent material like kitty litter or baby powder. This mixes into a creamy paste.
2. Spread the paste onto your stain and allow it to dry for 24 hours.
3. Scrape up the powdery residue, you can either remix and reapply for a deeper clean or just throw it in the trash and move on to the next step.
4. Scrub with a nylon brush and rinse with water.
5. Repeat the process as many times as necessary to pull the oil and grease out of the concrete.
The Family Handyman has similar instructions for removing paint and rust stains from your concrete also!
You know those t-shirts that have suffered summer as much as you have and simply not weathered as well? Now, there’s no reason to throw them into your cleaning rag pile, just remove the stain! These are stubborn and have withstood most stainblasters thrown at them, especially the over-the-counter spot shot cleaners you can buy from any grocery store. Next time try:
- Mix one part Dawn dishwashing liquid with two party Hydrogen Peroxide and add 3-4 tbsp of baking soda.
- Scrub the stain remover onto the affected area and let sit for one hour.
- Launder as usual then stand back amazed!
- Cut a lemon in half and squeeze it’s juice onto the cutting board.
- Use the wedge to rub it in and let stand for 20 minutes.
- Rinse and voila!
Ink stains are common and excessively annoying, be they small or large. This is unbelievably simply.
- Spray the stain with hairspray or cover it in hand sanitizer.
- Work the product into the stain a little bit then let sit for about 20 minutes.
- Toss it in the wash, pull it out and drop your jaw at these results!