With some well chosen items in your cupboard you should
be able to remove almost everything: within reason that is!
Caution is needed, however, please remember:-
- Soapless detergent
- Biological detergent
- Liquid grease solvent e.g. Dabitoff, Thawpit etc.
- Aerosol stain remover
- Laundry Borax
- This is safe on most fabrics.
- Use it in solution 15ml (1 tablespoon) to 500ml (1 pint) of warm water for sponging or
soaking washables. For white cottons, sprinkle borax on the dampened stain, stretch the
item over a basin and pour hot water through.
- Lubricates and softens stains.
- Use diluted, 1 part to 2 parts water.
- Methylated spirit (colourless)
- Use neat as a solvent, with cotton wool buds.
- Remember it is inflammable and poisonous, so care is need when using it.
- CAN REMOVE SOME DYES AND LEAVE MARKS AND ALSO HARM SOME MATERIALS.
ALWAYS CHECK ON UNSEEN PLACE FIRST.
- Lighter fuel - PLEASE NOTE WARNING ABOVE.
- White vinegar or acetic acid
- Keep acetic acid away from acetates and avoid contact with skin.
- Use 5ml to 250ml (1 standard medicine spoon to half a pint) of water.
- Hydrogen peroxide - CAN FADE FABRICS, TEST FIRST.
Use 20 volume strength. Dilute 1 part to 4 parts water.
- Household ammonia - CAN FADE FABRICS, TEST FIRST.
- Neutralises acid stains on wool or silk.
- Use diluted 1 part to 3 parts water.
- Household bleach - CAN FADE FABRICS, TEST FIRST.
- Should be used on white cotton or linen only.
- Dilute 14ml (1/2 fl.oz) to 1 litre (2 pints) of cold water.
- Proprietary rust/iron remover
- Amyl acetate
- Safe on most fabrics except acetates.
- It is highly flammable and toxic so work in well ventilated room and avoid breathing in
Let us know how you get rid of those problems stains and which products you find most
useful and the best by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on how to remove most
common stains can be found on the following pages:-
- BLOOD # CANDLE WAX -
CURRY # DEODORANT - GREASE
HAIR LACQUER -
LIPSTICK # METAL POLISH - OIL
# PAINT - STICKY MARKS
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