Easy DIY Stain Removers to Erase Three of Your Most Dreaded Smears

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STEP 7: READY? LET’S GET RID OF THE GREASE!
Here a few things to try:
METHOD 1: Use DAWN dishwashing detergent directly onto the stain and use a soft brush or toothbrush to scrub the spot.
CAUTION: if your fabric is delicate, you can use your finger for a more gently rub.
Either way, get that BLUE MAGIC well onto the stain. Leave it for 5-10 minutes and rinse in hot water – as hot as your fabric allows.
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    Time to bring the alcohol to the stain!
STEP 8: STILL A LIL GREASY? LET’S TRY ALCOHOL NEXT
If you still have a faint stain, try the following:
METHOD 2: RUBBING ALCOHOL. Pour directly onto the stain and rub gently. Get it from your medicine cabinet, or use a hand sanitizer (which is mostly alcohol.)
METHOD 3: Finally you can try a WOOD SOAP, like MURPHY. They are designed to remove grease out of wood, and should work here. Dilute in water (preferred) or apply directly onto the fabric. Leave for 10 min and wash normally.
TIP: Remember to TEST first in an inconspicuous area, especially with delicate garments.
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    Can’t believe there is NO butter!
Once again, I used DAWN dishwasher (METHOD 2) followed by alcohol (METHOD 2) and that removed completely off all my stains.
If yours persists after applying DAWN and alcohol you can do a second pass, or just try a WOOD SOAP, like MURPHY.
Hope you’re able to get them out!
Let’s move to the last, and most dreaded: TOMATO!
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    More Blue to the rescue for tomato smears!
STEP 9: GETTING RID OF TOMATO STAINS IS EASY!
There’s only one place where I can’t stand tomatoey sauces: that is in my clothing! But now I’m ready for the next smear.
Once you’ve removed the excess sauce off the fabric – see STEP 3 (SCRAP THE GOO) – start with METHOD 1.
CAUTION: First and foremost: DO NOT USE HOT WATER to treat them! Heat sets the stains permanently.
Here’re a few things to try:
— METHOD 1: Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid to COLD water – 1/2 cap would make. The less water, the more concentrated.
Soak time is important, so let the mixture work for at least half an hour (I left mine for 2 hours.) Rub the spot to help release any lingering discoloration. Rinse.
TIP: If the stain is still there, repeat with a more concentrated solution. As long as you haven’t used heat, you can still get it off!
— METHOD 2: You can also try the DIY approach with WD-40, a spray lubricant you may have in your garage. TEST A SMALL INCONSPICUOUS AREA of the material first.
Make sure to remove any oily residue in cold, soapy water – or repeat METHOD 1 at a more diluted proportion – after applying WD-40.
TIP: Follow the manufacturer’s directions for presoaking, and the label garment for cleaning instructions.
METHOD 1 was successful for me, though I kept it for a while and rubbed the stains a few times. I hope you’re able to remove stains & smears as easily as I did – Happy cleaning!
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Materials I used for this project:

  • DAWN, blue (preferable) or FAIRY   (Supermarket, Drugstore)
  • White Vinager   (Supermarket, Drugstore, Dollar Store)
  • Borax   (Supermarket, Drugstore)

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