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To Remove Stains From Washables/Non-Washables Recipe

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Contributor:  
Linda Atkinson

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To Remove Stains from Washables:
Alcoholic Beverages: Pre-soak or sponge fresh stains immediately with cold water, then with cold water and dish soap. Rinse with vinegar for a few seconds if stain remains. These stains may turn brown with age. If wine stain remains, rub with concentrated detergent; wait 15 minutes and rinse. Repeat if necessary. Wash with detergent in hottest water safe for the fabric.
Blood: Pre-soak in cold or warm water at least 30 minutes. If stain remains, soak in lukewarm ammonia water ( 3 tablespoons per gallon of water.) Rinse. If stain remains, work in detergent, and wash, using bleach safe for fabric.
Candle Wax: Use a dull knife to scrape off as much as possible. Place fabric between two blotters or facial tissues and press with a warm iron. Remove color stain with a non-flammable dry cleaning solvent. Wash with detergent in the hottest water possible for the fabric. Of course on carpet you cannot wash in a washing machine but scrub with hot soapy water.
Chewing gum: Rub area with ice, then scrape off with dull blade. Sponge with dry cleaning solvent; allow to air dry. Wash in detergent and hottest water safe for fabric. Chocolate and cocoa: Pre-soak stain in cold or warm water. Wash in hot water with detergent. Remove any grease stains with dry cleaning solvent. If color remains, sponge wit hydrogen peroxide and wash again. Coffee: Sponge or soak with cold water as soon as possible. Wash, using detergent and bleach safe for fabric. Remove cream grease stains with non-flammable dry cleaning solvent. Wash again.
Crayon: Scrape with dull blade. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric, with detergent and 1-2 C baking soda. NOTE: if a full load is crayon stained, take to dry cleaners or coin operated dry cleaning machines.
Deodorants: Sponge area with white vinegar. If stain remains soak with denatured alcohol. Wash with detergent in hottest water safe for fabric.
h vinegar for a few seconds if stain remains. These stains may turn brown with age. If wine stain remains, rub with concentrated detergent; wait 15 minutes and rinse. Repeat if necessary. Wash with detergent in hottest water safe for the fabric.

Directions:
Directions:
Dye: If dye transfers from a non-colorfast item during washing, immediately bleach discolored items. Repeat as necessary BEFORE drying. On whites use color remover. CAUTION:!! Do not use color remover in the washer or around the washer or dryer as it may damage the finish.
Egg: scrape with dull blade. Pre-soak in cold or warm water for at least 30 minutes. Remove grease with dry cleaning solvent. Wash in the hottest water safe for fabric in. 11. Fruits and Juices: Sponge with cold water. Pre-soak in cold or warm water for at least 30 minutes. Wash with detergent and bleach safe for fabric.
Grass: Pre-soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes. Rinse. Pre-treat with detergent. Wash, using detergent, hot water, and bleach that is safe for that fabric. On acetate and colored fabrics, use 1 part alcohol to 2 parts water.
Ink-ball point pens: Pour denatured alcohol through the stain. Can use hairspray as well. Rub in petroleum jelly. Sponge . non-flammable dry cleaning solvent. Soak in detergent solution. Wash with detergent and bleach that is safe for fabric.
Lipstick: Loosen stain with a non-flammable dry cleaning solvent. Rub detergent in until the stain outline is gone. Wash in hottest water and detergent safe for fabric.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I found these hints very helpful over the years!

 

 

 

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