(Closed) Who is good at removing stains?

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Post # 3
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Try shampoo. My mom used to get everything out with Suave and a toothbrush!

Post # 4
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I know you said that you don’t know how it got there, but does it look anything remotely like marker ink? If so, put hairspray on them before you wash them! If that’s not the case, I would definitely buy that Tide Stain Release thing and do a pre-treatment first before you wash them.

Once you wash them, your chances to remove the stain are pretty much done, so be sure you figure it out first!

Post # 5
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I use Resolve on clothing stains (the type in the bottle that’s for carpets).  I spray it on the stain and let it soak or brush it with a toothbrush.  I always wash in cold and don’t use the dryer until the stain comes out.

Post # 6
1390 posts
Bumble bee

If it’s marker or ink – aerosol hairspray and a toothbrush

If it’s dry-erase marker – Murphy’s oil soap

If it’s wine – hydrogen peroxide (SO spilt an entire glass of red on his light jeans and I got the stain completely out with HP)

If it’s blood – lemon dish soap. apply liberally and let it soak in for a day. then scrub with cold water and a tooth brush and more soap. rinse with cold and repeat until it’s gone.

I’m not sure what else would give you a big red line! SO is accident prone and I’m fairly messy so I deal with stains a lot.

Post # 7
2859 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

If they’re black pants and it’s a red stain that can’t be removed, well, it might be a bleach stain. If so, you might be SOL, unless you buy some black dye and dye the stain to match the pants.

Can you post a photo of the stain?

Post # 9
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oxyclean works wonders on things that you think are permanently ruined. Mix together a small amount of powder and water in a spray bottle (forget what the exact ratio is). Let it sit a few minutes(about 15) and then rub out the stain with a cloth or paper towel. For clothing, put it the wash afterwards with regular soap to rinse out the solution.

Post # 11
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I grew up using Fels Naptha soap on every stain. It takes literally EVERYTHING out. I buy it at our supermarket.

You might try a dry cleaners otherwise. Whatever you do, just keep it away from heat (like the dryer or hot water)!

Post # 13
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

If it’s grease based (like some lipsticks, maybe?), fels naptha is especially for that. I honestly have never found a stain it couldn’t take out, except once when my ex boyfriend fell in the garage and had a car grease/oil stain that covered almost half his pants. It took out like 1/3 of that and I gave up and threw them away and made him buy new pants because I didn’t want to spend all day on them, haha.

Post # 15
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Well my recomendations (hairspray and OxyClean) have both already been thrown out there so I guess I can’t help much beyond to second both of those recommendations!

Good luck!

Post # 16
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If they are black pants, can you just color over the stain with a black Sharpie? That’s what my mom always did.

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