You’ve only worn it for a few hours. And now it’s completely ruined. There’s nothing worse than dropping a big oily splotch of food on your brand new shirt.
Some might see this as the end of their new favorite garment but it doesn’t have to be. Not if you know a few tricks. There are hacks to get out almost any stain you can think of.
Whether its oil, rust, tomato, dye, or whatever. But it’s not only clothes that become stained. Our dinnerware, stuffed animals, and countertops can also get some nasty stains. We have solutions for that stuff too.
Here Are 30 Ways To Get Rid Of Just About Any Stain You Can Think Of:
1) Buff Out Suede Stains
Did someone step on your blue suede shoes? Do your suede shoes now have tough dirt stains on them? Buff it out with a nail file.
2) Remove Rust on Kitchen Knives
Even our high-quality cutlery can get beat up over time. You can get rid of the rust stains on your cutlery with lemon juice. Just let them soak in the juice for a few minutes before you take out and rub with a clean cloth.
3) Revive Your Tennis Shoes
Are your white tennis shoes looking more grey? Get rid of stains with some nail polish remover. These should take those stains right off.
4) Clean Up Dolly
Did your child turn their favorite plastic doll into an art piece. You can remove ink stains from plastic dolls with pimple cream that has benzoyl peroxide in it (they sell it at the dollar store). Wipe the cream on, place the doll in the sun for a few hours and wipe off when its done.
5) Baking Sheet Stains
Put on some gloves and mix 1/4 cup of baking soda in a small glass bowl. Pour enough hydrogen peroxide in to make a paste. Rub paste into your baking sheet stains with steel wool or a sponge. Let the paste sit for 45 minutes before you rinse clean.
6) Blood and Grease Laundry Stains
Blood and grease are stains that you CAN get out of your clothing. Just add a can of cola to your normal wash cycle. The carbonic and phosphoric acids in the cola will get rid of the stains.
7) Clean Your Iron
Is your iron covered in scorch marks? Pour some vinegar on a clean cloth. Use the cloth to wipe away and burnt on mess.
8) Oil Stain With Powder
If you get an oil stain, immediately pour baby powder over it. The oil will soak up the stain if you leave it on overnight. Then wash as you normally would in the morning.
9) Toothpaste For Coffee Mug Stains
Tired of your mugs being stained with coffee rings. Cover the stains with a baking soda toothpaste. Let the paste sit for a few minutes before you scrub away.
10) Get Rid of Mold and Mildew
You can easily get rid of mold and mildew stains in your home. Just spray them with some vodka. Let it sit for 15 minutes and scrub with an old toothbrush.
11) Vinegar to Remove Coffee Stains
Got coffee stains on your favorite tablecloth? Dab the stain with some vinegar. Toss it in the wash once the stain is soaked.
12) Clean A Shower Curtain
Is that shower curtain yellow instead of white or clear? Don’t toss it out. Toss it in the washing machine. Just put a towel in with it to help scrub the grime away.
13) Lemon Armpit Stains
Do your white t-shirts have yellow armpit stains on them? Pour some lemon juice and water over the stain and work it into the stain. Let the shirt dry in the sun. Add some baking soda to your lemon and water mixture for extra tough stains.
14) Cooking Spray For Hard Water Stains
Soap scum and hard water stains can be a pain to get rid of. Just spray them with some cooking spray. The stains should slide right off. Just make sure you rinse well.
15) Deodorant Marks
Deodorant stains can be pretty common but embarrassing nonetheless. It’s a good thing that getting rid of them is easy. Just wipe the stain away with a new or used dryer sheet. The abrasive texture will lift the stain right off.
16) Orange Peel For Water Stains
Orange peels will also get the job done. This method works great for getting hard water stains off your stainless steel faucets and appliances. Just rub the orange peels right over the stain.
17) Alcohol For Lipstick Stains
Dip your towel in some alcohol. Then dab the stain away with your cloth. You don’t want to saturate the stain with the alcohol just dab at it with the wet towel.
18) The Permanent Marker Fix
The answer to all your permanent marker stain problems is toothpaste. Just cover the permanent marker ink stain with the toothpaste, let it sit and then wipe away. It should remove the marker from almost any surface.
19) Hair Dye Stains
Hair dye stains can leave you looking like you are wearing a bad wig. Use olive oil to get rid of hair dye stains. Just dab some on a cotton ball and rub it over the stains for a few minutes. If the stain is stubborn, let the oil sit for a while before you wash off.
20) Hairspray For Ink Stains
Got an ink stain? Spray it with an alcohol-based hairspray. Dab it with a cloth to remove what you can. Give it a final spray and toss in in the wash to fully remove the stain.
21) Stains On Your Teeth
Are your teeth stained from drinking coffee and tea? Whiten them up with an orange peel. Just rub the white side on your teeth.
22) Milk And Vinegar Ink Removal
You might want to try this method for heavier ink stains. Mix two parts whole milk and one part distilled vinegar and soak your garment in the solution. Let the stain sit overnight. Take out and rub the stain to work it out. Then toss it in the wash.
23) Kool-Aid For Toilet Stains
You’ll need a citrus flavored Kool-Aid packet for this one. Pour the packet into your toilet and scrub the stains with a brush. The citric acid and texture of the powder will break up the stains. Just flush when you’re done.
24) WD-40 For Crayon Stains
Did the kids turn your wall into a work of art with crayons? Spray some WD-40 on it and wipe away. This will only work on walls that have sheen paint. It can damage walls that are not painted with a sheen finish.
25) Remove Rust from Concrete
Concrete is durable but it can get rusty too. Removes rust stains from concrete with Kool-Aid. Mix a few drops of water in a lemon-flavored packet so you create a paste. Use the the mixture to scrub the stains away with a brush. The paste with easily removes the stains. Rinse clean.
26) How To Get Rid of Old Stains
You can still get rid of stains even if they are old. Just mix some dish soap with hydrogen peroxide and place it over your stains. Let it sit for about 20 minutes before you toss it in the wash.
27) Hydrogen Peroxide For Grass Stains
Rinse your stained garment in warm water then soak the stain in hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit for a half hour before you gently rub the stained area to work the peroxide in. It should come out completely when you run it through the wash.
28) Remove Marker On Stone Countertops
Did someone accidentally write on your gorgeous stone countertop? Don’t freak out. Just wipe it off with some nail polish remover. It should remove the mark from granite, laminate, and marble countertops.
29) Turn Whites White Again
Are your whites a weird shade of pink? You can correct color bleeding with bleach. Soak your discolored clothing in 16 cups of water and 1/4 cup of bleach for 10 minutes. Take out and rinse.
30) Carpet Mishaps
This hack will get chocolate, dirt, and coffee out of your carpet. Mix mild laundry detergent with water. Pour some on the stain. Scrub out with an old toothbrush. If you have a coffee stain you should blot the area, then soak in vinegar and blot again.