Stain Removal Guide – Guide to removing of common stains

BLOOD: Soak in cold water for 30 minutes. Spread on paste of cornstarch, cornmeal or talcum to dry. Brush away.

CHEWING GUM: Rub with ice until gum flakes off.

COFFEE & BLACK TEA: Stretch stained fabric, pour boiling water from 1-3 ft. above.

EGG: Sponge on cold water (never hot!).

FRUITS: Sponge with cold water. Pour salt or hot water on stain. Soak in milk & launder.

GRASS: Sponge on diluted alcohol. If needed add, mild solution of hydrogen peroxide.

GREASE: Pour boiling water from 1-3 ft. above & launder. For nonwashables, apply paste of baking soda, corneal or cornstarch.

INK: Dab on rubbing alcohol & blot with cheesecloth. Work in concentrated ammonia, then apply vinegar.

LIPSTICK: Rub with cold cream or shortening. Wash with club soda.

MUSTARD: Work glycerin into stain. Flush with detergent (no soap!).

NAIL POLISH: Sponge back of fabric with banana oil. Sponge rubbing alcohol w/drop of ammonia.

PERSPIRATION: Use ammonia on fresh stains, vinegar on old stains. Hold over ammonia fumes to restore color.

SCORCHED FABRIC: Rinse in cold water immediately.

TOMATO SAUCE: Soak in cold water for 30 minutes. Work in undiluted liquid laundry detergent.

WINE: Stretch stained fabric, pour boiling water from 1-3 ft. above. For nonwashables, apply cold water, sponge with glycerin & detergent, then apply a few drops of ammonia & detergent (if stain turns pink, apply white vinegar).

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