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12.11.2000

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stain Rx  
basic remedies for common household stains
 

 

The common culprits:
Click on an image to find out how to remove its stain ...

tea + coffeered wine
beerbutter, oils, grease
chocolatesoda pop + juice
candle waxsalsa, tomato sauce, ketchup

 
. butter/oils:
 

Scrape up as much of the butter (or blot away as much of the oil) as possible. Sprinkle cornstarch, baking soda or baby powder (talc) over the remaining area. Let it sit for a few minutes, until the powder has absorbed the grease. Gently brush off. Wash with detergent solution.

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