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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

. candle wax:
 

Scrape off as much of the wax drippings as possible. Place ice cubes over the stain to harden the remaining wax; break off the pieces when frozen. Place a brown paper bag on the stain and iron on low heat. The heat will melt the wax and transfer it to the paper. Repeat the ironing process with clean bags until the stain's gone.

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