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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

. soda pop + juice:
 

If you get to it right away, cold water should do the trick.

If the stain's been sitting around for awhile, pour diluted detergent over the stain, then blot with a white towel. Pour diluted vinegar on the stain, then blot again. If its still there, try using a pre-wash stain remover like Spray n Wash. Sponge clean and rinse thoroughly with water.

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