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Mon, January 13, 2014

General All Purpose Laundry Spotters


General All Purpose Laundry Spotter
Combine the following ingredients to make a generic spotter that works on a wide variety of stains:
1 part rubbing alcohol
2 parts water
Mix and spray on spots and spills, wait a few minutes and then launder as usual.

Beverage, Fruit and Grass Remover
Combine equal portions of:
White vinegar
Liquid dishwashing soap
Water
Shake well and work the solution into the spot.  Let sit a few minutes; launder as usual.

Non-oily Stain Remover
Combine equal portions of:
Ammonia
Liquid dishwashing soap
Water
Shake well and work into the spot.  Let stand a few minutes and flush with water.  This solution works well on stains such as milk, blood, perspiration and urine.  Do not use on washable wool, silk, spandex, acrylic or acetate.

Oily Stain Remover
Combine the following ingredients
1 T. glycerin
1 T. liquid dishwashing soap
8 T. water
Work the solution into grease and oil stains.  Let sit a few minutes, flush with water and then launder as usual.

Fels-Naptha Heavy Duty Laundry Bar Soap
This is an old-fashioned brown bar soap that  your grandmother used.  Wet the bar and simply rub the stain, working it in well.  Great for ring-around-the-collar and perspiration stains.

Ink Away
Made by the makers of Goo Gone.  Follow directions on package and be sure to read the list of things not to use it on.

Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain Remover
It’s not just for carpets.  It’s a great laundry pre-wash spotter.  Safe for all colorfast washables and works in all wash temperatures.    Works on oily stains, ink, pet stains, cola, shoe polish, lipstick, blood and others.  Do not allow it to dry on the fabric and do not use it on silks, fabrics labeled “dry clean only” or non-colorfast fabrics.

Wine Away Red Wine Stain Remover
Works great on Kool-Aid, grape juice, red soda, cranberry juice, orange soda, coffee, tea and red wine stains.  Works on tomato-based stains like ketchup, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce and on barbecue sauce. Made from fruit and vegetable extracts and is totally non-toxic.

WD-40 Lubricant
Works great on grease stains and oil stains on clothes like salad dressings, grease splatters when cooking, crayon, lipstick, Chap Stick.  Spray on the WD-40, Wait 10 minutes then work in undiluted liquid dishwashing soap and launder as usual.

Zout
Zout laundry stain remover removes tough stains, even old set-in ones.

20 Mule Team Borax
Helps remove soils and stains, brighten clothes and freshen your laundry.

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