Home and household hints - how to remove stains, stain removal.  Treat stains as soon as possible.  The longer they are left the harder they are to remove.
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STAIN REMOVAL

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Treat stains as soon as possible.  The longer they are left the harder they are to remove..
...the following may assist you with some stain removal.
Sponge with methylated spirits.  Bleach white cottons and linens if necessary but not coloured fabrics.
Wash in hot suds.  Moisten with lemon juice and let dry in sun.  If stain persists, bleach.  Old stains are hard to remove.  For coloured fabrics select water temperature suitable to the fabric.
BALL POINT PEN INK:
BLOOD, MEAT JUICE, EGG:  (Dry Stains)
Cover area with meat tenderiser (MSG).  Apply warm water to make a paste.  Wait 15-30 minutes.  Sponge with cool water or with diluted bleach. For coloured fabrics select water temperature suitable to the fabric and use oxygen bleach.
BLOOD, MEAT JUICE, EGG:  (Fresh Stains)
Rinse in cold water.  If stain remains sprinkle with meat tenderiser (MSG).  Let stand 15-20 minutes.  If stain still remains, then sponge with diluted bleach.  Launder in hot water.
For coloured fabrics select water temperature suitable to the fabric and use oxygen bleach.
Scrape off excess, place stain between clean white blotter or several layers of facial tissue.  Sponge with dry cleaning fluid.  If spot remains, bleach.  For coloured fabrics use oxygen bleach.
CANDLE WAX:
CHEWING GUM:
Rub with ice to harden.  Scrape off excess with dull knife.  Sponge with dry cleaning fluid.
Soak in warm water with pre-soak product, and wash in lukewarm water.  Use solvent to remove any grease spots.  For coloured fabrics soak in warm water with pre-soak or detergent solution.  Bleach remaining stain.
CHOCOLATE:
COFFEE/TEA:   (Milk or cream)
Rinse or soak in cold water.  Work detergent into stain.  Thoroughly rinse and dry.  If a stain remains, sponge with dry cleaning fluid.  If stain remains, bleach.  For coloured fabrics use oxygen type bleach.
White cotton and linens - pour boiling water through stain.  Bleach if necessary.
Coloured fabrics - soak or rinse in cold water or sponge with warm water and detergent.  Use oxygen type bleach.
COFFEE/TEA:   (Black)
FRUIT JUICE, WINE:
MILDEW:
RED WINE:
Rub salt into the stain.  Pour boiling water through stain.  Bleach if necessary.