Great for all types of stains - soaking clothing in a sink with water and a lot of Biz is the first treatment for most stains. Great for stained shoe laces and cuffs. Just soak and then wash as directed in the washer. On white fabrics, chlorox bleach pen on a toothbrush is good spot remover.
Great to make a paste, apply, and let sit. I keep the tiny spray bottles everywhere so I can treat a stain immediately. Also good to add along with your regular detergent occasionally to brighten the entire load.
Hand cleaner that is good for grease and goes on without water. -Apply liberally and let sit, then put in regular wash cycle. Has been found to remove stains from clothes that were washed and dried with a crayon. Found at Walmart and hardware stores.
Old fashioned bar soap. Just wet bar and rub in. It won't hurt if it dries in, works great on most stains, especially good for ring-around-the-collar and perspiration stains.
Hot Water is great for kool-aid and jello-type stains. Hold fabric taunt and pour from a height. Soak or repeat if necessary. Comes out every time!
Various solutions for many types of fabric - the rust solution is a very good one. Found at Kroger and many other stores.
Tilex is great for mildew stains on white fabrics. Remember, it is a bleach! Must be used carefully, especially on colored fabrics. On whites, spray on and let sit - just rinse if blue spots occur. On colored fabrics, it's easy to cause bleach spots, but carefully spray on and rinse quickly. Using tilex on colored fabrics is really a last resort..
A "last resort", but can be effective. Follow the directions carefully. On small stained areas, it is easier to use the stove-top method, but for larger loads, use the washer.
Wash again in milk, then repeat with regular wash, then dry. It will get out 99% of the stains!
Un-Du Adhesive remover
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A list of products that we, and our consignors, have found helpful removing spots, stains, chocolate, jello, and ink.
Fels-Naptha Heavy Duty Laundry Bar Soap
Carbona Stain Remover
Rit Dye color remover
Cleaning solution new mothers can't do without! Great for spit-up, urine, blood, etc. Found at Baby Superstore.
Washed a load with a chocolate bar?
Has a long list of problem stains and how to fix them:
Great web site with lots of practical solutions
Shoes & Toys
White oxford-type shoes
Use a spray preparation solution (found at shoe stores) on scuffs and marks. For scratches that have taken off the original color, use shoe spray. Instead of spraying directly on the shoe, causing a caked-on look, spray onto wax paper. Then dab at the scratch with a foam paintbrush. This will give a smoother finish. Don't forget to soak the laces in Biz while you're doing this!
Local repair stores have decals - can clean fuses and switches with a Q-tip and alcohol
Un-Du Adhesive remover - previously called Scrapper's solution - will remove bar code labels, stickers, and goop. Has a built in scraper to help lift stickers off
Little Tikes - 1(800) 321-0183
Power Wheels - 1(800) 348-0751
Fisher Price - 1(800) 432-5437
PlaySkool - 1(800) 752-9755
Oops - latex paint remover - great for getting all kinds of stains, marks, and stickers off plastic toys. If the toy is made of thin plastic, test a small area before cleaning. On most thick plastic such as Little Tikes toys, Oops will take off scratches, scuffs, crayon, pen, pencil, etc. On stubborn marks, use steel wool. Will also take crayon off chalk boards without damaging the finish. Wear rubber gloves. Found at Walmart and hardware stores.