Question by  JakeWillard (26)

What are some tips for removing old stains from clothing?

These stains are set after several washings.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

I would personally cut the clothing into pieces and use them for dish rags or polishing furniture rags. Usually you can use a stain lifter like shout or bleach when you wash.


Answer by  Jeff23 (6)

I have successfully used "Stain Stick" to remove the most stubborn stains from my clothes for over 20 years, including red wine and grease. I keep a stick under beside my washing machine and make sure that I treat the stain as soon as it happens and include the garment in my next load of laundry.


Answer by  connie40337 (8)

To remove set-in stains dampen your garment with cold water, use 1 teaspoon of Dawn dish washing liquid, rub into stain and then launder as usual.


Answer by  cleanfreak (13)

Try using oxy-clean and an old toothbrush to scrub vigorously. Sometimes vinegar mixed with baking soda (into a paste) and scrubbing can get out stains too.


Answer by  Aaron12 (70)

One practical way to remove the stains is to apply a cleaning solution and let it set over a certain period time, like over night for example. This always the cleaning solution set and work into fibers of the fabric to remove the stains.


Answer by  Leverenz (41)

I would use oxy clean or another stain removing detergent. If your clothing is white you can use some bleach. If those don't work you probably won't be able to get the stain out.

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