14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them

We all love coffee, chocolate and wine, yet no one likes the stains that these food products leave behind. It often happens that stains cannot be removed and our clothes are only fit to trash, please don’t panic! Next time something goes wrong recall this article and be sure to check out how to solve the problem! The “irremovable” stains marathon is here.

#1 Yellow and Gray Stains on Pillows

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • 1 batch of laundry detergent,
  • 1 batch of bleach,
  • 1/2 batch of borax

What you need to do: Place the pillows inside the washing machine. Mix all the products and also add them to the washing machine. Turn on the washing machine by selecting a water temperature of at least 40°C and also select the extra rinse option. Then place the pillows on the dryer in a well-ventilated room or hang them up to dry.

#2 Yellow Sweat Stains

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need

  • 1 cup of vinegar,
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda,
  • 1 tsp salt,
  • 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide.

What to do: Put your shirt in a bowl and soak your clothes in the mixture of vinegar and 2 cups of warm water. Allow the shirt to soak for 30 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients to make a paste. Remove the shirt from the bowl and leave it on a towel. Apply the paste and leave for 25 minutes. Rinse off the paste and place the shirt in the washing machine.

#3 Mattress Stain Removal

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • 1 batch of baking soda,
  • 1 batch of scouring powder,
  • a brush,
  • filter or strainer,
  • 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide.

What to do: Vacuum the surface of the mattress. Sift the baking soda through the strainer or filter and rub gently with the brush. Let the baking soda sit for 15 minutes, then vacuum the baking soda. Mix a cup of hydrogen peroxide with 10 ml of soap – place the ingredients in a spray bottle. Use the mixture immediately after preparation. Shake the bottle vigorously and spread the contents on the dirty area. Leave for 20 minutes, then rinse with clean water and dry.

#4 Wine Spill Stains

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • boiled water,
  • salt,
  • baking soda,
  • a piece of cloth.

What to do: When dealing with wine stains, do not waste time. Soak the dirty clothes first, don’t try to scrub or you will only make things worse! Add boiled water on the stain, this will help you get rid of the stain easier. Gently add baking soda and salt to the stain and leave overnight. Remove the concoction and soak the clothes with clean water. Soak the remaining stain with a cloth and repeat the process until the stain is gone.

#5 Oil Stains

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • paper towel,
  • baby powder,
  • dishwashing liquid,
  • water.

What to do: Remove excess oil with a paper towel. Add a large amount of baby powder or baby backfill to the stain and let it sit for about an hour. Remove excess baby powder and apply a small amount of dishwashing liquid and water to the stain. Rub gently and throw the shirt in the wash.

#6 Ketchup Stains

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • a knife,
  • dishwashing liquid,
  • white vinegar.

What to do: Scrape up all the spilled ketchup with a knife. Coat the stain with dishwashing liquid and only then with white vinegar. Leave it for 10 minutes and put the clothes under running water.

#7 Lipstick Stains

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • hairspray,
  • material.

What to do: Spray the stained area with hairspray and let it sit for 10 minutes. Clean the area with a clean cloth. Then wash the stained clothes as usual.

8 Coffee Stains

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • cold water,
  • liquid soap.

What to do: For a fresh coffee stain, place the garment under cold water until the water running through the fabric is completely clean. If that doesn’t work, try adding liquid soap mixed with a small amount of cold water and gently wipe the fabric. Leave for half an hour and rub gently. Rinse with cold water.

#9 Pen Stains

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • hairspray,
  • paper towel or piece of cloth

What to do:If the pen leaves a mark on your shirt, apply a thick coat of hairspray and let it sit for 10 minutes. Cover the stain with a paper towel or piece of cloth and wash your clothes as usual.

#10 Chocolate Stains

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • a knife,
  • milk,
  • cold water,
  • liquid detergent.

Scratch off the chocolate using the knife. Then pour milk anywhere on the stain and wait for 5 minutes. Place the stained clothes under cold water and rub them with your fingers. Finally, cover the stained area with liquid detergent and place it in the washing machine.

#11 Grass Stains

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • vinegar.

What to do: Apply vinegar to the dirty area. Rub gently and let it sit for 10 minutes, then put it in the washing machine.

#12 Foundation Stains

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • cotton balls,
  • hydrogen peroxide.

What to do: Take a cotton ball and soak it in hydrogen peroxide. Then gently rub the stain until it disappears.

#13 Bloodstains

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • cold water,
  • salt,
  • hydrogen peroxide.

What to do: Mix salt and water in a bowl. Soak the stain for 10 minutes, then rinse and add the hydrogen peroxide. Leave for 5 minutes and wash as usual.

#14 Mustard Stains

14 Stubborn Stains and Simple Solutions for Dealing with Them
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You need:

  • a knife,
  • dishwashing liquid,
  • white vinegar.

What to do: Wipe off all the mustard spill with a knife. Coat the surface with dishwashing liquid and add white vinegar on top. Leave on for about 10 minutes and rinse under running water.

And what stains do you most often have trouble with? Let us know in the comments if you’ve ever used a similar method!