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I drip coffee on my clothes; hubby drips oil/vinegar dressing on his. I could never get either of them out.

I bought a RESOLVE stain stick (formerly spray and wash) and it worked on both of those types of stains!!!!! The great thing is, you can wash the garment after 5 minutes or before 7 days. It was in the $3 range.

BTW, those stains of hubby's were on t-shirts that had been washed/dryed a few times.
 
Posts: 2904 | Registered: Oct 19, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks for the tip. I have good results with a good old-fashioned method--a bar of Naphtha Soap rubbed on the dampened spot about a minute before washing.
 
Posts: 3502 | Location: Louisiana | Registered: Jan 15, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Carry a small container of baby powder.
When hubby slops, pour a bit on the spot and blot. The powder will absorb most of the oil.
Shout is also a good stain remover.
I like Resolve on carpet spots.
I will get a Resolve stick.
Thanks
 
Posts: 5954 | Location: western PA | Registered: Sep 20, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Forgot to write this down last time I went to the grocery store. I should go write it on the list right now. Thanks.
 
Posts: 7226 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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While dining out together, a friend of ours spilled something on his shirt. He opened a package of artificial sweetener and sprinkled it on the wet spot. We looked at him a bit concerned. Later, after it dried, he brushed it off...no stain.

Any powder pretty much works.

Learn something new every day!
 
Posts: 17268 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Any fine powder works. Baby powder, cornstarch, talc,etc. I never thought about the sweetener, but it would work. After it sits for a minute to soak up the oil, brush it off. You can do the same on carpet or upholstery and then vacuum it off. May have to even do it more than once. My Mom was notorious for dropping food on her front (in her 90's). She'd have been mortified if she could have seen well enough to realize it. We just used Shout on a regular basis to remove those stains. I do the same at my house.


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
 
Posts: 6753 | Location: north Georgia mountains  | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I am a fan of the stain sticks too, but have recently became pleased with the results I get with Tide Boost(stain release). BTW, I discovered an oily looking stain of unknown origin on the seat of a pair of tan jeans. After pre treating, several machine washes and air drying, I had success with Dawn dish washing liquid prior to the last wash. We all know how Dawn cuts grease.
 
Posts: 18734 | Location: Right here, duh! ;) | Registered: Nov 03, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I will have to pass the artificial sweetener cleaner method onto a GF who uses the stuff and is prone to food and beverage mishaps. It makes sense that just about any powder will absorb the grease. Thanks.
 
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And, of course, it works a lot better if you can do this shortly after the spill has occurred.


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Posts: 6753 | Location: north Georgia mountains  | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'll have to try Resolve. I use the small yellow bottles that Carbona makes for specific spots, oil, makeup, grass, etc. They are expensive but they really work well. I used to use Grease Relief but it hasn't been made for years.
 
Posts: 3233 | Location: Ohio | Registered: Feb 25, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've never been too big on stain removers and I don't know why. I have tried shout in the past. My SIL swears by a liquid that I have purchased in the past but for pet stains--I think it is called Kids and Pets? I will take a look in the laundry aisle next time.
 
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