Print out this Stain Removal Guide to help you get out some of the toughest, most common household stains. It is recommended that you purchase an eyedropper so you can apply the solutions with more precision.
Coffee Use lemon juice or vinegar to flush the stain, scrubbing with a soft toothbrush. If the stain persists, escalate to bleach.
Fruit Juice Spray diluted dishsoap onto the stain to remove the sugars, then flush the stain with white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide
Gum Freeze the gum using an ice cube, then use the dull end of a butter knife to pup the gum off and scrape off any excess pieces.
Ink Put petroleum jelly around the stain to prevent it from bleeding. Then use isopropyl alcohol to flush the stain.
Lipstick Blot the stain with nail polish remover, then wash with detergent and rinse.
Mustard Flush the stain with vinegar, then wash with a diluted dishsoap solution.
Oil Immediately cover the stain with cornstarch for an hour. This will absorb the oil. Then rinse with isopropyl alcohol, and soak the fabric in a mixture of hot water and dish soap. Rinse thoroughly and run through the regular wash cycle.
Red Wine Blot the stain dry, them mix 1 tsp. soap with 1 c. hydrogen peroxide, and blot the stain with a sponge soaked with this mixture. Blot with warm water, then blot dry.