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Stain Removal Tips from the Stain Master

Today's guest blogger is the Stain Master! She knows just what to do to remove even the toughest stains.

Here are a few stain removal tips from the Stain Master. Think of her as the mother or grandmother who always knew what to do when you spilled something on your favorite item of clothing. Let us know if you have success with these techniques, and send us your own stain removal tips. You can post them on our facebook page at

GRASS STAIN—Rub detergent into the stain with a bleach that contains no chlorine and is safe for all washable fabrics. Wash in machine.

MUSTARD—Work glycerin into stain or sponge with rubbing alcohol

FRUIT—Run hot water through the back of the stain over the sink. Making the water as hot as you can will force the stain back out through the fabric.

KETCHUP—Soak in cold water then rub detergent into stain and wash

BLOOD—Scrub by hand with cold water and plain soap such as ivory, then wash in cold cycle in washing machine.

RUST—Cover with lemon juice and salt then place in the sun

GREASE—Soak in club soda

COFFEE—Pour boiling water through stain

LIPSTICK—Rub detergent into stain until outline disappears then wash with warm wate

CHOCOLATE—Soak in cold water or sponge with hydrogen peroxide, rinse and wash

MUD—Let stain dry then brush well. Soak in cold water, wash in hot water, sponge with rubbing alcohol

INK—On cotton, apply rubbing alcohol to the spot, then wash. On polyester, spray liberally with hair spray and pat with a clean, dry cloth. Then wash.

WAX—Put area between brown paper bag and press with warm iron

Not sure what to do when you've spilled on your favorite blouse? Ask the Stain Master!