Homemade Clothes Stain Remover....
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    1,299
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    11

    Thumbs up Homemade Clothes Stain Remover....

    I found this recipe somewhere....
    Equal parts of:
    Dawn liquid dish detergent
    ammonia
    water
    That's it. I've tried it twice & it has worked! Once on a peach colored tshirt material. I haven't tried it on the color red. I haven't used Dawn on fabrics before, I'm hoping it won't fade colors. Does anyone know? The 15oz bottle from Walmart was 92c & used about 10c worth of ammonia. I used a cup of each = 56c for 3 cups of remover. I used a recycled spray bottle. If I'm pleased with it~~ pretty cheap & effective remover.
    Ali

  2. #2
    Registered User Nana2two's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Heart of Illinois
    Age
    46
    Posts
    1,015
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    I have read about it,but never tried it.I will have to make some up and see.

  3. #3
    Registered User Labontet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    1,165
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    I do not know either, but will be trying this very soon. Thanks.

  4. #4
    Registered User Jayashiangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    19
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    My mom to this day still uses Fantastic for the greasy stoves and counters to remove stains on clothes this included blood/etc as she is a nurse...

  5. #5
    Registered User joyofsix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    IN
    Age
    51
    Posts
    2,018
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    I use
    1 C rubbing alcohol
    1 C hydrogen peroxide
    1/2 C Dawn
    1/2 C water
    Mom to Emma, Spencer, Connor, Lily,Fletcher, Amelia and Adeline.

    Mortgage $0
    EF 3 mo income barring
    anymore emergencies

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    4,525
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I purchased a large tub of oxi-clean a couple of years ago. Has last a very long time.

  7. #7
    Registered User Debbie-cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    49
    Posts
    26,068
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    166
    Rep Power
    150

    Default

    Thanks. Will have to try this.
    May No Spend Days - 14 /15
    2014 No Eat Out Days - 132 /365
    2014 May Gas Challenge - $105 / $80
    May Keep Fit - 580 min / 750 min

    2014 - 52 Week Saving Challenge - 3, 8, 9, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52

    Don't tell God how big your storm is...tell the storm how big your God is.

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    My husband has an 18 wheeler and he wears Carrhart overalls in the winter when he works on the truck. Last year I took the overalls outside and wet them with the water hose then took some dawn and squited it directly on the greasy spots. Found a decently clean hand brush he had and scrubbed the legs on the overalls. Took them inside and washed them with regular detergent and we were very surprised at how clean they came out. Not all the stains were out but they look better than they had in a while. I was impressed, and NO the Dawn did not fade the carrhart color at all.

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    1,299
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    Yikes, I posted that so long ago. I was Not pleased with this HM stain remover. It did not get stains out that SHOUT did. I thot I had posted my results. Hopefully, no one has wasted their time & $ on it. And... I made deodorant..and that didn't work either. My 2 HM failures--stain remover & deodorant.
    Ali

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Age
    33
    Posts
    29
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Sounds great, I will try to make some, hope it would be much more effective than those bought from supermarket. Anyway, it's much cheaper. !!!

  11. #11
    Registered User Brat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    midwest, country
    Posts
    971
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    12

    Default

    I have used both of these stain removers..I also found that straight peroxide works good on blood stains..I keep spray bottles of both marked at the washer..I always check the stain before I put in the dryer..I have found that if it didn't all come out I will rewash it before drying because the dryer seems to set the stains..
    Last edited by Brat; 01-24-2013 at 11:21 AM. Reason: to add

  12. #12
    Registered User onencgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Age
    61
    Posts
    1,751
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    I had some grease from cooking stains on a t-shirt that didn't come out. Next load I washed it but sprayed with alcohol then Dirty Jobs stain remover. It came out looking like new.
    If You Find Yourself Dancing In The Rain
    You Have Been Blessed

  13. #13
    Registered User Mercedes123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Wuhan, China
    Age
    22
    Posts
    74
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    2

    Default

    Stain removers! I have always keep seeking the method which can effect successfully!!! Found it a great idea!!!!

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-28-2009, 02:24 AM
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-14-2008, 08:53 AM
  3. HM Stain Remover
    By baxjul in forum Laundry
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-24-2005, 01:43 PM
  4. stain remover....homemade
    By julsandtrish in forum Laundry
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-01-2003, 08:24 PM
  5. Homemade Softner & stain remover
    By cody15650 in forum Laundry
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-18-2003, 03:10 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •