Tired of scrubbing at stains only to have them not disappear…again? Whether you have stains on your laundry, your pans, or your furniture, use these genius stain removal tips to get rid of tough stains with ease.
Stains are unavoidable and are sometimes a pain to deal with. However, there’s always a stain removal solution even for the most impossible-looking stain!
You probably have several things in your home that can be useful in removing even the toughest of stains. Before giving in to your first inclination to toss out your stained item (trust me, I completely understand that impulse) or buy yet another stain remover, stop for a minute.
Check out these top-notch stain removal tricks for getting rid of stains using supplies you already have. From pots and pans to your favorite couch, we’ve got you covered!
Genius Stain Removal Tricks For Every Part of Your Home
These tips cover stain removal from almost about everything in life. Check them out – they are so amazing that you’ll thank me later!
1. Miracle DIY General Stain Removal Hack
The hardest part of stain removal is in trying to figure the type of stain so that you can know how to treat it. Here’s some good news: you can now afford to take out the guesswork in trying to figure out what each stain is by using this DIY stain remover. The most amazing thing about it is that it works on just about any clothing stain you can imagine.
For this miracle general stain removal hack, mix equal parts of Blue Dawn dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda. Put the solution on the stained part of the cloth and let it work its magic. Also, check out these amazing homemade laundry recipes.
2. DIY Magic Carpet Stain Removal Solution
Got kids, pets, or both? There’s a 99.9% chance you’ve got carpets filled with every imaginable stain. Have no fear, there’s a DIY stain removal solution that works like magic!
To make it, all you need is 1 part hydrogen peroxide, 2 parts water, your favorite essential oil, and a dark-colored bottle. Mix all ingredients in the bottle and shake lightly to mix. To use it, spray liberally on the stained carpet, allow it to sit for a minute or 2, and then scrub. Blot out any liquid if you need to use a rag and repeat the process until your carpet is clear of the stain.
This magic carpet stain removal solution is also safe to use on upholstery.
3. Easiest Water Stain Removal Trick
Water stains aren’t the easiest to clean! It seemed like no matter what I do, they always came back… until I discovered the power of lemons! Now all I have to do is rub a cut lemon on the sink and tap to get rid of water stains in a snap. Now, dull-looking sinks and taps are a thing of the past.
4. Simple Toilet Stain Removal Tricks You Need To Know
Toilet stains come in various shapes and forms, not forgetting the odors. Worry not, you can quickly learn how to get rid of just about any toilet stain in our toilet cleaning tips post. It’s a must-read!
5. Remove Stains from a Pizza Stone
The pizza stone is so low maintenance that it can comfortably go through about 30-40 pizzas before it needs cleaning. However, when it’s time to clean it, take care not to ruin it by soaking or using soap and water on it. Simply run your pizza stones through the oven’s self-cleaning cycle to get them looking like new again. Couldn’t be easier!
6. Did You Know How Powerful Lemons Are In Stain Removal?
You’ve gotta check out and try this stain removal hack the next time you have a stubborn cooked-on spill or a baked on mess in a pan or pot. Using lemons to remove a stain is a genius idea and something we have used for a lot of different situations, but this is one of the easiest removal of cooked on grime we have seen in a long time!
7. Best Stain Removal For Pet Accident Stains
If you’ve got pets, you know very well that pet accident stains are bound to happen sooner or later. When they do, you can get rid of pet accident stains with baking soda and vinegar. The trick is to pour the vinegar first to soak the stain and then add the baking soda. Leave it to dry and then vacuum the spot. This stain removal hack for pet accident stains leaves your carpet so clean and looking like it never happened.
8. Straightforward Rust Stain Removal From Cast Iron
Sometimes life happens and your cast iron pans get rusty. Probably they were stored while still wet or got in contact with water somehow. No worries though, you can easily remove rust stains out of cast iron pans with a steel wool scouring pad. Be sure to season your pans right after they’ve been scoured and washed, to prevent the rust from recurring.
9. Best Stain Removal For Grimy Glass Bakeware
Looking for the absolute best way to get the gunk out of your glass bakeware? This is a tested stain removal hack for glass bakeware and it was found that baking soda and dish soap were the most effective. Who knew?
10. Effortless Calcium Build-Up Stain Removal Hack
If you live in an area with hard water, battling calcium build-up on your faucets is certain so you better be armed.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- plastic bag
- rubber band
Fill the plastic bag with 1 part CLR and 1 part water.
Secure it on the faucet spout with a rubber band, leave it in place for a few hours, and then use the rag to wipe off the build-up. Your faucet should be back to its sparkling and shiny state.
Tip: Before using the CLR, read the label to be sure it’s compatible with your faucet material. It’s advisable to spot test before trying out this calcium build-up stain removal hack.
11. Painless Way To Removal Urine Stains Mattresses
It’s not pleasant to talk about, but if you have young kids, you likely have urine and sweat stains on at least one mattress.
Get out those yucky, smelly mattress urine stains with a mixture of baking soda, peroxide, and dish soap. I can’t believe how amazing this hack works!
12. Wanna Have The Whitest Pillows?
Wash and whiten your pillows in your washing machine – it’s super easy!
The easiest stain removal trick for the whitest pillows is simply to add dishwashing detergent in addition to your laundry detergent, bleach, and washing soda.
13. Permanent Marker Stain Removal
Every parent has dealt with permanent marker stains at one time or another. Get those permanent marker stains out of every kind of fabric. You’ll start by putting some paper towels between the stain and the other side of the fabric to help stop the stain from spreading. Next, dab your stain remover of choice onto the marker stain using a cloth. Your stain remover could either be rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, aerosol hairspray, nail polish remover, white vinegar, cream of tartar, lemon juice, or regular toothpaste. Keep dabbing and adding more stain remover as needed until the stain is gone.
Only do this for regular fabrics but send delicate fabrics to a dry cleaner.Ain’t it funny how those permanent marker stains aren’t that permanent after all?
14. Remove Sweat Stains From Clothes
There’s nothing that cramps your style like those pretty tees with stained armpits. Keep those t-shirts looking practically new by getting rid of unsightly armpit stains with hydrogen peroxide and Dawn. Don’t you wish you’d known this years ago?
15. Secret To Spic and Span Shower Curtains
If your shower curtain liner looks gross, don’t bother cleaning it by hand! Toss it in the washing machine with a cup of vinegar and a couple of towels. Wash it on a hot, gentle cycle, and then hang it to dry. Just do NOT put it in the dryer.
Couldn’t be easier, right?
16. Spot Clean You Microfiber Furniture
Microfiber furniture is terrific until it gets really dirty, then it can become difficult to clean without leaving discoloration.
Avoid those unsightly stains by using rubbing alcohol and a scrubbing brush to spot clean microfiber furniture.
17. Restore Unsightly Bakeware With Supplies and Tools You Already Have
Your bakeware will eventually get stained after years of use. It’s not a big deal as you can always get it looking shiny and new again with oven cleaner, abrasive pads, and a few other household tools. Also, learn the best ways to remove bakeware stains.
18. Science To The Rescue For White Cutting Boards
This will sound like a scientific experiment because it truly is. The combination of lemon and sunshine will get your white cutting board pristine again. This is brilliant, and I can’t wait to try out this experiment!
19. Clean Copper Pots Naturally
Clean copper pots with vinegar and salt. In 10 minutes or less, you can have those copper-bottomed pots shining again like new. All you need is salt, white vinegar, a scouring pad, and some muscle strength.
There’s no doubt that stains can be a frustrating inconvenience any way you look at it. But, with these handy stain removal hacks, you can remove almost any stain with very little effort.
Just, don’t give up on that stain yet…there’s still hope.