stains!!!! AHHHH! HELP! lol

Candice - posted on 08/24/2009 ( 62 moms have responded )

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send recommendations for the best all purpose stain remover/pretreater! we all hate stains...but i SUCK at gettting them out!



needs to work on strawberries and cherries (baby's favorite food), medication colorings (grape and orange!!), and sand and general dirt!

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Jessica - posted on 08/25/2009

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HI Candice i swear by spray n wash with resolve power i let the clothes soak in the remover and by the next wash i feel like they have been pre-treated enough. i also wash with ALL concentrate but my new fav is the new TIDE packets that are stain removing self dissolving gel packs that you just throw righ in the load with the detergent. (ps. Bjs has the best deal on them) Good luck i have found those three things work very well for my kids clothes and are not ime consuming since i am a single other of three working full time. Totally Toddler from Babies R Us works miracles too with nasty baby food stains.

Dawn - posted on 08/30/2009

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I use peroxide or ivory soap for blood stains. RN tip. Pour peroxide onto stain- let it bubble, rinse with warm water- repeat until stain disappear. Or use ivory soap like any other pretreater- rub into stain. Also works for some organic/ food stains.

Cheryl - posted on 08/30/2009

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i used to use baby oxy clean for that it is a precleaner and you can put it right in the washer with the clothes to.

Andrea - posted on 08/29/2009

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I use a product called Kids and Pets! I can only get it at walmart but it works on Everything! It even took the smell out of spit up milk on a couch! Hope this helps : )

Erica - posted on 08/24/2009

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I have been using the Spray and Wash stick. It has worked great on all my kids stains so far. I still have a little one that is eating that horrible orange staining baby food and it takes that out like its nothing, along with red Kool-aid. I keep it in the bathroom and put it on the clothes while the kids are in the bath in the evening. Then I just throw the clothes in the basket. You can wait up to a week before you wash the items so its really simple and fast.

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Hollie - posted on 09/17/2009

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I used dreft when my lil girl was really little, then we switched to spray n wash, and i just recently found zout... I LOVE IT! It gets out what the others didnt ... and Im a bit forgetful on putting the lcothes in the hamper and forgetting them until the wash day! So it even works on set in stains!!

Stephanie - posted on 08/31/2009

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Hi I use Oxi Clean powder and spray I treat the clothes and then soak them in Oxi powder and Dreft detergent over night in warm water or cold run load as usuall but use second rinse or run wash again with your baby detergent alone. I have soaked my daughters clothes for three days max on tough stains like spaghetti try it I haven't met a stain I couldn't get rid of. Good luck to you!

Brandy - posted on 08/31/2009

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I LOVE SHOUT!! It's cheap and works better than anything I think. I have to buy a lot of it too. I either buy at Wal Mart or Dollar General. Good Luck!!

Nicola - posted on 08/31/2009

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I found that Fairy Liquid rubbed into the stain before put in the washing machine helped especially with the orange stains from jars of food

Elena - posted on 08/30/2009

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I found that using a pretreater like Shout or Spray and Wash while the stain is fresh works good...Spray it right before you put it in the wash too...Add Clorox 2 for colors...Works wonders!!! Lemme know if it works for you....

Candice - posted on 08/30/2009

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SURVEY SAYS: shout, oxyclean, deft (never heard of deft), some nifty home remedies, and dawn dish soap got 2 votes too (that was neat). since i've already decided shout sucks (at least in comparison to what i used before)...i'll have to see what else is available nearby...and try some of your suggestions! thanks ladies!

Jennifer - posted on 08/29/2009

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the only thing i have ever used is shout or even the off brand cheap stuff. believe me i have 2 boys and it gets just about everything out even if you dont get it sprayed or washed right away. you just spray it on and wash it

Genevieve - posted on 08/29/2009

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Shout works for me. I spray it on the clothes as soon as it's taken off and let it sit in the hamper for days before I wash 'em in the washer.

Amie - posted on 08/29/2009

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I use shout spray and my fingernails lol. It gets just about everything out, including red clay mud, which is AWFUL.

Stacy - posted on 08/29/2009

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Dreft laundry detergent works good but I like to use alcohol, hot water, and the laundry soap let it soak for a few minutes in then rub it out

Lisa - posted on 08/28/2009

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Oxyclean is the best I've found. (spray kind) I've yet to find a stain it won't get out - from blood to grease to grass! Just spray it on, wait a few minutes and wash. If you can't wash right away, spray it and toss it in the hamper. I've sprayed and waited a week before washing - it still got the stain out.

Julie - posted on 08/28/2009

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I found that putting dawn dish soap on the stains right before washing gets them out great.

Eva - posted on 08/28/2009

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I shop with a wellness company that has awesome laundry cleaners and stain removers and etc. Over 300 exclusive products!!! I dont sell these products so if your interested in learning about them and the company that sells them send me a message would love to help you! klasseneva@yahoo.ca

Anita - posted on 08/28/2009

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hi candice...havent read any of the other replies, so i might just be repeating what others may have said....I usually just get fresh lemon and rub it on the stain an leave overnight before wash...I used to get bolognaise and all sot of stuffon my whites and lemon juice did wonders....

Gina - posted on 08/28/2009

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i hate stains on clothes never comes off even if u get stain remover and put in the washing manchine, is they anything i could do????

Rachel - posted on 08/28/2009

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Candy- strawberry and cherry stains-pour 2-4 c of BOILING water on the stain-it comes out right before your eyes- if it has been there a while-I love the Tide Pen-works on most medicines too- I keep a pen inCharlie's room, my purse, diaper bag and next to the washer (I think I have to buy another one for Dustin-he is messier than Charlie-LOL) Sand-baby powder- it also works well to get the sand from the beach out of all Charlie's little crevices

Erin - posted on 08/27/2009

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shout...that is what i use and i love it..it takes out already dried stains that have already gone a cycle threw the dryer...it works great!!!

April - posted on 08/27/2009

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i use the dollar generals brand spray n wash and oxy clean once in awhile .. so far it has gotten everything out for me.

but I also have play clothes to play in and ect.. and as well good nice clothes for outing.



but good luck.

Samantha - posted on 08/27/2009

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I've been using Dreft's stain remover. It works really well. I just rub it in with an old toothbrush and let it soak it for a few minutes before I wash it. Unfortunately it doesn't work on spit up stains from 10 months ago. So far it's the only stain I haven't been able to get out.

Amanda - posted on 08/27/2009

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what i do is spray with either spray n wash, shout, or oxy clean to pre treat. Then i take buckets and fill with water and take the oxy clean powder use 3 scoops and let set over night, then put into the laundry to wash!

Christa - posted on 08/27/2009

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Quoting Candice:

stains!!!! AHHHH! HELP! lol

send recommendations for the best all purpose stain remover/pretreater! we all hate stains...but i SUCK at gettting them out!

needs to work on strawberries and cherries (baby's favorite food), medication colorings (grape and orange!!), and sand and general dirt!



Pre-spot from Melaleuca for teh laundry!!  Any other stain (including as a laundry booster) Sol-U-Mel....liquid GOLD!! I can show you where to get it...Message me!!

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I just take my regular detergent pour it on the stain as i am doing laundry and roll it up, let it sit there until it is the last thing you put in washer. and when it comes out of the washer look at if the stain is gone put it in the dryer if not repeat the process a second time and that should do it...hope that helps

ashley

Amanda - posted on 08/27/2009

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SHOUT!!!!! it takes everything out. i use the tough stains one and the set in stains one. sometimes i use them both at the same time.

MaryBeth - posted on 08/26/2009

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I use Zout spray on the stain and add a cup of Purex powder all color bleach into the washer. Cost $1.97 a box. Lifts the stains right away clothes look new and bright. I do was twice a week. I normally keep a bottle of Zout in the closet high up to use to pre-treat stains when I am undressing my son before putting clothes in the hamper then I am sure I won't forget them.

Candice - posted on 08/26/2009

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who knew people put so much energy into getting stains out! no wonder i don't have the luck you have! i pretty much chuck clothes in the hamper and deal with stains when i go to do the laundry. i found shout worked way better than spray and wash, but i'll try some of the other pretreaters you guys mentioned...although i'm not sure they are all available in canada. thanks for the suggestions...and i think a laundry toothbrush is in order! :)

Joanie - posted on 08/26/2009

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I've become quite the pro at stain removal. I hate it, but it's part of my life. The best thing is to soak the stain when it happnes (but I ended up having clothes that smelled like mildew because they sat wet for so long... which is another problem) Cold water for blood, and I just use hot for everything else. And bleach or bleach pen on white fabrics. But the magic cleaner for colors is CLOROX 2. I dump it directly on the stain, no need to dilute it. Then I use a toothbrush and scrub it in a little. Then I let it sit for 2 hours or so. If the stain is not old, it doesn't need that long. And sometimes I get busy and I don't get back to it until 3 or 4 hours. I also use Oxy clean on clothes with white and colors that I can't use bleach on. I just dump a generous scoop in a basin with warm water and let soak for hours.



I hate laundry.

Tiffany - posted on 08/26/2009

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Ok, number one what temp are you washing the laundry? COLD water works best on some stains, then HOT on others. I have found that Shout Advanced (blue bottle, orange lable, says advanced in big letters) Also, you have to keep that stain wet. Either soak the shirt with the spot remover while it is still wet, or wet the shirt with water to keep it from setting in.

I am in the same boat as you, and I have been thru EVERYTHING on the market. also, get a tub of Oxy, or the knockoff. Put in the loads with the stained clothes.

The advanced spray actually can remove older set in stains too.. so try it out. coupon on line

Michelle - posted on 08/26/2009

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I have found something called Zout, it works well for me! It has even gotten set in stains out! Walmart carries it, not sure who else does.

Janice - posted on 08/26/2009

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I have 4 children ages 4, 3, 2,and 11 months. So I get alot of stains! I keep a diaper pail by the washer with biz water in it. As soon as I take off their outfits, I spray them with a pretreater and then throw them in the biz water. The next day when I wash, the stains are gone........

Gretchen - posted on 08/26/2009

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I swear by Oxy Clean stain remover! Its gotten out every stain my son can come up with.

Kim - posted on 08/26/2009

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Use oxyclean with spray and wash its the bottle with the double chamber green and pink in color it works wonders! lol i buy the 3 packs from costco because i use so much of it!

Amy - posted on 08/26/2009

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I put simple green in my laundry as an additive works great even on oill and grass stains!

Ruby - posted on 08/26/2009

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Hands down my favorite pretreater spray is Dreft. It's works on everything from slurpees to diaper explosion. I love it. I even got friends without babies using it now. It really works great. Spray it on and toss it in the wash, if it's a bad stain (like most of them are) just spray it and rub it a bit. Make sure you check it before you toss it in the dryer or else the stain will get set in.

Amy - posted on 08/26/2009

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sand is using baby powder and I have a book by Joey Green Its called Fix-it Magic. With 5 kids and 3 dogs this has helped alot he has a whole series of books and its using all the things that are usually in your cabinet!

Shirley - posted on 08/25/2009

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ha ha yes we all know the pain of stains! I have a bucket in my laundry perminantly filled with Nappy San and I just let the clothes sit in there to soak. The more stubborn stains I will soak for 2 days. Every time I do the laundry I empty the bucket and add some more Nappy San to hot water. If the clothes still have a stain when I go to do a load then I just put it back in the bucket till I do the next load.

Tracy - posted on 08/25/2009

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I spray with Spray and Wash when the stained clothes come off the baby, then at laundry time I load the washer as usual but presoak for 1 hour in warm water with Oxygen cleaner (Oxiclean or Clorox Oxygen Action). The only stain it can't get out is t-shirt paint they used at daycare - well, that is meant to be permanent ;-)

Pam - posted on 08/25/2009

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I used Dreft, and the only thing that I could not get out was formula stains. Plain Dreft got out pretty much everything else, as long as I was able to put some on the spot by nighttime.

Becky - posted on 08/25/2009

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i don't use the spray and wash or stain sticks, and my kids are allergic to tide so by accident, I discovered that Clorox clean-up multi purpose spray, the kind with bleach, worked awesome on white clothes. I already had some in the house for cleaning--My son was the king of blow-outs and I couldn't justify buying new onesies let alone throwing them out. For colored clothes, Dreft makes a pre-treat solution that even got baby formula out of his clothes-spray it on asap and let sit overnight-scrub under warm or cold water when done-I also use an electric toothbrush and sometimes regular table salt-not iodized. scrub that into the stain as well with some dreft and an electric toothbrush-these have always worked for me and I still use them even now that my son is 3. the dreft and toothbrush work great for grass-stains. Hope this helps.

Patti - posted on 08/25/2009

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I have the clorox bleach pens for white clothes with stains. You could try the color safe Clorox bleach by rubbing it into the stain and washing. Hairspray gets out some stains. Weird, I know, but it works.

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The name brand, Shout, stain remover has individual packets of towletts. Keep them with you at all times! For stains that are overlooked and need treated before laundering; I keep a bar of old-fashioned lye soap and an old toothbrush near my washer. Wet the toothbrush, run it over the soap (to coat) and brush the stain out. I haven't found any type of stain that can resist "this" treatment. Look online to find the soap. Happy laundering!

Lisa - posted on 08/24/2009

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I HIGHLY recommend Dreft Stain Remover (in the spray bottle)... Works like a charm! I've used it with both my babies. It gets out EVERYTHING from berry juice to tough baby poo stains. There's not much that won't come out if you spray the clothing item, let it sit for a few minutes and then launder using the Dreft liquid detergent. Target sells both products. Good luck! :) ~ Lisa Boyd

Krista - posted on 08/24/2009

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I use Spray n' Wash dual cleaner. I freaking love it! It even takes out weeks old stains!

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I also use the stain stick...and have them strategically placed in the house, wherever I would underss my kids (when they were babies/toddlers). I'd have one in eachof their rooms by their laundary basket, one in the bathroom, one in the laundary room (in case I forgot to stain stick it before I took the clothes to the laundary room. And, one in the diaper bag. Worked well. Just remember to put it on as soon as you change your kid's clothes

Vicky - posted on 08/24/2009

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vanish soap bar or ace bleach are usually good?! but i usually buy cheap clothes from primark so it never matters if i don't get the stain completely out cus top/trousers only cost me 50p/£1 anyway...hehe ;-)

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