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Spot On Stain Remover


This shirt is almost the same color as our logo-wear at work.  We aren’t required to wear the logo, but it’s nice to show support.  So this was something I already had and can wear the “colors” without spending the dough.

Yesterday I spilled pure cranberry juice on it.  It might as well have been dye.  I wish I had a before picture, but I was too busy ripping it off and running to the sink.  Water did nothing to the stain.  It just made the shirt wet.  I tried a stain stick.  The spot turned dark blue-gray.  I used a nail brush, and it paled very little.

Then I remembered a little post by my friend at Living Simply Free.  I remembered thinking, “Hmmm . . . I will have to try Hydrogen Peroxide on those carpet stains someday . . . “

So I reached for the bottle, and the spot started to fade.  I plugged the sink, poured in more hydrogen peroxide, and let it sit while I put some clothes back on and finished making my dinner.  After dinner I picked up the shirt which showed NO SIGN of said stain, and threw it in the wash.  Here it is, wrinkled from sitting, but otherwise no worse for the wear, straight from the dryer.  I’ve looked at it from every angle, and cannot see a spot or stain or drip of cranberry juice.

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16 thoughts on “Spot On Stain Remover

  1. …that is fabulous I have never heard of doing that – I would recommend testing the fabric in an inconspicuous place first htough as I know hydrogen peroxide will work like bleach and leave ‘stains’ on darker colours by leaching the colour out… I am going to check out the link now as we speak… 🙂

  2. Cranberry juice, especially the real pure stuff really does stain. I’m glad you thought to use the peroxide. Btw, peroxide will work on many other stains, including blood so keep it handy 🙂

    1. Nice hint you gave …. and blood too? I take it the stains (cranberry juice and blood and others) …. have to be got at quckly? Once dried it does not work?

      1. It depends, once dried not all the stains will come out. I’ve used it on dried blood (that already went through the wash and dryer) the stain faded, but didn’t get the stain out totally.

  3. OMG….really?!?!?? I am now going to buy a bottle. I recall using hydrogen peroxide for small shallow cuts and stuff … but there is a cleaning usage too? How is it I do not know this?!?!?!

    Awesome! This is like finding money in the sofa. 🙂

  4. Ok…I am SERIOUSLY excited about this. I don’t have cranberry juice around (though I looooovveee cranberry juice….errr…not cranberry cocktail…too much sugar…cranberry juice. Err….sorry about the diversion here.)

    Where was I?

    Oh…SEEEERRRRIOUSLY excited. No juice. But I want to try this. I was actually thnking of pricking my finger for a little blood lol. But I don’t have H2O2 damnit. Tomorrow I will buy a bottle and some cranberry juice lol. At least I won’t have to prick my finger!

    1. Wait. You love pure cranberry juice? I am drinking it medicinally for urinary tract. TMI? Sorry. Everybody pees, you know. My face turns inside out every time I swallow the stuff!

      1. Nods I do. Ocean Spray Cranberry juice…or you can get the mix of cranberry and grape nod nods. But not the Cranberry Cocktail…that one has only a portion of the real juick..the rest is sugar water.

        As for the UTI…blech! Hope it is better now.

      2. That sounds good. I think it has a blend of other juices, if I’m not mistaken. I like Ocean Spray products. I don’t think they make the hard-core stuff I been a-drinkin!’

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