How to get rid of common stains

Do you have trouble getting rid of common stains from your clothes and other fabrics? If so, you’re not alone. Stains can be frustrating and difficult to remove, but with the right techniques, you can successfully get rid of those pesky stains once and for all! In this blog post, we’ll discuss the different methods for getting rid of common stains, including coffee, wine, grass, and more. Read on to learn more about how to effectively get rid of common stains.


When it comes to eliminating coffee stains from your clothing, laundry stain removal is key. Laundry detergents and stain removers are the best way to go when attempting to remove coffee stains from your clothes. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get rid of coffee stains:

  1. Blot the stain with a paper towel or cloth to remove any excess liquid.
  2. Soak the stained item in cold water for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Apply laundry detergent directly onto the stain and let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Rub the stain gently with a brush or soft cloth until the stain lifts away.
  5. Rinse the affected area with cold water.
  6. If the stain still remains, repeat steps 2-5 until the stain is gone.
  7. Once the stain is gone, throw the item into the washing machine for a regular wash cycle and then hang dry or place in the dryer as usual.


Eliminating wine stains can be tricky, but it is possible with the right laundry stain removal techniques. The key is to move fast, treating the stain as soon as possible. To get rid of a wine stain, follow these steps:

  1. Soak up any excess liquid by blotting with a paper towel or cloth. Make sure not to scrub, as this can spread the stain further.
  2. If the stain is still wet, mix equal parts of white vinegar and cold water and apply it to the stain using a clean cloth. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  3. For a dry wine stain, try sprinkling a mixture of equal parts salt and white vinegar directly on the stain. Allow this to sit for a few minutes before wiping away with a clean cloth or sponge.
  4. Next, apply a laundry pre-treatment product or regular detergent directly to the stain and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Wash the clothing item as usual in cold water, and air dry. If the stain is still visible, repeat steps 1-4.


Getting rid of grass stains can be a challenge without the proper techniques. Follow these simple steps for removing grass stains from your laundry:

  1. Pretreat the stain with a pre-wash laundry product like OxyClean.
  2. Soak the garment in cold water for 30 minutes.
  3. Apply a detergent solution to the stain.
  4. Launder the garment using a warm setting.
  5. If the stain remains, repeat steps 2-4 until it is gone. 
  6. If the stain has already set, soak the garment in warm water with an enzyme-based product such as Nature’s Miracle Laundry Booster. 
  7. Rinse the garment and air-dry in direct sunlight if possible. 


Blood can be one of the most difficult stains to remove from fabric, but there are a few methods for eliminating blood stains. Try the following steps:

  1. Treat the stain immediately before laundering. 
  2. Soak the stained item in cold water for up to 30 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with cold water. 
  3. If that doesn’t do the trick, try making a laundry stain removal paste by combining 2 parts hydrogen peroxide and 1 part dish soap. 
  4. Rub the paste into the stain, let sit for 5 minutes, then rinse with cold water and launder as normal. 

If you still have traces of the stain left, try adding a color-safe bleach or oxygen bleach to your wash cycle.


If you find yourself dealing with ink stains on your clothing or fabric, here’s what you need to do:

  1. First, try blotting the stain with a damp cloth. Use a back-and-forth motion to transfer as much of the ink to the cloth as possible. 
  2. For more stubborn ink stains, use rubbing alcohol or hairspray on the affected area. Let the rubbing alcohol or hairspray sit for 5-10 minutes before scrubbing with a damp cloth.
  3. If the stain still persists, mix a few drops of liquid dish soap with warm water and scrub the area with a soft brush. This should help to lift out any remaining traces of ink. 
  4. Rinse the stained area with clean water and repeat if necessary. 
  5. Finally, place the item in the washing machine and let it run through its normal cycle. This should help to eliminate any remaining ink stains.

Unknown Stains

When dealing with an unknown stain, there are some steps you can take to eliminate the stain. 

  1. Identify the stain and the material it’s on. This will help you determine the best way to go about removing it. Different materials may require different methods for removing stains.
  2. If the stain is on a light-colored fabric, use a mild detergent or bleach alternative to begin eliminating the stain. Soak the stained area in cold water for up to 15 minutes. Then, apply the detergent or bleach alternative directly to the stain and scrub it with a brush.
  3. For dark fabrics, use a stain remover specifically designed for dark fabrics. Spray the stain remover onto the affected area, wait at least 10 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
  4. For carpets and other upholstery, try using a carpet cleaner or upholstery shampoo. Spray the cleaner onto the stained area and rub it with a soft cloth to work the cleaner into the fibers. Let sit for 15 minutes and then use a damp cloth to wipe away any remaining residue.
  5. Finally, check the item once more after it has dried to make sure the stain is gone. If it persists, repeat the steps above until the stain has been eliminated.

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