Sunday, March 25, 2012
Stain, Stain Go Away!
Wow, look at what we did to this shirt! We decided to really give this stain remover from onegoodthingbyjilliee.com a real test. Jillee raved about it, and since we live with lots of messy boys, we are always looking for a better stain remover.
We took an old t-shirt that was stained and yellowed under the armpits. From left to right we used coffee, chocolate, wine, baby oil and grass. We let the stains sit overnight. Then we set to work removing the stains. The recipe is very simple You probably have all the ingredients on hand!
* 1 part Dawn
* 1 part baking soda
* 2 parts hydrogen peroxide
You can use more or less depending on the size of the stains. We made a lot! Mix the ingredients well. Apply to the stain. We scrubbed a little with a scrub brush. We poured the extra all over and let sit for a good hour. Because we used so much dawn, and have an HE washing machine we rinsed the shirt out very well and then laundered as usual.
As you can see, the shirt looks fantastic. No traces of the stains remain. The shirt can once again be worn in public!
The shirt came out so well we decided to use the stain remover on the grout in the bathroom floor. It had been stained and grimy since the day Rebecca moved in. No amount of scrubbing or bleach helped. We didn't use quite so much dawn, and added more peroxide to spread the solution around the floor. We gave a little scrub and let it sit for an hour and then rinsed. The floor has NEVER looked so good!