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Question 1

What do you use to remove blood stains?

Hot water and bleach.
Saturate the stain with vinegar, and let sit overnight, then wash as usual.
Use cold water, and either hydrogen peroxide or meat tenderizer.
Just throw it out, that stain is never coming out.
To remove blood stains from clothing, try sponging the stains with 3% hydrogen peroxide, or, cover the stains with a paste made of either salt or meat tenderizer and cold water. Let sit for 30 minutes, then sponge with cool water. If the stains are set-in, you may need to treatr with a commercial enzyme remover product, such as Biz. Remember to use cold water whatever solution you choose, as heat will set the stains

Question 2

How do I get rid of ring around the collar?

Scrub your neck with hot water and baking soda.
Soak the shirts in bleach.
Add vinegar to the final rinse.
Make a paste out of baking soda and vinegar.
To remove collar rings, apply a paste of baking soda and vinegar. Work in with fingers around the shirt collar ring, then wash as usual.

Question 3

What do I use to remove ink stains?

Hair spray.
Shaving cream.
Hair gel.
Ink can be removed from clothing by saturating the stain with hairspray. (The cheaper brands work the best.)

Question 4

To remove mud, I should use...

Murphy´s Oil Soap.
Dishwasher detergent.
Baking Soda.
You can remove mud by first letting it dry thoroughly and brushing off as much as possible. Then you can rub the stain with Murphy´s Oil Soap, leave for 15 minutes, and rinse with cold water. Or, instead of the Murphy´s Oil Soap, you could use a solution of 1 tablespoon borax in a cup of water. If the spot persists, use an enzyme presoak, or soak the item in a gallon of water to which you´ve added a cup of ammonia (or use bleach if the items are white).

Question 5

Gum can be taken off clothing by....

Heating the item in the dryer or with a hair dryer, then peeling off the gum.
Freezing the article and then chipping off the gum.
Soaking the item in vinegar.
Cutting out the area with gum on it with sharp scissors.
To remove gum from clothing, freeze the article of clothing, and chip off as much of the gum as you can with a dull knife. Let it return to room temperature, dampen a cloth with dry-cleaning solution or lighter fluid and rub on the gum. Launder as usual.

Question 6

Ketchup stains can be removed by.....

Soaking the article in hot water and bleach.
Saturating the stain with vinegar, then laundering as usual.
Soak in cool water, then launder.
To remove a ketchup stain, soak fresh stain in cool water. Wash in warm suds. Rinse.

Question 7

To get candle wax off fabric, I should....

Use a warm iron to melt the wax.
Freeze the clothing and chip off the wax.
Apply bleach.
Wax is impossible to remove.
To remove the candle wax, first chip off as much of the surface wax as possible, using a butterknife or credit card. Then, place several layers of paper towel over remaining wax, and apply a warm iron to draw wax into the paper towels. Replace the paper towels if they become saturated.

Question 8

To get grape juice stains out of my carpet, I....

Spray the stain with shaving cream.
Saturate the stain with warm, soapy water.
Dye the entire carpet purple.
Saturate the stain with boiled white vinegar.
To remove a grape juice stain from your carpet, spray the area with shaving cream from an aerosol can then sponge it with water.

Question 9

Crayon can be removed from upholstery by....

Melting the crayon with a warm iron or hair dryer.
Spraying the stain with hairspray.
Saturating the stain with WD-40.
To get a crayon mark off of upholstery, first scrape excess crayon off with a dull-edge knife or metal spoon. Spray with WD-40 and let stand a few minutes. With a small, stiff bristle brush work crayon stain and wipe with paper towels. Respray with WD-40 and apply liquid dishwashing detergent on the sprayed area; work in with the brush and wipe stain away with a damp sponge.

Question 10

To remove rust stains from my tub, I can use.....

Lemon juice and salt.
Baking soda.
Hot, soapy water.
You should be able to remove rust stains in your tub by using lemon juice and salt. Or, if the tub is white, place bleach-soaked paper towels on the stains and let them sit for one hour. You can also sprinkle Tang on the stains, leave for an hour, and scrub (the citric acid oxidizes the rust).

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