Stain Remover DIY – Banish Stubborn Stains with Natural, Household Items

Does That Stain Got You Down? Get Up and Get Busy with These DIY Stain Fighting Ideas!

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Getting stubborn stains out can be a pain!

The great news is that with the following DIY stain remover ideas, you can remove stains right at home with different materials that you probably have in your closet or cupboard.These stain fighting techniques are both cheap and natural!

Here we go!

Rubbing Alcohol and Hairspray

Do you have stubborn ink stains that have stained your couch or your clothing?

Use rubbing alcohol to remove these stains both easily and painfully!

All you need to do is soak the stain for 20-30 minutes in rubbing alcohol and rinse and these stubborn stains should easily wash out.

Don’t have rubbing alcohol? 

Try spraying hairspray on ink stains, wash, rinse and you should be good to go!

Dish-washing Soap and Baking Soda

Having a child can really bring the home remedies to life. When dealing with kids, and sometimes even adults, stains become a part of life.

If you are struggling with stains that are left by colorful drinks, then this might be the remedy for you!

Take a half of cup of dish soap, preferably the blue kind and a fourth of cup of hydrogen peroxide and mix it together.  Then, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and form a paste.  Pour this mixture onto the stain, let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour, rub the stain remover and rinse.  These tough stains should be gone.  If the stain is still there, add more mixture and let it sit again.  For tougher stains, this might take a couple of times before the stain is gone, but with these natural ingredients you will not have to be sniffing strong chemicals in order to get the stain out.

Shaving Cream

Eating in the living room is oftentimes banned because of spills and accidents.

With this easy and fast stain remover, you can now watch your favorite television show while eating a plate of spaghetti.

Have a spill? 

Spray shaving cream on the spill and wait 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, take a washcloth and wipe the stain.  The shaving cream will come right off along with the dreadful stain!

White Vinegar

Did you have a hard day?

Were you late for work and then spilled tomato juice on your favorite white sweater?

Do not even think about throwing that shirt out!

To remove tomato stains, cover the stain area in white vinegar.  Let this sit for about 30 minutes and put the shirt into the wash.  When the shirt comes out, it should be clean and stain free!

Grease Stains

Do you have a grease monkey or a mechanic in the home? Are you always having to throw away perfectly good clothes because of grease or oil stains?

What about a sports fanatic or an athlete? Are grass stains a problem?

With this home remedy, you can make these clothes look brand new again!

If a grease, oil or grass stain has you down, take baking soda and spread it across the stain.  Let the baking soda sit for 20 minutes and then brush it off.  Follow this baking soda with a scrub using liquid dish soap, preferably the blue kind, and wash it off.  The grease, oil or even the grass stains should come off easily and your grease monkey or little athlete will be ready to go back to working hard!

Tips for Removing Stains

Even though there are many amazing stain remover ideas, there are some great tips to follow for all of your stain care.

The first step is to try and treat the stain as quickly as possible.  When a stain really sits in, it might take extra care to get rid of it.  If you do not have the option to treat the stain quickly, try to rinse it out until you get to the place where you can do an actual scrub or wash, or to your home where you can find the right ingredients to conquer the stain.

If you have the option of doing a quick rinse or adding salt to the fabric, this can help to break the stain down naturally and can also keep the fabric from letting the stain set in.  It is important to try and keep the stain wet and to not let the fabric completely dry until the stain is out.

Another great tip is to make sure to try to remove stains with cold or cool water.  Stains tend to love hot water and heat and having a stubborn stain can be harder to remove when exposed to heat.

Look around your home for great items to use.  Some of these items include:

  • lemon juice
  • vinegar
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • dish soap
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • rubbing alcohol

Most of us have some of these ingredients in your homes and this make it easy to get stains out quickly and without having to spend money on expensive and harmful chemicals.

Other Stain Remover Ideas

Here is a list of stain removers that might help you in the future!

  • Lemon juice will help remove juice and dairy product stains, sweat stains and can

help to whiten clothing.

  • Hydrogen peroxide works great for stains on white shirts.
  • Vinegar can remove fruit stains, mildew stains, sweat stains and can help to whiten


  • Baking soda can remove oil stains, grease stains, grass stains, sweat stains and rust


  • Borax can be used to remove diaper stains and vomit stains.
  • Cornstarch is great for removing oily stains.
  • Salt can help to remove dye, juice stains and wine stains.
  • Club soda and beer is a great way to get out coffee stains.
  • Egg yolk can be used to remove wine, coffee and juice stains on carpet or clothing.

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