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Thread: Laundry advice, Please!

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    Laundry advice, Please!

    So here's a good one for you. . .

    I have a really cute 100% cotton white tank top with a button and mesh detail on the top. It looks great under summer shirts and short sweaters.

    It had a food stain (I think mayo), so I pretreated it and washed it on the delicate cycle. The stain did not come out, so I thought hydrogen peroxide would help. I poured some on the stain, and some of the hydrogen peroxide splattered on the rest of the top. I did not rinse it out, but instead just hung it on the line to dry When I checked the clothes a couple hours later, it had yellow color splotches on it.

    How do i get rid of the splotches?

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    I have used borax with some success on stains.
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    I have great success with a Dollar store product called Awesome,(kinda looks like a spray bottle of apple juice. It has even taken out old ( 2 years old) set in grease stains. Just spray, let set for about 10 minutes or till washer fills up, then launder as usual. Not taking paint smears for me.
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    Dawn dish soap on grease spot,rub in ...then launder...should work.

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    Awesome is, in fact awesome! I'd try that.

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    I consistently see hydrogen peroxide mentioned for removing stains. My experience with it on white items is as you described- yellow staining. I never got it out. I hope you are more successful than I was. I do not recommend hydrogen peroxide for fabric. There are plenty of good laundry pretreaters. I use the spray in the dark blue bottle spray n wash? And also Greased Lightening. Good luck!

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    The splotches are from the peroxide, it has bleached out your top, the splotches probably will not come out. Awesome is a great product but it does say to do a spot test first.

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    I use Oxy Clean on many stains. Also Grandma's Secret Spot remover. but it sounds like the HP did a job on your items and may not come out. Try Oxy Clean

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    might want to try baking soda, just make a past with water or white vinegar, spread it on then let it set for awhile then rinse with warm water.

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    I did a quick search on came up with this link http://www.ehow.com/how_8514602_undo...e-clothes.html which may be of help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Diana View Post
    Dawn dish soap on grease spot,rub in ...then launder...should work.
    My friend swears by Dawn for removing spots and she always uses the clear Dawn.

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    The best thing I have found is ZOUT. Its actually a big bar of soap, generally located with the Hispanic soaps.
    All you do is dampen the bar rub it on ur spot and toss in as usual. Takes old stains dried in stains, perspiration, everything. Its really cheap also

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    Its zoot not zout. I don't know how to edit previous reply

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    I would check the Queen of Clean website.

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    Mine is Zote!

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    Hydrogen Peroxide is great on organic stains like blood. Mayo is a grease stain. For grease I use what mechanics use to get grease off their hands and clothes. A tub of hand cleaner you can find at auto stores. You can try Ritz or Carbona color remover, then redye the shirt if the spots don't come out. Hint: When I find a clothes basic I like and wear a lot, I buy two of them. Sometimes more if it has to be washed a lot.
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    While on the subject of laundry stains, does anyone know what can take out black permanent marker off cotton? My grand daughter decided to destroy her sister's sock monkey I made for each of them. I haven't found anything to get it out, having tried all the suggestions...hair spray, peroxide, hand sanitizer...

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