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Thread: OXY clean -another good word

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    OXY clean -another good word

    one of my cats threw up a hair ball during the night on my pink and white plaid summer spread. I put it in the wash this morning and sprayed it with oxy clean and spray n wash. used Tide too. It went into the dryer with the sheets and I didn't notice until I took them out that the stain was still there. I sprayed oxy clean on the area again along with spray n wash and used some spray n wash that came in a bottle with two spout openings. Then used two scoops of Oxy clean detergent powder. That evidently did the trick. I put it out on the clothes line to dry and it looks fine now. whew!!! its always come clean before so I didn't look before using the dryer. but from now on, I will.

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    Good job! Putting it on the clothes line probably helped, too. Sunlight bleaches out a lot of stains. I found that out when my kids got fruit juice or spaghetti sauce stains on their clothes.

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    Always a good idea to check on a stained spot to make sure it went away before putting it in the dryer.

    I have sometimes forgotten to do so.

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    Thank goodness you got it out. Great save!!!!!

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    My five cats help me all the time and I have had to clean up after them many times

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    Thank goodness the stain came out. My very first quilt was for my daughter in high school. She had a beautiful cat that lived to be very old. She used that beautiful quilt as her litter box!!!! I didn't know what to do, washed it normally and that didn't do a thing. So I sent it to the dry cleaners. I never removed it from the plastic package and a few years later I dug it out to show a friend. Oh my. How embarrassing!!! The smell almost made us pass out!! I soaked it in my washing machine tub with Oxy Clean, rinsed it out then did it again. This was my last resort before throwing it out. WELL - - it worked beautifully. I rescued it and I'm so happy. Oxy Clean is my best friend.

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    Oh that is wonderful. goodness. we are told not to put quilts in plastic bags but before I ever made one, i'd purchased a quilt for $300.00 I think. put into a plastic bag and into my son's bathroom cupboard. It was in there a few years and fine. whew!!

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    Wow!! Good testimonials!! Ought to send them to the company! Sure theyd love to hear them!!!!

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    I have used Oxy Clean to help with blue embroidery thread bleeding - after trying many other things. I helped lots. I love Oxy Clean.

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    I don't think I could exist without OxyClean powder and spray! I soak my whites in my washing machine with a couple of scoops of Oxiclean powder and they are white as snow. If I have stains I soak them in it as well. I make it a little stronger than the directions, depending on the stain and it has never failed me except on one occasion (My dil's knit top that the black polka dots faded on to the white part). I buy it in the 11 lb. boxes from Sam's Club. The smaller containers in other stores are too expensive. I usually add a scoop even to the colored clothes and jeans and they all come out much cleaner. I use my regular soap with the OxiClean.

    I have even had stains that had gone thru the dryer come out with soaking in a heavy OxiClean solution. If you haven't tried it, you should do so. If the stains are severe, make your oxiclean solution like a thick syrup and then when you go to wash the article just add the oxiclean water to your wash so you don't waste it.

    My two cents worth for the day. Hope everyone has a good day!

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    I was using a container of Round Up vegetation killer & it the spray nozze leaked & made dark stains on my sun dress. It dried before I was done working, but after the Spray N Wash did not work, I made an OxyCleen paste & got 95%of the stain out.

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    I like Grandmas Spot Remover.. It works great on stains that are old...

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    Our's do the same thing...I keep a spray bottle of Oxy Clean in the bathroom and spray stains when the clothes come off before they go in the laundry basket. Sometimes dh does the laundry and I know he won't remember to spray. For our light carpet I use peroxide blotted in with a sponge and it takes it all out...wouldn't use it on darker carpet though as it could affect the color...

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    here is another old fashioned trick...for organic and fruit stains on cloth. After washing, put in the freezer overnight. Yup it does work. I used to live in cold country and we would line/freeze dry our wash. The freezing would take out most organic stains. When the clothes were still stiff with moisture but half dry we would bring them in and hang them on a rack in front of the old stoke-a-matic furnace. It even helped stained diapers.
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    some of the stain removal sprays say not to let them dry on your fabrics before washings. spray and toss in.

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    I love the Oxy clean powder, not so crazy about the laundry spray..

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    Our son was in drum corps every summer for, I think, 6 years. I discovered Oxy Clean works better the hotter the water you can use. The clothes that came back after a summer living on busses and in school gyms, touring the US, and doing a physically and musically demanding show every night -well those clothes were horrific. Some were beyond saving but OC and hot water did the trick for the rest. H-O-T water rules right next to OC!

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    thanks, good information to know.

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    I use Oxy Clean to whiten up my sink..it is a white composite material, and absorbs stains like crazy...but a couple scoops in a sink full of water overnight whitens it right back to new!

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