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Stains. by Kid on 2002-07-04 01:15:52

I've got a stain on the best trousers in the world. Its not new, and it's not even a real colour, or a real problem. But it irritates me a little. Are there any methods you guys have that are a bit 'special'? None of the traditional ones, thanks, nor Vanish, because they didn't work.

See. I really like these trousers.

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Re: Stains. by tommie on 2002-07-04 05:09:15  |  Reply to this
  Make a paste of water and automatic dishwashing powder. Apply it generously to the stained area and allow it to remain 24 hours without drying out. Before doing this find a small area to test it on (eg on the inside seam) to make sure it doesn't affect the color.
Re: Stains. by Amelia on 2002-07-05 07:50:59  |  Reply to this
  Do you know what caused the stain? The original composition makes a difference. If it's a protein-based stain, enzyme compositions can work well (e.g. Biz). If it's oil-based, you need a grease cutter, like Spray n' Wash. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with the range of products in the UK. However, Tommie is absolutely correct: test it on an inside seam first to avoad damage.
Re: Re: Stains. by mr annon. on 2002-07-08 13:04:04  |  Reply to this
  hehehehe, nice to see you are taught traditionally. Yes, guess what, it is a woman who knows all about household chores. i'll remain annonymous because i'm not stupid, but feel free to make any rude comments about chauvinism coz i guess i'll deserve it, hehehehe again
Re: Re: Re: Stains. by tommie on 2002-07-08 13:51:20  |  Reply to this
  Hey, I'll put up my cleaning skills agains any woman any day! I even specialize in bathrooms!
Re: Re: Re: Re: Stains. by Kid. on 2002-07-09 02:29:19  |  Reply to this
  If there's one thing we didn't do properly last year it was cleaning the bathroom. It wasn't rank, it was kept responsible, but there was always an undertone of 'could do better'. I spend a lot of time in there in the bath, and though the spider wars were great (they truly were, one on either side of the door) things like that shouldn't really happen. Still, we know for this time.

It was just that no-one could quite muster up the energy to do it - kitchen and living room were fine, very nice, in fact, but bathroom left a little (not a lot - honestly) to be desired.

Re: Re: Re: Stains. by Amelia on 2002-07-11 09:12:25  |  Reply to this
  Did you actually have anything to add here? Because Tommie's suggestion was excellent, really. And Tommie is definitely a man.
Re: Stains. by Bill C. on 2002-07-12 21:59:55  |  Reply to this
  I feel your pain!
Re: Stains. by stainmistress d.- on 2002-08-25 13:09:39  |  Reply to this
  My dad and his wife are moving to N. Carolina and in the garage they found four boxes of my stuff from years ago -- books, old love letters, journals et al. I went page by page, piece of paper by piece of paper... and then -- I came across a two-page pull-out section from: Family Circle magazine (3/16/82). It's titled: "The Best Stain Removal Guide Ever" by Al Ubell. It's simple and self-explanatory, those who've responded to your query earlier were quite correct in needing more info from you. You really DO need to know two things: 1) what type of stain is it? and, 2) what is the fabric? Not knowing either of these I can't write you here with the chart I've got on-hand. Check their archives??? Good luck! d.-