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No matter what you spilled on your clothes or furnishings, we can tell you how to get it out.
You Will Need
- Clean, white cloths
- Baking soda
- Plain white toothpaste
- White sponges or cloths
- White vinegar
- Hydrogen peroxide
- A clean toothbrush
- Window cleaner
Clean stains immediately
Blot spills immediately with a clean, white cloth, and then clean the spot as quickly as you can. The more time that elapses, the more difficult it will be to remove stains.
Tackle white marks
To remove white marks on wood, like the rings left by a hot mug or a wet glass, make a paste of equal parts baking soda and white toothpaste (not gel).
Rub it in
Gently rub it into the stain with a sponge or cloth, using a circular motion, until the stain disappears.
Wipe and buff
Wipe the surface with a clean, damp cloth before buffing with a clean, dry cloth.
Take out dark spots
If water damage has left dark spots on wood, try dabbing gently at the stain with a clean, white cloth soaked in vinegar. Or brush hydrogen peroxide on the stain with a clean toothbrush once a day for a week.
Remove dog spit
Try removing dog saliva stains from hardwood floors by spraying window cleaner on them and wiping clean.