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How do I remove this stain--or what do I do if I can't?

I picked up my laundry from the laundromat yesterday--I did wash-and-fold this time because I didn't feel like dealing with the laundromat on a holiday weekend--and my favorite purple shirt has a bunch of dark splotches on the front. It looks like it just got water dripped on it or something, except that the spots don't dry, and they also don't go away with mere water. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Sequence on May 25, 2014 - 9 answers

Laundry challenge!

So, I am wearing a dress today that I haven't worn since last summer, because it's a warmer weather dress (a green gingham version of this dress, actually). Upon changing a work from my riding clothes, I discovered an odd, yellow stain on it. The stain didn't respond to soap and water and I couldn't figure out what it was. Then I noticed a similar residue in the pocket. So now I figure that the last time I wore it, I left some multivitamins in my pocket, and washed and dried (and somehow ironed without noticing this? I need better light in my place) the dress with the multivitamins in the pocket. Do I have any hope of lifting the stain now after all this time and after heat has been applied? What should I do to improve my chances of getting it without destroying the fabric?
posted by Kurichina on May 8, 2014 - 10 answers

What's causing these mysterious round stains on my clothing?

An unexplained ring stain has appeared on 4 of my shirts. I'm very afraid it will ruin more. What could be causing this? [more inside]
posted by graytona on Oct 13, 2013 - 18 answers

Leather Jacket Staining White Shirts

I've had a black leather jacket for four or five years, and the jacket itself is probably twenty years old. I never had it stain anything until I began wearing white button-up shirts to work, but now I have a bunch of shirts with dirty collars that don't wash out. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by 23 on Apr 8, 2013 - 10 answers

laundry stain removal

Laundry stain removal. Can't get a stain out. What works? [more inside]
posted by luvmywife on May 20, 2012 - 12 answers

Red, White, and BLEARGH!

I bought this old Escada sweater at a thrift store for a few bucks. It had a few small brown stains that I figured I could live with, but after I got it home I realized that it had a HUGE yellowish armpit stain on one side. What (if anything) can be done? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Apr 1, 2012 - 12 answers

I'm sweating this one out

I have mutant sweat that seemingly alters the color of every shirt I own: whites turn sweat-stain-beige and most colors get bleached. Can I do anything to prevent or treat it, or am I stuck wearing the three colors that aren't affected? [more inside]
posted by supercres on Jan 4, 2012 - 20 answers

Can I get out set in grease stains?

Hope me, laundry wizards! Is there any way to get out grease stains on a shirt after it's been dried? [more inside]
posted by calistasm on Oct 23, 2011 - 24 answers

What are these white marks around the top of my shirt?

I have some odd white marks on a lot of my hanged t-shirts, not sure why. (Pics inside) [more inside]
posted by lankford on Sep 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Ticket stub stained my shirt!

I left half of a ticket stub, much like this one, in the shirt pocket of my seersucker button up and put it in the wash, then dried it without noticing. It left an orange stain about the size of a half dollar coin, what can I do to try and make sure it will come out next time I wash it?
posted by hempgranola on Oct 27, 2010 - 6 answers

They don't shoot dryers do they?

Should we put a misbehaving dryer in permanent time out? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Nov 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me remove a stain.

Stain Removal Filter: Help me get a rust stain out of a bathing suit! [more inside]
posted by lunit on Jul 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Coffee stain on white! Argh!

I have this white/cream dress made out of a viscose lace. I just discovered a faint stain of what I think is coffee or tea or something. [more inside]
posted by mooza on Apr 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me save my shirts from being sliced up and made into rag rugs!

How have you successfully removed old grease stains from shirts using common household items, rather than specialty products I'd have to go out and purchase? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Feb 10, 2008 - 16 answers

I need to clean a lot really fast, where is Heloise when you need her?

My dogs destroyed the house while I was shopping, how long do I have for damage control? Football filter of all things. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Dec 31, 2007 - 9 answers

Has anyone had any success with removing sweat / antiperspirant combo stains?

Has anyone had any success with removing sweat / antiperspirant combo stains? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Sep 8, 2007 - 17 answers

StupidQuestionFilter? Why doesn't detergent stain my whites?

I just poured a cupful of dark blue liquid detergent and purple liquid stain remover over a load of white towels. Setting aside the admonition that I should have poured the detergent in BEFORE the clothes: why doesn't dark blue detergent turn white towels blue? I mean it obviously doesn't. But it seems counterintuitive. What kind of coloring is added to detergent that allows it to be blue and pretty but wash right away?
posted by Bud Dickman on Jul 28, 2007 - 7 answers

Stain Removal Tips

Advice on removing a stain from my canvas bag? [more inside]
posted by piers on Apr 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Two decades of practice later, I'm still no good at keeping the food off of my clothes

Stain-on-favorite-shirt-filter: Is my favorite button-down oxford still salvageable? [more inside]
posted by roomwithaview on Dec 7, 2006 - 13 answers

Save my blazer!

Laundryfilter: Stain remover stained my favorite blazer? The dry cleaner has failed. Help! [more inside]
posted by amber_dale on Jun 13, 2006 - 2 answers

Laundry woes

LaundryFilter: Help me get rid of a mystery green stain! [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Oct 19, 2005 - 6 answers

Ink stain treatment after a laundry cycle?

A load of laundry i just took out of the dryer appears to be completly ruined. I left a ball point pen in a pocket and it went thru the washer/dryer spilling all of it's horrible blackness all over my clothes. Is there any hope????? Any suggestions for attempting to treat them? I've googled for it but only found treatments pre-wash.. I never thought i would have such an attachment to clothes but a few of them are new and a few of them have sentimental value from a few triathlons I have done.. any help would be MUCH appreciated!
posted by joshgray on Aug 23, 2005 - 19 answers

fixing pink-ified jeans

Damn it all to hell, I've gone and "pinked" both pairs of jeans I own by washing them with something red in the same load. Clearly, my innate stupidity is incurable, but is there hope for my pants? I think I'd rather walk into work in my boxers than swish in on twin ringlets of pink fringe. [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Jul 21, 2005 - 11 answers

How do you remove silicone based lube from fabric?

How do you remove silicone based lube from clothing/sheets/cotton based material? Traditional stain removers have not helped. Ammonia was suggested, but I've no clue what that would entail doing and whether everything I owned was destined to smell like that forever.
posted by pieoverdone on Nov 8, 2004 - 7 answers

Smells like gasoline

How do you get the smell and stain of gasoline out of clothes?
posted by ChasFile on Sep 28, 2004 - 3 answers

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