- November 17, 2008 at 11:21 pm #266762
My kids come home with green grass stains on the knees of their pants. At other times I’d find ink marks down the front of one of their shirts.
How about the day my husband left a ball point pen in a pocket. It went throught the wash and then went into the dryer. Talk about a mess on a lot of things. He was also good about getting grease and oil on his “good” clothes.
Well do you remember seeing TV shows where the “DIRTY” cowboys had their filthy clothes boiled in a big pot hung over a fire in the courtyard? Well it works – my mom showed me 🙂 Hot water and Biz to the rescue. You know that box of powdered laundry. I don’t put it in the washer. I put a HUGE pot of water (even a metal bucket would probabley work) on the stove and begin heating the water. Add 3/4 to 1 cup of Biz laundry addative to the water. Stir the mixture to disolve the Biz.
Bring this “brew” to a boil and add your stained clothes. Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour. Next, turn off the heat. Let the pot of clothes sit until cool and then wash as usual.:redface:
CAUTION!! You are dealing with hot boiling water. USE CARE especially if you have children in the house. Do not remove HOT clothes from the pot. Just be patient and let the pot cool down. A SEVERE BURN is not worth some clean clothes. :105:
This will work on a lot of your everyday stains….I have used it on grass, ink, grease and more.
- January 13, 2009 at 3:15 pm #409681
great tip Im gonna have to try this on some of the stains that come through here
- January 13, 2009 at 5:54 pm #409694
Sounds like something to do, thanks a lot.
- January 13, 2009 at 9:06 pm #409724
Your welcome…if you have any additional pointers …let me know 🙂
- March 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm #418732
I”m going to have to give this one a try. (Did cowboys have Biz?) 🙂
- March 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm #418735
I would like to share the cleaner I found that works great… Its a house hold cleaner called Grease Lighting. You can find it at walmart. We have used it on all of our boys clothes. We live where there is alot of red clay mud and this is the only stuff that I have found that gets that mess out.
- March 30, 2009 at 10:47 pm #418784
Greased Lightning is wonderful. Cleans everything I have tried it on.
- March 31, 2009 at 2:29 am #418804
I would like to share the cleaner I found that works great… Its a house hold cleaner called Grease Lighting.
I’m a firm believer in this product also. I usually get it at the Dollar Store, didn’t know they sold it at Walmart. I’ll have to compare prices on this one.
- March 31, 2009 at 4:39 am #418806
For our tough stains, I fill a bucket with water, add a scoop of OxyClean and toss the garment in there. Now, here’s the trick – – let it set like that for a couple days. I’ve left stuff up to a week at a time. Doesn’t hurt it a bit and the stain always comes out.
- April 23, 2009 at 12:49 am #420111bethaliz6894Participant
here is one i use
1 gal hot water
1/2 cup colorax 2
soak 8 hours or over night and wash in this mixture (no added soap) dry as normal.
- April 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm #420208
just one question. with what types of fabric it works with I’m thinking about jeans and sturdy fabrics like those, because most of my colthes have a symbol not to wash above 30º (celcius) I don’t know howm much is that in Fahrneit, but I’m sur4e if I use that tip with my t-shirts they’ll shrink… 🙂
Thanks in advance.
Pat in Portugal
- May 4, 2009 at 9:14 pm #420880
this is great tip
now I can go and get rid of all the stain
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