This best stain remover is only 3 ingredients and removes even the toughest stains in fabrics. Learn which common household items will help you with your DIY cleaning.
A while ago, one of my sons decided to help me with my Sunday School lesson at church.
What I didn’t realize was while I was giving my lesson, he was creating a masterpiece behind me on the long and heavy curtains that have hung in our church building for almost 100 years.
(Well, they’re probably not THAT old, but they look like they could be).
I remember leaving the church that day more dumbfounded that no one said anything while he was drawing on the curtains, but, the damage was done.
The leadership was informed that my family would be in later in the week to clean the curtains and remove the marker stain.
The cleaning recipe I used on these older and thicker curtain material is the same recipe I will be sharing with you today.
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Even months later these curtains still look amazingly clean and no matter how many times the women in my church look, they cannot find any remnants of the marker.
This cleaning recipe works THAT good!
DIY The Best Stain Remover With Only 3 Ingredients
- 1 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide
- 1 cup of White Vinegar
- Dish soap
In a large glass bowl mix the hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar (1 cup each).
Pour a generous amount of dish soap over the stain on your fabric and use a clean washcloth to dip into your vinegar/peroxide mix. Scrub the fabric vigorously.
If your stain is really prominent then don’t be too worried if you need to make another bowl of the peroxide/vinegar mix.
Apply more dish soap as needed to the stain and keep scrubbing with your washcloth.
Once the stain is removed (or starts to disappear), grab a second clean bowl filled with water and gently rinse off the peroxide/vinegar mixture. You’ll want to grab a second clean washcloth to help you with this part of the cleaning project (especially if you’re cleaning curtains that aren’t easily removable).
And that’s it!
This best stain remover solution is simply a matter of adding soap, scrubbing, and rinsing.
Do you have a favorite cleaning tip? Let us know in the comments below!
Micah Klug is a wife, homeschooling mother to five children, and author. She teaches time-tested solutions to help parents remember what matters most in life, including strengthening their home, faith, and family relationships. To learn how a child who grew up in an authoritarian home is now creating an environment of peace and joy in her own home visit this page. If you want to contact Micah, send her an email here or email [email protected]
8 thoughts on “DIY The Best Stain Remover With Only 3 Ingredients”
This stain remover works. I’ve used it many times over the years. My combination is slightly different. I think I guesstimate the exact amounts each time. 🙂
Don’t you just love this recipe? It’s so simple and has basic ingredients. I’m so glad you’ve had success with it in the past as well! Have a great day, Kerry.
I’m excited to try this on a shirt where a pen exploded. Thanks!
Good luck, Trisha! I’m glad this stain remover is able to help. Have a great day.
Can this stain remover be used on any fabric types and colors?
Hi Cathleen. As far as I’ve tried this recipe has been great for all fabric types. I do use less peroxide and vinegar for more delicate fabrics with an immediate water rinse right after. Primarily because delicate fabrics are always a bit difficult to work with. Otherwise, in my experience, this recipe has been great with just about anything. =)
For ink (on clothing), I’ve had luck with using hairspray on the mark. Always worked like a charm, no scrubbing was needed. If it didn’t completely come out I repeated the process and added a laundry stain remover (shout, oxiclean, etc) after the hairspray, washed again, and it was gone.
Thank you so much for letting us know about using hairspray! I will have to give this a try next time. Have a great day, Susie!