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How to get ketchup and chocolate stains out of light-colored clothes?

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blogmom

Asked by blogmom at 8:33 PM on Mar. 18, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • have your tried oxy clean?? i
    deneejude

    Answer by deneejude at 8:35 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • cold water immediately. Rinse as much as you can from the spot. Rub in Shout. Let sit per directions. Rinse with more cold water. Reapply until spot is nearly gone. Wash as usual. This has always worked for me.

    If the spots have already been through the washer and dryer, the heat of the dryer has probably set them in for good.
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 8:40 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • I love Oxy Clean. It is safe for almost every kind of fabric, and I have gotten out some really stubborn stains with it.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 9:57 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Now let me see, u have taken dish soap and applied with a tooth brush, so u get it inside the material, and can clean it, pretty much any food type spots.
    If u have dried the items, you may have to take a 1/2 cup of dishwashing granules, i use walmart brand of cascade, anyway. you take that and pour in about a couple of quarts of water, make sure you have as hot as u can stand, and when u get that mostly melted, take and put more water, but only warm or cold, and u soak the item in it for overnight, check it, and if not out, kinda rub the stains, and let them set for another night, and then throw it in the washer on warm, and wash s usual, soap and all.
    Let me know if it works, well for you, ok? If they are fresh, the fresher the better, just rub in some dish soap, dawn. Happy washdays to u all!
    akanita

    Answer by akanita at 10:46 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Have you tried baby wipes? They are great at getting many stains out.
    mommystiebler

    Answer by mommystiebler at 8:47 AM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Rinse using cold water getting s much as you can out, then use a white toothpaste (not the blue gel kind) and scrub with that, and rinse it our again with cold water, then machine wash in cold. Don't machine dry, till you check if the stain is all gone, if not, repeat scrubbing with toothpaste and machine wash.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on Mar. 20, 2009

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