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How to Remove Stubborn Stains

It was a delightful day in Utah until that stain appeared. As luck would have it, there are recipes for cleaning even the grittiest stains. Learn how to scrub 13 unlucky stains out of clothes, furniture and awnings.

1

Bird Droppings.

Bird Droppings.

For reasons only nature knows, birds in Utah love to use awnings and cars as their personal latrines. Take 2 oz. of dishwashing liquid and add it to 1 gallon water.

2

Dried Blood.

Dried Blood.

Whether it was a harmless nosebleed or a punch in the mouth for mouthing off, combine 2 oz. dishwashing liquid, 1 gallon water and 4-8 oz. of ammonia to get the blood out of your shirt.

3

Chewing Gum.

Chewing Gum.

You may have impressed your friends with blowing the biggest bubble ever, but you didn’t impress your mother when that piece of masticated mayhem fell out of your mouth onto her cushion. You’ll need a volatile solvent like 100% acetone to remove it.

4

Raw Egg.

Raw Egg.

The day is never sunny side up when you get egg on your face…or on your awnings. Those meddling kids egged your house again; clean off your awnings before the Utah sun starts making omelets. Combine 2 oz. dishwashing liquid with 1 gallon water.

5

Chocolate.

Chocolate.

Like most food, you’d rather clean it off your face than the carpet. Take 2 oz. dishwashing liquid, 4 oz. ammonia and mix with 1 gallon water.

6

Crayon.

Crayon.

Uh-oh! You let your child color outside, but she forgot put the crayons away. Now there’s a melted rainbow on your sun chair. Try 100% paint or grease remover.

7

Mildew.

Mildew.

Most manufacturers in Utah make their awnings mildew resistant, but where there’s dirt, mildew can still grow. The solution: 1 cup mild bleach, 2 oz. dishwashing liquid and 1 gallon water.

8

Tree Sap.

Tree Sap.

When spring arrives in Utah, keep your awnings clear of sap-oozing trees. To remove sap from fabric, mix 100% turpentine, 2 oz. dishwashing liquid and 1 gallon water.

9

Urine.

Urine.

2 oz. dishwashing liquid, 1 gallon water and 3 oz. white vinegar will get rid of the stain and smell pets can leave behind.

10

Coffee.

Coffee.

Don’t worry; the morning isn’t ruined yet. 2 oz. dishwashing liquid, 1 gallon water, and a splash of white vinegar.

11

Wine.

Wine.

These stains can be a pain to get out, but here’s a pain-free recipe: 2 oz. dishwashing liquid, 1 gallon water, 4-8 oz. ammonia, and 3 oz. white vinegar.

12

Vomit.

Vomit.

Being sick is never fun; neither are the stains it can leave. 2 oz. dishwashing liquid, 1 gallon water and 3 oz. white vinegar

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