A-Z Stain Removal Guide
Over 100 Pages Of Instructions For Removing Stains

This stain removal guide, which is a collection of individual instruction pages organized in alphabetical order, is your one-stop source for removing stains of all types and varieties.

{A-Z} stain removal guide with over 100 pages of instructions that discuss removing the stains from laundry, upholstery AND carpet {on Stain Removal 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest


Just look at the alphabetical list below for help on how to remove spots and spills from all types of sources, from avocado to zucchini and everything in between.

You cannot remove all stains with the same technique. That is why it is of the utmost importance to identify the source of the spots and stains, if at all possible, prior to attempting to remove it.

If you cannot figure out what it is, then try these techniques for how to remove stains of unknown origin.

{A-Z} stain removal guide with over 100 pages of instructions that discuss removing the stains from laundry, upholstery AND carpet {on Stain Removal 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

Also, there are different stain removal techniques for washable fabrics, upholstery and carpet. This stain removal guide gives you step by step instructions for each type of surface.

Please note that all of the instructions in this guide make some assumptions as follows:

  • For fabrics, it assumes the fabric is washable, and not dry clean only.
  • For upholstery, it assumes the code on the tag is "WS" (click here is you don't know what this upholstery cleaning codes means for an explanation)
  • For carpets, it assumes the carpet can be shampooed at home, and that the carpet is not made of wool. (If the carpet is made of wool do not use ammonia as a stain remover.)

In addition, the instructions contained herein suggest using the same type of basic stain removal equipment over and over, as well as assume you've got these basic supplies pulled together in a stain removal kit. You can check the links for more information about the types of equipment and supplies I think all households should stock for removing stains.

You may want to bookmark this guide as a quick and handy reference.

This is a pretty long page, so you can jump between various alphabetical groupings here:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M

N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



"A" Stains

alcohol
Alcohol
antiperspirant
Antiperspirant
apples
Apple


ashes
Ashes
avocado
Avocado

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"B" Stains

baby food
Baby Food
baby oil
Baby Oil
baked beans
Baked Beans


ballpoint ink
Ballpoint Ink
bananas
Banana
barbecue sauce
Barbecue Sauce


beer
Beer
beet juice
Beet Juice
bird droppings
Bird Droppings


blackberries
Blackberry
blood
Blood
blueberries
Blueberry


butter
Butter

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"C" Stains

candle wax
Candle Wax
canola oil
Canola Oil
carrots
Carrot


celery juice
Celery
chalk
Chalk
chapstick
Chapstick


charcoal
Charcoal
cherries
Cherry
chocolate
Chocolate


coffee
Coffee
cranberry sauce
Cranberry
crayons
Crayon


whipped cream
Cream
curry
Curry

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"D" Stains

deodorant
Deodorant
dirt
Dirt

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"E" Stains

eggs
Eggs
eye liner
Eye Liner

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"F" Stains

fabric softener
Fabric Softener
feces
Feces
baby formula
Formula

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"G" Stains

gasoline
Gasoline
glue
Glue
grapefruit
Grapefruit


grape juice
Grape Juice
grass
Grass
gravy
Gravy


grease
Grape Juice
gum
Gum

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"H" Stains

hair dye
Hair Dye
honey
Honey
hot sauce
Hot Sauce

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"I" Stains

ice cream
Ice Cream
iodine
Iodine

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"J" Stains

jam
Jam
jelly
Jelly
fruit juice
Juice

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"K" Stains

ketchup
Ketchup
kiwi
Kiwi
Kool-Aid
Kool-Aid

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"L" Stains

lemon
Lemon
lime
Lime
lipstick
Lipstick

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"M" Stains

mango
Mango
margarine
Margarine
mascara
Mascara


mashed potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
mayonnaise
Mayonnaise
medicine
Medicine


mildew
Mildew
milk
Milk
mud
Mud


mustard
Mustard

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"N" Stains

nail polish
Nail Polish

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"O" Stains

oil
Oil
olive oil
Olive Oil
onion
Onion


orange juice
Orange Juice

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"P" Stains

peach
Peach
peanut butter
Peanut Butter
pear
Pear


pencil marks
Pencil Marks
perfume
Perfume
perspiration
Perspiration


pets
Pets
pickles
Pickles
pineapple juice
Pineapple


pollen
Pollen
pomegranate
Pomegranate
prune juice
Prune Juice


pudding
Pudding
pumpkin
Pumpkin


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"Q" Stains

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"R" Stains

raspberries
Raspberry
red wine
Red Wine

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"S" Stains

salad dressing
Salad Dressing
salsa
Salsa
shoe polish
Shoe Polish


soda
Soda
soot
Soot
soy sauce
Soy Sauce


spaghetti
Spaghetti
strawberries
Strawberry
sunscreen
Sunscreen


sweat
Sweat
sweet potatoes
Sweet Potato

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"T" Stains

Tabasco sauce
Tabasco Sauce
tea
Tea
tomato
Tomato


toothpaste
Toothpaste
tree sap
Tree Sap

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"U" Stains

urine
Urine

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"V" Stains

Vaseline
Vaseline
vegetable oil
Vegetable Oil
vinegar
Vinegar


vomit
Vomit

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"W" Stains

Worcestershire sauce
Worcestershire Sauce

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"X" Stains

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"Y" Stains

yogurt
Yogurt

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"Z" Stains

zucchini
Zucchini

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