Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover Uses Around The Home
by SR101 Reader
Oxiclean calls itself the "versatile stain remover" so I've been having lots of fun finding uses around the home for this product. It's great when you can use just a few items in your home to clean everything, instead of having to use lots of different things.
Below I've gathered some general uses from readers who've shared how they use Oxiclean for not only stain removal, but also cleaning their homes.
SR101 Reader says:
I became a believer about 9 yrs ago. I had moved and had some WHITE clothes in a bag in my basement. Water had come in during a storm and I did not see the damage until about 3 months later. Of course there was mildew all over every garment.
Almost forgot, I recently used it on the oven racks and my grill grates--just soaked in the tub--and they are completely clean! There are other uses I cannot think of right now, but I try it on almost anything.
Thanks so much for sharing all these great uses for Oxiclean. It really is a versatile stain remover, just like it says, isn't it?
I actually have written a lengthy review of this product myself, sharing how you can use it and even how I got out some really tough stains with it myself. You can read my Oxiclean review here, and also share your own uses for this product.
How I Keep My Kids' Sports Uniforms Clean And Stain Free
(Centre, AL, USA)
Jana has shared her secret for how she keeps her kids' sports uniforms clean and stain free.
I have been using Oxiclean for years. I think it is a great product.
I use it a lot in the spring on softball pants (and jerseys).
Both of my daughters play softball and have very grimy, dirty softball pants, with dirt and mud stains, and also sometimes grass stains too.
I usually wet the bad stains on the pants and then make a paste with Oxiclean and scrub the stains with an old toothbrush.
I also put a small scoop of Oxiclean in the water with the regular detergent just for an extra boost.
Oxiclean has always been able to help my daughters look great out on the softball field (at least at the beginning of the games)!
Thanks Jana for sharing your secret for keeping your kids' sports uniforms clean and stain free.
I love Oxiclean too, and love collecting all the uses for this versatile stain remover. You can share your Oxiclean uses and reviews here, or read others already submitted, along with my own uses and information.
Baby Poop Stains Gone! - My Secret To Removing Them
by Jenn A.
Jenn has shared her secret for removing baby poop stains -- Oxi Clean.
Many pieces of clothing had been lost with my first child due to that nasty thing called baby poop! I knew there had to be a way to get those set-in stains out, but it wasn't until my second child that I discovered Oxiclean.
My mother actually began to help me with the baby stains and I was amazed when she gave me back the clothes and the stains were gone!
I had to know and buy what she had. She told me about Oxiclean powder. It was so gentle I could even use it on the baby clothes.
I was thrilled to find the product at Costco.
I began right away to soak old baby clothes in a bucket of water and have been using it now for 5 years!
OxiClean has saved so many adorable baby outfits that otherwise would have been ruined with baby poop or spitup.
And the best part is that it can even be used after the stain has been set in by the dryer!
I just put the clothes in a small bucket of water and OxiClean and WOW! Stain Gone!
I love telling friends and family about OxiClean powder. Knowing that I am able to help them in saving their clothes as well makes me extremely happy.
I have used OxiClean on many other stains as well - food of all kinds, puke, pens - it takes them all out.
I actually make my own laundry soap and I like to just throw a scoop of OxiClean powder in with my clothing loads to boost the power of my detergent.
This amazing product will forever have a place in my laundry room.
Thanks Jen for sharing how you remove baby poop stains, and also many other ways you use Oxiclean for stain removal.
Here is my article on feces stain removal for even more tips. However, I know that baby poop stains sometimes have their own unique "quality" to them, so I'm glad you've found something that works for you.
A good long presoak with an Oxiclean solution is a great way to remove a wide variety of stains, just like you said.
Presoak Each Load To Get Rid Of Even Tough Farm Stains
If you have a front loader washer with a soak cycle just toss in on that setting with a scoop of powdered Oxiclean with every load. That's all I do and we have 4 kids and live on a farm, so we know stains here. It gets stuff clean!
Rosemary has shared how she makes a floor tile grout cleaner using Oxi Clean.
I sprayed Oxyclean on my kitchen floor grout then went over it with a steam cleaner and it made my grout pink again...its original color.
Thanks Rosemary for your tip. This isn't the first time I've heard about using this product to clean grout.
To make this Oxiclean grout cleaning solution I would suggest using about one fourth of a scoop in a spray bottle of water.
In addition, for really tough stains you could make a paste of the Oxiclean powder and water and smear that onto the grout and let it sit for thirty minutes before rinsing it off.
Here's how one reader did it:
"I made a paste out of 2 teaspoons of Oxiclean and just enough water to make a thick liquid paste. I applied it with a stiff bristle toothbrush, rubbed the oxi in with the brush as I spread it over the grout. It worked great making the stained grout bright white again. I think most of the stains were dirt/mud based.
My only problem was how sudsy the paste became when I was wiping it up. I probably had enough suds to wash the whole bathroom floor!"
The combination of the Oxiclean and the steam that Rosemary suggests should really help to clean and restore the original color to your floor or tile grout.
***Update: An SR101 reader shared her experience when using the paste I suggested, and although such a paste works for some, she didn't have as good of luck with it. She says:
"I made a paste for my floor grout, let it sit for 10 minutes and had to chisel it off! Then it was still dirty underneath...
I wouldn't really recommend making the paste. However, it did work when it was diluted."
I'd love to hear from others sharing how the paste worked for them (if at all), so I can make sure I'm giving the best advice on this issue! Thanks in advance. ***End update.
In addition, you can check out wine stain remover reviews here, where people have shared what products have worked well (and which haven't) for removing their wine stains.
I hope these resources can help you find a product that will work well for you in removing your wine carpet stain.
Has anyone else had a different (or similar) experience using Oxiclean for removing wine stains, from carpet or anything else? If so, you can share your review or experience here, or read other reviews and uses that have already been submitted.
SR101 Reader says: It Does Work, 100%
I clean red wine out of carpets on a daily basis. I own a carpet cleaning company, and we service a winery/resort.
Mix the OxiClean in HOT water, triple the amount, wipe off as much wine as possible before treating, apply LIBERALLY, massage into the carpet fibers, leave there for an hour, come back and be amazed!
BIZ and Oxiclean Baby Work Well On Set In Baby Stains
For set in formula and baby food stains I mix up a paste of BIZ, apply it to the stain, let it sit for about 10 minutes, then presoak it in cold water for several hours (usually at least 4) with the OXI Baby.
It works wonders every time.
I am impressed with the cleaning power of both of these products, though I use the Oxi Baby more frequently since I have concern over allergic reactions.
And just about any recommendations I get from the day care concerning laundry are excellent, as they have experienced it all many times over.
Melissa shared her secret for dried blood stain removal, even from her husband's jacket after an accident.
I am an adult woman and the toughest and usually the only stain I have to deal with is, well you know that stain. I am going through peri-menopause and bleed very heavily that time of the month. No matter what type of protection I use, they all fail at sometime or another. So, I have to reach for good old OxiClean.
Years ago, prior to OxiClean I used 40 volume peroxide you know, the stuff you bleach your hair with. Being a hairdresser I could easily get the stuff and it worked pretty well. But, over the years I quit doing hair and didn't always remember to keep this stuff on hand.
Along came OxiClean. I didn't have to read the ingredients to know it contained hydrogen peroxide. I knew when it foamed up when it hit the blood what was in it. So fast forward a couple of years into using OxiClean.
I received a call from the hospital saying my husband had been in an accident and suffered a bad head injury. A nurse called and said that although he'd be fine, I needed to bring him another jacket as his was totally drenched in blood.
They were right. It looked as if his brand new hunting jacket had been soaked in pure blood.
They wanted to throw it away, and my husband insisted that they bag it up and he just knew I could get the stains out.
So, after they patched him up and said he was okay to go home we did, taking the jacket with us. They told me I needed to stay with him the next 48 hours and do not leave his side, and if he had anymore problems to bring him back.
Meanwhile, I threw the jacket still bagged up down the basement stairs into the laundry area meaning to tend to it later.
I knew I should soak it in cold water (that's what they tell you to do but it doesn't work). But, I just forgot about it until almost 24 hours later. Of course, by then I was dealing with dried blood stain removal, which is even more difficult than trying to clean up fresh blood stains.
The next day I went down and I ran it through one wash with just some cold water to rinse out the excess blood. I knew it was hopeless but I thought in order to please him I would give it a try. So, when it spun out I looked at it and it was totally stained and ruined, so I thought.
I decided what the heck, and I filled the washer with hot water and 12 scoops of OxiClean and a cup of detergent. I figured if I wash it 4-5 times it might come clean enough to wear around the yard when he was doing "dirty" work.
When the washer stopped I thought I would go down and restart it but, I decided to look and see how well the OxiClean did. To my surprise the jacket was COMPLETELY CLEAN AND STAIN FREE!
I dried it and hung it back up. My husband just smiled and said I knew you could get the stains out (he has a lot of faith in me).
The very next night he suffered a kidney stone attack and right back to the hospital we went. He wears that jacket, thinking nothing of it. The very same woman was his nurse. She said "I see you got a new jacket after all". When I told her it was the same jacket she couldn't believe it. She actually picked the jacket up and carefully looked all over. She said "What, did you put in it, to get it that clean and how many washings did it take?"
I told her the story, I think she said she was going out to get some that night.
Melissa, thanks for your tips for dried blood stain removal.
Hydrogen peroxide is a great way to remove blood stains, and Oxiclean's active ingredient is sodium percarbonate, which when it comes into contact with water releases hydrogen peroxide and sodium carbonate, also known as washing soda.
I use Oxiclean not just for my clothes, but I also use it on my coach, my carpet and any tough material. Oxiclean is a wonderful and easy product to use. And you don't have to worry about damage. It is the best stain remover so far!!!
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