I love a challenge. And this week I had another challenge thanks to Hungry Son.
He came to me with one of his sweaters (a sweater with wool in it that needs handwashing by the way).
“Ummm, Mom, do you think you can get this spot out of my sweater? It’s been on here for awhile. And oh yeah, I think it’s wine.”
OK, so let’s take stock of the situation:
Hand wash wool sweater + it sat for awhile + he thinks its wine
Sure . . . no problemo! I’ll just wave my magic wand!
But guess what? I whipped up a little batch of my homemade stain remover and it totally worked! Even in spite of the triple threat of wool + old stain + wine.
( To read my previous post on homemade stain remover click here = = >> Homemade Stain Removers )
If you’ve got a stubborn stain lurking about, you’ll want to give this homemade stain remover a try. It can do some pretty amazing things.
Homemade Stain Remover
You Will Need:
1 Tablespoon Dawn Dish Soap
2 Tablespoons Hydrogen Peroxide (3%)
Measure out the tablespoon of Dawn Dish Soap and put it in a small bowl. Add the 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide and stir it into the Dawn soap.
Then spoon some of the mixture onto your stain. I usually just use the back of my spoon to rub the solution into the material a little bit. You can also use a small brush for this.
NOW COMES THE IMPORTANT PART ~ ~ Let everything sit for several hours. Be very patient!
I have had the best success with this stain remover when I let it set on a stain for at least 3 or 4 hours. I let the stain remover sit on the wine stained sweater all afternoon.
After you have been very, very patient, wash the item as usual.
Here’s another nice thing about this recipe. You can make any size batch you like. Just remember – it’s one part Dawn dish soap to two parts hydrogen peroxide.