How do you remove a stubborn stain from clothing?

How to remove stubborn stains from clothes? Ink stain, red wine stain, grass stain, grease stain, whatever the stubborn stain there is a trick to remove it!

I offer you in this article my best tips and tricks for removing stubborn stains from white or colored clothing. Happy cleaning!

1. Remove stubborn stains with ammonia

For stubborn, very stubborn and old stains, ammonia is a product that can work wonders on clothes.

As this product is powerful, it is better to test the product on an inconspicuous surface, especially if it is a stain on a cap or on colored clothing.

  1. Dilute ammonia with water and soak a small cloth.
  2. Dab the stain with this solution to remove it thoroughly.
  3. Quickly rinse the fabric with water and machine wash.

Effective even on stains that cannot be removed! Indeed, ammonia is effective on the most stubborn stains including these:

  • red wine stain
  • blood stain
  • grease stain
  • tomato save stain
  • grape juice stain, etc.

2. 70° alcohol for an impossible stain

Another powerful and effective product against the most stubborn stains on fabrics is 70° alcohol.

Here’s how you can use it to unfasten clothing:

  1. Mix water with 70° alcohol in equal quantity.
  2. Soak the stain with this solution and dab with a damp cloth.
  3. Run the machine on the normal cycle to finish cleaning that stubborn stain.

You can use 70° alcohol to clean these stains:

  1. ink and marker stain
  2. coffee and beer stain
  3. birthmark
  4. makeup stain

3. Lemon juice on stubborn stains

Another 100% natural trick against stubborn stains on clothes and fabrics is lemon juice.

Indeed, lemon is often used to remove stubborn stains:

  1. Pour lemon juice on the stain and dab with a cloth.
  2. Leave on for a few minutes and finish with a machine wash.

You to clean various stains including:

  • red wine stains
  • grease stains
  • sweat stains on white clothes
  • rust stains

4. Detach fabrics with white vinegar

White vinegar is widely used in our homes for various household tasks so why not use it against very stubborn stains on clothes?

Here’s how to properly use white vinegar as a stain remover:

  1. Dilute white vinegar with cold water in equal quantity.
  2. Soak the stain with this solution and let it act for a few minutes.
  3. Soak a cloth in vinegar and gently rub the stain.
  4. End up in the washing machine to thoroughly remove the stain.

5. Clean very stubborn stains with baking soda

Baking soda is a product used to deodorize and clean almost all surfaces in the house.

Now here’s how to use it to unfasten a garment:

  1. Form a paste by mixing baking soda with water (or vinegar for a stubborn stain).
  2. Apply the mixture to the stain and leave for a few minutes and rub with a cloth.
  3. Place the garment in the washing machine to finish cleaning the stain.

Use baking soda against these stains:

  • grass stain
  • rust stain
  • mud and dirt stain
  • oil stain
  • grease stain

6. Rub stubborn stains with Marseille soap

Marseille soap is a natural cleaner that we use in many of our anti-stain tips and tricks on

So for the following stains: grass, grease, coffee or even chocolate here’s how:

  1. Dampen the stain with water and rub the stain with Marseille soap.
  2. Rinse the garment in cold water and repeat if the stain still persists.
  3. Finish the cleaning with a quick cycle in the washing machine.

7. Tips and tricks on stubborn stains

With all these stain-repellent tips and tricks offered earlier in this article, you should be able to get rid of all the stubborn stains on white clothes and colored clothes.

Here are some practical precautions and tips for properly untying clothes:

  • Clean stains on fabrics as soon as possible.
  • Never use hot water as you risk setting the stain on the fabric.
  • Always dab a stain, not rub it vigorously.
  • Use paper towels to absorb as much liquid as possible to start with.
  • Use a dry stain remover (terre de sommières for example) for grease and oil stains.

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