Fruit Stains

When first made rub salt on the stain, and afterwards pour boiling water over and through the stained part, allowing it to stand in the water for a time. In cold weather, fruit spots can be removed by hanging the stained article out of doors overnight.

If the stain has been fixed by time, soak the article in a weak solution of oxalic acid, or hold it over the fumes of sulphur.

Grass Stains

(1) Rub lard on the spot and then wash in soap and cold water.

(2) Saturate the spot thoroughly with kerosene and then wash as usual.

(3) Clear ammonia will remove grass stains without leaving a trace, but it must be used only on white goods.

(4) Molasses rubbed well into grass stains before washing will often be sufficient to remove them.

(5) Moisten with pure alcohol, or try rubbing moistened cream of tartar on the stains.

Paint Stains

Turpentine will always remove a fresh paint stain. If old and dried, scrape the surface carefully with a knife, soften the paint with a little vaseline, and then apply the turpentine, which will remove paint and vaseline.

Varnish And Paint

If the stain is on a coarse fabric, dissolve by saturating in turpentine; use alcohol if on a fine fabric. Sponge with chloroform if a dark ring is left by the turpentine.

A Paint-Stained Dress

If you happen to get wet paint on a dress, rub the stain at once with another piece of the same material, and the stain will disappear. One can use another and covered part of the garment - as the facing or under side of the hem.

Old Paint Stains

Equal parts of ammonia and turpentine will take paint out of clothing, no matter how hard and dry it is. Saturate the spot two or three times, and wash out in soapsuds.

Machine-oil stains should be rubbed with soap and cold soft water. If the water is not soft, soften it with borax. Hot water will make the stains permanent. Another remedy is to rub the stain well with lard, let it stand for several hours, then wash with soap and cold water.

Blood Stains

Soak in cold salt water, then wash in warm water with plenty of soap, and afterward boil; or saturate with kerosene oil and let it stand a few minutes, then wash.

Spots on wall paper and window shades. Fill a small cheese-cloth bag with corn meal and rub carefully the soiled surface as you would a plain cloth; sometimes a large grease-. spot can be removed by the use of a blotting-paper and a hot iron; the heat draws the grease into the blotting-paper. Then rub with a meal-bag.

Iodine Stains

Wash with alcohol, rinse or wash in soapy water not too hot.

Scorched Stains

Wet the scorched place, rub with soap, and bleach in the sun. Often, if slightly scorched by an overheated iron, laying the garment in the sun will cause the yellowed place to disappear.

Bluing spots can be removed from clothes by soaking in kerosene, then washing with naphtha soap in cold or lukewarm water. The same thing will remove wheel grease from wash goods.