502. Ink-Spots

Ink-Spots may be taken out of mahogany by applying spirits of salt.

507. To Take Ink-Stains Out Of A Coloured Table-Cover

Dissolve a teaspoonful of oxalic acid in a tea-cup of hot water; rub the stained part well with the solution.

503. Stains

Stains may be removed from the hands by washing them in a small quantity of oil of vitriol and cold water without soap.

510. Medicine Stains

Medicine Stains may be removed from silver spoons by rubbing them with a rag dipped in sulphuric acid, and washing it off with soap-suds.

834. To Remove Water Stains From Black Crape

When a drop of water falls on a black crape veil or collar, it leaves a conspicuous white mark. To obliterate this, spread the crape on a table (laying on it a large book or a paper-weight to keep it steady), and place underneath the stain a piece of old black silk. With a large camel's-hair brush dipped in common ink, go over the stain; and then wipe off the ink with a little bit of old soft silk. It will dry immediately, and the white mark will be seen no more.

1286. To Take Grease Out Of Velvet Or Cloth

Get some turpentine and pour it over the place that is greasy; rub it till quite dry with a piece of clean flannel; if the grease be not quite removed, repeat the application, and when done, brush the placo well, and hang up the garment in the open air to take away the smell.

1292. To Take Ink-Stains Out Of Mahogany

Put a few drops of spirits of nitre in a teaspoonful of water, touch the spot with a feather dipped in the mixture, and on the ink disappearing, rub it over immediately with a rag wetted in cold water, or there will be a white mark which. will not be easily effaced

1300. Scourning Drops For Removing Spots, Grease, Etc, From Linen Or Any Other Substance

Take spirits of turpentine and essence of lemons, of each, one ounce. The es-sence must be newly made, or it will leave a circle round the spot.

1290. To Take Stains Of Wine Out Of Linen

Hold the articles in milk that is boiling on the fire, and the stains will soon disappear.

1845. To Take Out Stains From Mahogany Furniture

Stains and spots may be taken out of mahogan furniture by the use of a little aquafortis or oxalic acid and water, by rubbing the part with the liquid, by means of a cork, till the colour is restored; observing afterwards to well wash the wood with water, and to dry and polish as usual.

2044. Ink Stains

Very frequently, when logwood has been used in manufacturing ink, a reddish stain still remains, after the use of oxalic acid, as in the former directions. To remove it, procure a solution of the chloride of lime, and apply it in the same manner as directed for the oxalio acid. (Sec 176, 177, 277, 502, and 507.)

2058. Stains And Marks From Books

A solution of oxalic acid, citric acid, or tartaric acid, is attended with the least risk, and may ba applied upon the paper and prints without fear of damage. These acids, taking out writing ink, and not touching the printing, can be used for restoring books where the margins have been written upon, without attacking the text. (See 543 )

3270. Stain Mixture

Oxalic acid is infallible in removing iron-rust, and ink stains. Used in the proportion of one ounce to a quart of soft water. The article must be spread with this mixture, over the steam of hot water, wetting occasionally. It will also re-more indelible ink and other stains. It is very poisonous, and must be kept in a bottle corked. Wash the article afterward, or the liquor will injure it. (See 1300.)

3271. Ink and Iron Mould may be taken out by wetting the spots in milk, then covering them with common salt. It should be done before the garment has been washed. Another way to take out ink, is to dip it in melted tallow. For fine, delicate articles, this is the best way. (See 175.)

3272. Mildew may be removed, by dipping the article in sour buttermilk, laying in the sun, and after it is white, rinsing in fair water. Soap and starch, with half as much salt as there is starch. The juice of lemon is very good. (See 506.;

3273. To Remove Stains From Broad-Cloth

Take an ounce of pipe-clay, that has been ground fine, and mix it with twelve drops of alcohol, and the same quantity of spirits of turpentine. Moisten a little of this mixture with alcohol, and rub it on the spots. Let it remain till dry, then rub it off with a woollen cloth, and the spots will disappear. (See 1286 and 27.)

3274. To Remove Stains From Colored Silks

Salts of ammonia, mixed with lime, will take out the stains of wine from silk. Spirits of turpentine, alcohol, and clear ammonia, are all good to remove stains on colored silks.

3275. Spirits of Hartshorn, diluted with an equal quantity of water, will often remove stains made by acids, tea, wine or fruits. It may be necessary to repeat several times. (See 42.)

543. Iron Stains

Iron Stains maybe removed from marble by wetting the spots with oil of vitriol, or with lemon-juice, or with oxalic acid diluted in spirits of wine, and, after a quarter of an hour, rubbing them dry with a soft linen cloth. .

3733. For Cleaning Floor Boards

Scrubbing them with a mixture made by dissolving unslacked lime in boiling water will have the desired of feet. The proportions are, two table-spoonsful to a quart of water. No soap need be used.