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Food Stains

Food stains are enough to ruin even the best meal. Learn how to remove an array of food stains from a wide variety of surfaces and materials.

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How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains

Milk and cream stains. There's no use crying over them. But there is a use for stain removal tips to remove sticky, caked-on stains when they become unmanageable. Learn to remove milk and cream stains.


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How to Remove Green and Yellow Vegetable Stains

Vegetables are good for your body but not for your household surfaces. Nutritious green and yellow plants can cause unsightly laundry stains. Follow these stain removal techniques to erase what veggies leave behind.

How to Remove Rose and Red Wine Stains

Roses and red wine set the mood for a romantic evening. Unfortunately, nothing can kill the mood faster than an unsightly laundry stain. Follow these stain removal tips to keep your sweetheart from seeing red.

How to Remove Steak, Barbeque, and Spaghetti Sauce Stains

Steak, barbeque and spaghetti owe a lot of their delicious flavor to their respective sauces. Follow these stain removal tips to eliminate these tasty toppings from your inedible household surfaces.

How to Remove Worcestershire and Soy Sauce Stains

Worcestershire and soy sauces are condiments often used to flavor meat. Unfortunately, both liquids leave unsightly laundry stains. Follow these stain removal tips to kick these spots to the curb.

How to Remove Non-cola Soft Drink Stains

Non-cola soft drinks are crisp and refreshing, but they can be big trouble for household surfaces. Follow these stain removal tips to prevent these spots from becoming a permanent part of your home.

How to Remove Soup Stains

Whether hot or cold, served as a side or alone, soup is a tasty treat. These stain removal techniques will help you leave the liquid where it belongs -- at the table.

How to Remove Maple and Corn Syrup Stains

Maple and corn syrups are packed with sugary goodness. While they are great additions to food, they're not welcome on clothing, where they cause laundry stains. Follow these stain removal tips to remove sticky spots.

How to Remove Tomato Juice and Tomato Sauce Stains

Tomato juice and tomato sauce are essential ingredients in many dishes. Unfortunately, they also leave unsightly laundry stains. Follow these stain removal tips to erase tomato spots from your household surfaces.