Roux Maison's Guide To Remove (Almost) Any Stain
Whatever the stain, fear not, there's probably an easy fix!
Roux Maison Stain Remover provides excellent results on organic stains such as blood, wine and grass, and some non-organic stains such as ink and greasy stains. We always recommend keeping a bottle of Roux Maison Stain Remover handy in your purse, car, desk at work, travel carry-on bag, and anywhere else you frequent. You will always have the best chance of eliminating stains if you treat them as soon as you see them.
Roux Maison Stain Remover
From red wine to grass stains, Roux Maison’s Natural Stain Remover pledges to lift the stains from your favorite garments without the use of harsh chemicals or bleach. Cruelty-free, vegan, non-toxic, biodegradable, Made in America, and in BPA-free bottles, simply apply the stain remover to the stain as soon as possible, and allow the garment to soak for 15-20 minutes.
Sometimes, stains and yellowing will fade and diminish from exposure to sunlight. So, after treating and washing an item, assuming it is not a delicate fabric or a bright color that would be harmed by the sunlight, place it outside in a bright area to dry and see if the sun will help bleach out the stain naturally.
Natural Absorbants (Cornstarch, Talcum Powder)
To use, sprinkle over fresh grease stains. Wait 15 minutes, then use a dull-edged butter knife to gently scrape off. Follow with Roux Maison Stain Remover. Apply directly to stain, wait five to fifteen minutes, then flush with water and wash as directed.
Chlorine bleach should never be used, as it is bad for fabrics and toxic for the environment. Instead, try Lemon Juice, White Vinegar, 2 to 3 Percent Hydrogen Peroxide, or Ammonia. Each of these household ingredients can be used as mild natural bleaching agents. Lemon juice, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide should be diluted with water in a 1 to 1 ratio. Ammonia should be mixed in a ratio of 2 parts ammonia to 1 part water.
Baby OilGood for removing other oily stains, as it washes out of clothing.
These can be used to build a "dam" around stains to contain stain treatments; however, we prefer avoiding petroleum-based products whenever possible.
Mineral Oil/Petroleum Jelly
HOW TO REMOVE ALMOST EVERYTHING
Permanent MarkerApply some Denatured Alcohol (can be found at paint/hardware stores). Be sure to check for fabric color-fastness before using.
Applying rubbing alcohol onto the ink stain with a cotton swab. After firmly pressing, be sure to rinse the garment to remove the alcohol. Inexpensive hairspray is a good option as well.
As long as you do not have a very delicate or fragile fabric, douse a cotton swab in lighter fluid and then gently wipe it directly on the affected area until the glue begins to come off of the garment. As always, when you are using any strong chemicals on your fabrics, test under a seam or another less visible area first to make sure that the color does not run or that you do not ruin your fabric.
Lip Balm Stain Removal
If you ever forgot to remove lip balm from a pocket and it melts on your laundry in the dryer, place the stained areas on a paper towel and spray with WD-40. Let it sit for a little while and then turn the fabric over to spray the other side. Rub some liquid dishwashing liquid into the stain and be sure to replace the towels as they absorb the stains. Wash the items in the hottest water that you can with the appropriate Roux Maison detergent, and then rinse in warm water.
Please make sure to check your dryer and clean it out in case there is any residual lip balm stuck in the drum. You can spray WD-40 on a cloth to wipe it out. Also, dry a load of old towels or rags to make sure that you removed all of the remaining wax.
Nail Polish Stain Removal
Either nail polish remover or dry cleaner fluid should help remove spilled nail polish from your clothing. First, try the mildest nail polish remover that you can find. As always when using any non-laundry products, first try under a seam or another less visible area to make sure that your colors do not bleed.
Iron-On Patch Removal
If you heat the patch with an iron, this should loosen the adhesive. Try to carefully peel off the patch from the edges. It may take a few passes of ironing and peeling to remove the entire patch. Rub the area gently with lighter fluid if any adhesive remains after patch removal. Launder as usual with the appropriate Roux Maison detergent.
Salad Dressing Stain Removal
Apply talcum powder or cornstarch to absorb oil. If the spot remains, repeat this procedure and then use Roux Maison Stain Remover, as directed.
Silly Putty Removal
Silly Putty will usually come out when you stretch out the garment with the Silly Putty facing down over a sink or bowl so that its weight will help it separate from the garment and fall off. If it is more deeply ingrained into the fabric, you can try to freeze it out by putting a bag of frozen vegetables on the spot and then use a very dull knife to break it off. Spraying some WD-40 on the stain may also separate the Silly Putty and help with the stain. Follow with Roux Maison Stain Remover, if necessary, and launder as usual with the appropriate Roux Maison detergent.
Make sure you keep any items that have tar on them away from any direct heat sources like dryers or irons. A good way to remove tar is to freeze it off. You can put an ice bag the size of the affected area directly on it and place on a flat surface. This should cause the tar to harden so that it may be gently scraped off with a dull knife or by hand.
Tree Sap Removal
WD-40 or Goof Off may be applied directly to the stain and gently rubbed in prior to laundering with the appropriate Roux Maison detergent for your garment.
To remove wax from garments, freeze the affected area for about 20 minutes: either place an ice bag directly on the stain or place the item in the freezer. Once frozen, you can chip away at the hardened wax. If any wax remains, you can try to lay a plain brown paper bag on the affected area and then hold a warm, but not too hot, iron directly on the area. Keep repeating this process with clean paper until all of the wax gets soaked up by the bag. If any residual candle dye absorbs into the fabric and stays after you have all of the wax removed, treat with Roux Maison Stain Remover and wash the item with the appropriate Roux Maison detergent. You can also try adding a color-safe bleach alternative to the wash.