Stain Removal Supply Checklist
Roux Maison Stain Remover provides excellent results on organic stains such as blood, wine and grass, some non-organic stains such as ink, as well as greasy stains.
- 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.
- Lemon Juice, White Vinegar, 2 to 3 Percent Hydrogen Peroxide, 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; do not use on wool or silk. Chlorine bleach should never be used, as it is bad for fabrics and toxic for the environment.
- Denatured Alcohol - Effective for removing permanent marker stains. Can be found at paint/hardware stores. Be sure to check for fabric color-fastness before using.
- Mineral Spirits/Eucalyptus Oil - Good for removing greasy stains, such as oil-based paint or tar. Be sure to air out clothes after using and do not place in dryer until clothing has been thoroughly washed.
- Glycerin - Good for removing ballpoint ink
- Baby Oil - Good for removing other oily stains, as it washes out of clothing
- Mineral Oil/Petroleum Jelly - These can be used to build a "dam" around stains to contain stain treatments; however, we prefer avoiding petroleum-based products whenever possible.
- Cheesecloth/Paper Towels
- Cotton Swabs
- Dull Edge Knife
- Inexpensive Hairspray - Good for removing ballpoint ink stains
- Soft Bristle Brush
- Spray Bottle
- Table Salt