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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

How To Remove Stains

Stains or spots on clothing must be found or identified by a sighted person. The stain should be marked with a safety pin, or if the spot is large surround the spot with safety pins. Use a prewash or stain treatment and let it soak for a few minutes. Then wash the garment with the other laundry in the washing machine.

These tips from Carol Woodward were published on the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired website and are made available by special permission of the author.

Sonic Stain Remover

This device will remove virtually any clothing stain, no matter how stubborn. Try it on all types of stains. All it takes is a few drops of water and some rubbing and the stain will be gone. It utilizes ultrasonic technology-120 vibrations per second. Not a trace will be visible. It'll work better than any laundry detergent like Tide or Cheer. And don't be concerned about the Electric Stain Remover fading color. It won't harm your clothing's color integrity at all. This ingenious gadget utilizes ultrasonic technology and a "sprayer." A small detergent bottle and water refilling pump are included.


  • Uses 4 AA batteries (not included)
  • Note: A/C adapter not included
  • Measures: 10" x 5" x 2"
  • Weight: 0.5 lbs.


  • Removes virtually any clothing stain
  • Utilizes ultrasonic technology-120 vibrations per second
  • Will not harm clothing's color integrity
  • A small detergent bottle and water refilling pump are included.

Click this link to purchase the Sonic Stain Remover from Home Innovations.

Stain removing tips and tricks

The School of Fiber Science and Technology at the University of New South Wales have prepared a simple and easy to understand table of good solid tips for removing stains. We have covered some of these tips before, but check it out to see all their suggestions. These people should know what they are talking about!

Click this link to read the Stain removing tips from the School of Fibre Science and Technology.

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