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How to avoid food spill/stain on bedsheet?

Get a sturdy tray with a rim. I would recommend a model that can be cleaned easily (e.g. plastic) and is rather sturdy, so that it doesn’t warp or bend when it’s lifted up or set on the bed. That ...
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How to remove baking soda stain from wooden kitchen worktop?

I had this problem. I was cleaning my cooker and splashed my oak worktop with bicarbonate of soda water. When I looked about an hour later there were dark splash stains in several places that couldn’t ...
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What are these reddish brown stains on my trousers and how can I remove them?

There's a good chance that the fabric dye used in your trousers has failed. Notice that the discolouration is lighter than the rest of your trousers which is an important characteristic of fading. ...
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How do I remove white thread flakes from my jacket?

For removing hair and fluff from garments I find it effective to wind sellotape/scotch/parcel tape around my hand, sticky side out, and then pat the garment down. It may be easier to wear it or lay it ...
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How to get wood varnish stains out of a white bathtub?

In a plastic tub, there's no good way to remove varnish, either urethane type or the older spar varnish. The solvents in the varnish will have effectively welded the plastic of the varnish to the ...
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Rust stain on white pants!! Already used bleach

Bleach tends to make rust stains worse, because it operates by oxygenating substances. For most stains, this will oxidize colored compounds into uncolored ones -- but rust is already an oxide, so ...
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Stainless Steel sink stain or...?

First, the bad news. The surface of your sink has been etched. It has become pitted by the action of the sodium hydroxide. It cannot be washed off or away. Now, the not so bad news. It can be ...
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How to remove blue gel pen ink from cream colored jeans

I've often used lighter fluid to remove ink from carpets. Try a small amount in a discrete area to be sure it doesn't damage the jeans. But it works well on ink. WARNING - Keep away from flames until ...
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How to remove marks from screen

I recommend trying a headlight restoration polish. It is designed for plastics and you simply rub it with a microfiber cloth. If that fails, try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or equivalent. They work ...
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How Can I Remove Oil Stains From Carpet?

You need to have 3 items to clean up your carpet 1. Denatured alcohol 2. Any water based cleaning detergent 3. A piece of towel Method. Pour some denatured alcohol on to the piece of towel and gently ...
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Spilled coffee on laptop and matress

First, unplug the laptop and remove the battery (or, it it's not removable, open the case and disconnect one wire from the battery). Also remove the clock battery. This prevents damage due to short-...
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Stainless Steel sink stain or...?

It sounds like you didn't use anything abrasive? Start by trying a powder or paste cleaner like comet or (better) barkeeper's friend. You left a film of crud on the surface, and it's not reasonable to ...
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How to remove baking soda stain from wooden kitchen worktop?

If that's a solid wood worktop you're going to need an orbital sander, a range of sanding pads from 60 grit to at least 400 grit and some patience, then apply a worktop oil to protect it after you've ...
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How to stop embroidery ink from spreading onto a white lab coat?

You're already doing the right thing to minimise dye colour bleeding.Here are some reasons you may be having a problem. Dye Bleeding You Cannot Control If the color loss happens due to the following ...
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Any insight about suspect "acid" stains on new hollow metal door jambs?

There is absolutely no way a "stain" could remain on a surface sanded down to bare, solid, metal. The stain must be migrating from somewhere else, e.g., along a blister, underneath nearby ...
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How do I prevent clothing from getting stained in the washer or dryer?

Logically, solving this problem involves identifying the cause. Identifying what is — and what is not — in common is the first step. Repeated loads of laundry done with as few differences as possible ...
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Remove unknown white stain (maybe varnish) from polyester shorts

Naphtha (e.g., charcoal lighter fluid) is solvent that can dissolve pine tar (which readily drips from branches onto grass or benches below the tree), without harming most fabrics (test in an area ...
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How can I remove marks off a plastic phone back?

First clean the case with a damp cloth, barely wet with mostly water and a drop of detergent. If any water gets into the device, it may be damaged, so wring the cloth thoroughly before use. If there'...
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How can I remove white stains from microwaving rice and pasta?

The second picture, the wood looks varnished, which will bloom if subjected to repeated steaming. Is the wooden top actually veneer or solid wood? It looks like permanent damage [bloom] to the varnish,...
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How can I remove white stains from microwaving rice and pasta?

The way I understand the pictures is that whatever you see is not a stain at all. The material of the furniture has wore off - i.e. it was removed due to all the humidity, heat, cleaning... The if ...
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How to remove whitener from bench?

If the bench is unpainted metal, you can simply scrape the dried correction fluid off with a knife or other blade. Be gentle so you don't scratch the metal surface too.
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How do I clean my knit shoes?

Remove any sand or dirt from the soles Take out any additional inlay soles (if there are any) Put a dab of laundry detergent right onto the stains Throw them into the washing machine (no additional ...
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Remove Peanut Oil Stain from Carpet?

While I was researching the solution provided by @computercarguy I came across a product that works even better: Oxy Power Shot - This stain had been set in for months and it took it right up like it ...
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How to avoid food spill/stain on bedsheet?

Although Stephie's answer about the bed tray (or bed table) is probably the best answer, I also want to suggest a very inexpensive lifehack. If you have plastic trash bags, you can lay one out ...
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How to remove blue gel pen ink from cream colored jeans

I'd use the same pen to mark another scrap of cloth of the same material blend as your jeans, or mark the jeans somewhere out of sight in normal wear and: try ordinary household bleach, dip something ...
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How to remove blue gel pen ink from cream colored jeans

You said that you have already run the jeans thru your washing machine... but did you put them in the dryer? It is likely a lost cause if you did as it would have set the stain. BUT! On the chance ...
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How To Remove Black Tea Stain from Carpet

You can use salt water to remove tea stains from carpet.take one glass of water ,mix two spoons of salt and boiled it for ten minutes.after boiling throw the some quantity of water on the stain leave ...
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How To Remove Black Tea Stain from Carpet

You may find that ultraviolet light from sunlight will cause the stain to fade away on its own. If you want to hurry the process up, a variety of oxygen based bleaching agents are found in proprietary ...
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How To Remove Black Tea Stain from Carpet

You can use vinegar to remove tea stains from carpet. Make a vinegar solution with the ratio of 1 cup of vinegar and two cup of water and wash the stain with this solution.
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How to remove pan's stain from wall ..?

Use vinegar and water to scrub stains and mold off walls. If the mold is bad, a proprietary product suitable for the wall surface is usually your best bet. Remember to follow the instructions provided ...
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