So now that everyone is on Pinterest, how many of us pin things and then say “That’s too good to be true!” Well, in this new series I’ll try out some stuff that I find on Pinterest and then post the results! Hopefully we’ll get some good results!
Today, I’m posting about my experience with a pin that I found about stain removal. I’m always looking for a good stain remover for clothes because who likes to get a greasy stain and then have to toss the shirt because it won’t come out?
Well, this pin claims to be the ultimate in stain removal. Let’s see.
Here’s the original.
The orignal pin says that you should take a mixture of one parts blue Dawn dishsoap and two parts hydrogen peroxide and rub it on the stain, let it sit and launder as normal. This should remove even tough, set-in stains.
Disclaimer: If you click on the orignal pin, (you can also click on the picture above) it takes you to a blog post over at One Good Thing (LOVE her blog) where she’s actually testing a stain remover that she found in an online article. The pin that I found is linking to her post and it’s her picture so that’s what I’m working from today.
Here’s my stained shirt. Actually it’s my husband’s. -Sorry for the iPhone pics.-
See that stain up there? This shirt has already been washed and dried.
After mixing one parts blue Dawn with hydrogen peroxide, I just used my finger and rubbed the mixture into the stain. Again, sorry for the pictures. This shirt is actually light blue.
Then, I let the mixture sit for about an hour and then threw it in the washer with a load of clothes.
This took no time at all and I had plenty of “stain remover” left so I tried it on another stained shirt. This shirt is a great dark blue color, not icky off-black like the picture. Trust me. 🙂
And this picture below looks even worse but after the mixture had been sitting for a while, it looked a lot better.
Ick. It looks disgusting in this picture but I promise it doesn’t look like that in real life!
Again, after these two shirts sat for an hour, I threw them in the washer with other clothes. Now let’s see what they look like when I pulled them out of the dryer.
You can barely tell, but the stain is still there. It’s a definite improvement but the hubs deems it still unwearable.
Similar situation here. You can barely tell the stain is still there in the picture but in real life, it’s more noticable. This stain is much, much better but still unwearable. I’m going to run it through another wash after treating it again and hopefully it will get rid of the stain completely.
I definitely wouldn’t label this pin as a loser. It for sure improved each stain but didn’t completely get rid of them. It’s worth trying again and I’m guessing it will work better on a stain that hadn’t been washed and dried yet.