Nothing is more frustrating than discovering a stain on a newly bought item. It can happen when you spill your food on a new dress accidentally or when your children start to play with the stationary you left on your work desk.

What’s even more disappointing is the fact that these stains are not easy to remove and can worsen even more if you try to dry-wash them. In this article, we will discuss how to clean stains that are too stubborn.

Ink Stains

Ink stains are one of the most difficult-to-remove stains out there if you let it dry. Here is how you can clean ink stains without damaging the clothes:


To clean ink from garments, pick a cotton swab and dip it in alcohol. After that, run the cotton swab towards the stain and gently rub it from the outside edge towards the centre. You can change the cotton swab as soon as it absorbs enough ink. However, pens and markers filled with specialized permanent ink cannot be removed, and it will stay that way.

Rugs and Upholstery

For rugs and upholstery, you can use the same method as above, but you have to blot the area with water once you are done.

Granite or Marble

Like previously, repeat the same method, and rinse the affected area with plain water, and dry the alcohol yourself.

Grease Stains

Grease stains are extra sticky and, thus, are more difficult to remove. Fortunately, you can get rid of them with the help of the following method:


Just make a solution that contains 50% white vinegar and 50% water and apply it on the stain. After leaving it some time, wash it with water and soap, and repeat the entire process until the stain has vanished.

You can apply the same methods in rugs and Upholsteries for similar results. However, be wary of putting the garment in the dryer before the stain has been removed completely.

Remember to perform a discreet patch test on any material before applying any substance.