5 DIY Stain Removers To Tackle Any Mess

Throughout the day, accidents happen. You may get olive oil on your blouse while eating lunch, spill wine on your carpet, or your kids can come home with grass stains on their jeans. You can certainly take your items to the dry cleaner, but that can get pricey, quick. And commercial brand cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can damage your clothes. Next time you need a stain remover, try these 5 DIY stain removers from the experts at MTOclean.

DIY Stain Removers Guide

It’s easy to create these DIY cleaning recipes with everyday products you have in your home!

DIY stain removers


For this tough stain, you’ll need two ingredients: baking soda and dish soap. First, sprinkle the baking soda on the stain to soak up any excess grease. Then, rub the stain with dish soap and finish by washing away the stain with very hot water.


For red wine stains, first blot the stain as much as possible with a dish towel. Once the excess wine is removed, follow up by blotting the stain with club soda. Next, pour salt over the stained area and let it sit for a few minutes. Finally, rinse using cold water.


Combine one part dish soap and two parts hydrogen peroxide. You will need to first treat the stain with hot water followed by scrubbing the area with the soap and hydrogen peroxide mixture.


To remove a blood stain, you can use either salt or ammonia. Let the item soak in cold water mixed with two scoops of salt or ammonia. Then, rinse the garment and wash it as usual.


For ink stains, you’ll need non-gel toothpaste. First, dab a bit of the toothpaste onto the affected area and rub it gently. Then, wash off with soap. You can repeat this process if necessary.

Looking for more DIY stain removers? You can make a magic stain eraser with three ingredients you already have brought to you by Elle Magazine. Are those tough stains on your carpet or upholstery still giving you trouble? You can bring your fabrics back to life with help from MTOclean! We offer customizable cleaning services on commercial and residential properties. To schedule a free estimate, contact the MTOclean office nearest you!

MTOclean provides home cleaning services (maid service) and janitorial cleaning services to residential and commercial clients. We also provide additional services such as carpet cleaning, power washing and window washing. Each office is an independently owned and operated cleaning franchise; services vary by location. Contact the MTOclean office nearest you to learn more about the local cleaning services that are available and to arrange a free estimate.