Do you have any suggestions for getting the urine smell out of a mattress? Thanks, Dianne
Into a spray bottle combine; half cup water, 1 tbsp. household ammonia, one quarter tsp. dish soap and quarter cup 3% hydrogen peroxide. Spray stain liberally and cover the area with plastic wrap. Place heavy books on top of the plastic for 6 hours. Blot with warm water. Leave to air dry.
Now that I have more time at home than I know what to do with, I am trying to remove stains from clothes. Since I don’t know what caused the stains, what is the best way to remove them? Sasandra
Avoid using hot water on unknown stains. Hot water sets protein stains such as: milk, egg and blood. Also, do not iron stained fabrics, this will also set the stains. Often spot remover tips call for an enzyme presoak. An enzyme presoak is a pretreatment product used to break down proteins like: grass, blood and baby formula (most detergents contain enzymes). Product labels will advise consumers if a solution is specifically an enzyme presoak. The first product that I use when trying to remove an unknown stain is dish soap and warm water. Scrub to remove the mark. The textile and fabric color will decide subsequent applications.
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Re: Homemade Perogies
Just a tip about the frozen perogies sticking together. Placing them on a cookie sheet and freezing them is ideal but requires freezer space not everyone has. When I boil my freshly made perogies I toss them in a large bowl with a mixture of oil and butter to prevent them from sticking together when placed in individual plastic bags to freeze. Donna
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