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OT I remember reading a post awhile back that peroxide can be used to remove stains? Anybody tried this? How does it work? TIA

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Last updated: May 6, 2012 7:41 pm
Posted: May 6, 2012 4:54 pm
Answered by: bd.weld
May 6, 2012 4:56 pm Amazing stuff.
May 6, 2012 5:26 pm
That's the formula I used . My experience was excellent!!
Answered by: Brandy
May 6, 2012 4:57 pm
I didn't read the post but I have used it to remove blood before.
May 6, 2012 5:04 pm
Hydrogen Peroxide will remove blood stains. The sooner you apply it the better it works. The hydrogen peroxide and dawn soap formula that bd.weld posted above is terrific-- I use it to remove grass and dirt stains from my son's little league baseball pants. Works better than any store bought laundry stain remover. I keep it in a spray bottle in my laundry room.
It's A New Day
May 6, 2012 5:04 pm
I did use it on some white cotton items that had yellow stains (we have iron in the water). I brushed on the mixture and let it sit for 1 hour than washed. I'd say about 90% of the stains came out and the whites are whiter so I'd do it again.
May 6, 2012 5:20 pm
I think it's great. 1 part Dawn to 2 parts hydrogen peroxide.
May 6, 2012 5:23 pm
Thanks everyone!
May 6, 2012 5:23 pm
Beware: the posted mix "definitely" whitens whites. I used it to remove some yellowed spots on a white shirt and then had to use it again on the entire shirt because the yellow spots were so white they now stood out and made the rest of the shirt look yellowed.
gammaray (=
May 6, 2012 5:55 pm
lol! So, I guess there is such a thing as "tto clean" =D
Answered by: fourpiesmama
May 6, 2012 5:26 pm
Works great. I found a formula on pinterest. Basically 1 part each of peroxide and blue /original dawn. Pour on stain, then sprinkle baking soda as an abrasive and scrub in gently with a brush. Let sit for 5-30 min and launder. This got set in grimy collar stains and grease stains out of several garments with no dis coloring or fading. LOVE THIS.
May 6, 2012 5:29 pm
This really does work on very dirty baseball pants, much better than any other pre-spotter I have ever tried. Also, used it to remove the underarm yellow stains from otherwise perfectly good undershirts.
It's A New Day
May 6, 2012 5:40 pm
Allie, you said you keep the mixture in a spray bottle in your laundryroom. Are you aware that the hydrogen peroxide breaks down in light and will become water? I'm not sure how soon it does this but everything I've read says you can't make this ahead and use it. That's why hydrogen peroxide is in brown bottles.
May 6, 2012 6:03 pm
Maridele, thanks. I didn't know but makes sense. So far it's worked fine but it is in a very dark laundry room in the dingy basement of my 130 yr old house. maybe that's dark enough? I'll keep you posted.
May 6, 2012 6:05 pm
I have an opaque spray bottle that I can try too....
Answered by: Tulippilut
May 6, 2012 7:41 pm
Best on organic matter like blood or grass if it is a fresh stain. Otherwise not so great.
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