I could call my grandma a “Stain Houdini”. She can make anything disappear.
My daughter had a magic marker mixed in with the washables on a long car ride. Yup. That led to a large orange stain on the seat and on her seat. I tried to get the stain out of the pants, but failed. I threw them away. But the car seat has a twin. I didn’t want to toss both out. (Car seats can be expensive!!) So, I brought the seat to Grandma Dot.
She had it out in minutes. In fact, she asked me if the marker was actually washable. It wasn’t.
Here’s her secret mix:
She actually condenses the Spray-n-Wash. She takes it outside (away from children) and sprays it into a small bottle. Then she pours that concentrated liquid right on the stain. Sometimes (in this case) she mixes the liquid with some special soap. It is called Naphtha Soap. She puts the paste right on the stain. You can find the soap in most supermarkets. It may be a different brand. The Fels-Naphtha is more popular these days (feature picture. Source) Grandma likes the P&G because it is white. It works like bleach on whites.
What methods do you use to clean otherwise impossible stains?