Category Archives: Fabrics

Fuzzy Sweaters

Fuzzy Sweaters Q. I just recently subscribed to this newsletter. How can you get rid of fuzz-balls on your sweater? I have tried the lint-removers, but they don’t seem to work. Do you have any suggestions? Lynn A.  I have always used a disposable razor to take fuzz balls off my sweaters and it works […]

Removing Pink From A Sweater

Removing Pink From A Sweater Q. Help! Due to a laundering "accident", one of my favorite black and white sweaters is now black and "pink", having been put in the wash with a burgundy dress. OOPS! Even though I only paid $1 for it at a garage sale, I can’t bear to throw it out […]

Cleaning Rayon Fabric

Cleaning Rayon Fabric Q.     I have a problem with my rayon fabric turning colors when I take it to the dry cleaners.  I have tried Dryel at home and still my fabrics get a red or pink tinge to it that I cannot get to come out.  I would stop buying rayon clothing, but […]

 Removing Ink From Furniture

Removing Ink From Furniture Q. I found my dog had slept on the sofa with a pen, cap off, and it bled all over the seat. Is there any way, after sitting for a week, to remove it? Thanks, Sara If this is a fabric sofa, non-aerosol hair spray and a toothbrush will take the […]

Ink On Expensive Suit

Ink On Expensive Suit Q. Please help me!! I have a very expensive suit (Jones New York) light color – sort of manila envelope shade that somehow has ink stains on one of the sleeves. I have tried everything under the sun, including the manufacturer suggestions but nothing has worked. If any of your readers […]

Removing Dark Eye Makeup From Washcloths

Removing Dark Eye Makeup From Washcloths Q. I’m having a terrible time removing dark eye make-up stains from light colored terry cloth washcloths. I’ve tried a lot of different things…desolvit, bleach, goop, spray ‘n wash, dishwasher powder, soaking all night…nothing seems to work ..any suggestions? – Patty For Patty’s response, try using OxiClean and letting […]

Fingernail Polish On Clothing

Fingernail Polish On Clothing Q.     I painted my daughters fingernails the other day and before they were dry she tried to straighten up her dress. Now there is pink nail polish all over the back of her beige colored dress. I think if I use polish remover, it will take the color out of […]

Removing Dog Hair

Removing Dog Hair Q. I’ve got a dog that sheds quite a bit. I’ve tried the "Swiffer Sweepers", but they don’t pick up the hair like I’d hoped. Can someone give me a tip for picking up all this hair efficiently? I have hardwood and tile floors. – J I am not sure how to […]

How To Remove Acrylic Paint

How To Remove Acrylic Paint Q.     Late last winter I purchased a Columbia jacket for my daughter.  She had it less than 2 weeks when she got oil or acrylic artist paint on the sleeve.  Does anyone know how I can get this out?  Thanks.  Faye A. Answers: To remove paint – they have […]
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