Oxiclean is a really versatile stain remover. Most of us would think about it for laundry, but there are actually a ton of other handy, stain-obliterating uses. You might want to bookmark this pots, so the next time you’re battling a tough spill or stain, you can read up on what to do.
1. Carpet Stains
For fresh carpet stains, remove any food or blot up as much of the spill as you can. Then, mix up a solution of 1 part OxiClean to 16 parts water and pour into a squeeze bottle. Saturate the affected area, then let it sit for a few minutes. DON’T let it air dry. After the quick soak, blot the spot with a clean, white towel. Repeat the process until the stain disappears. When you’re done, rinse with clean water and blot dry. Also, be careful to blot your carpet instead of rubbing hard, which can damage the fibers.
2. Tile & Grout
To clean your tile and grout, mix 2 cups of OxiClean with 1 gallon of hot water. Apply the solution with a spray or squeeze bottle and let it sit for 1 hour. At that point, scrub with a brush. The OxiClean package does easy that more of a paste solution may be required for surfaces like grout, so if yours is pretty stained, you might try that option.
To clean stained upholstery, you can use the same OxiClean solution you’d use for carpet. However, instead of applying it directly to the stain, apply the solution to a clean, white towel and blot the stain that way. Repeat the process a few times if needed, then blot with water to rinse. Tread lightly on the edges so you don’t leave water marks.
4. Patio Furniture
If you’ve got dirty or stained patio furniture, don’t be afraid to try OxiClean on it. Get a gallon of hot water and fill your OxiClean scoop to line 4. Mix well, then apply your oxygen cleaner with a sponge or rag and wipe everything down. Use some elbow grease if you need to, then rinse with plain water.