If you live with kids, pets, or anyone prone to spills, chances are you're used to stains. But they don't have to be permanent.
Consult this guide to find stain-fighting solutions for almost any problem on almost every surface. With basic cleaning supplies and a little elbow grease, your home will be spotless in no time.
You can use these remedies on countertops or floors.
Apply these stain-fighting solutions to stone floors as well.
Clean your floors every week to help keep them stain free.
These tips are intended for wood floors treated with a polyurethane finish.
The same rules apply to wool and synthetic rugs and carpets, but synthetics resist stains better. Be aware before you buy rugs made of plant fibers such as sisal and jute, it's often impossible to remove stains from them.
It's hard to remove marks from flat-finish paint, so paint with semi-gloss when possible.
Never oversaturate the fabric with water or a cleaning solution -- it could leave a stain.