Household stains are inevitable no matter how clean you keep your house. That is why it is important to learn some of the common stains you are likely to encounter at home and how to get rid of them. Some of the stains you should know how to handle include:

Red wine

There is no better way of ending the evening than sipping red wine while tucked in your couch. Things go wrong when you spill the wine.

The first thing to do is dab the liquid with an absorbent towel to absorb as much as you can. After that, cover the stain in salt and pour club soda on the stain. Leave it overnight or for a few hours. You should then wipe the salt away or use a vacuum to clean.

If you can still see hints of the stain, use hydrogen peroxide and dishwasher liquid on the stain and let it soak.


If you have children, then you probably know the frustration of cleaning up juice stains. To make things easier, blot the juice with a paper towel. Spray some water on the stain and continue bloating until the stain is gone. If it is persistent, put dishwasher liquid that does not have bleach, add more water and keep blotting.


To remove lipstick stains, put a bit of nail polish remover that has acetone, add a little detergent solution and then rinse.


Coffee leaves a distinct rich brown stain that is definitely unsightly and hard to hide. To get rid of the stain, blot out as much of the coffee as you can. Add a little water and keep blotting. Mix vinegar (1 tablespoon) dish soap (1 tablespoon) and warm water (2 cups).

Apply the solution on the stain and blot it out with an absorbent paper towel. Keep repeating till you get rid of the stain. Rinse the area.


When you cut yourself or sustain an injury in the house, blood will be a constant reminder of the pain. It is one of the most difficult stains to get rid of. The trick is to work on it as soon as possible before it sticks on the surface.

Mix dish washing liquid with cold water. Use the solution to blot out the stain and keep doing it till the stain is gone. If it is persistent, use warm water and ammonia.

Cooking oil

When cooking oil settles on your curtains or rugs, it leaves ugly stains that are so distinct. To remove an oil stain, mix water and dishwasher liquid and gently wipe until the stain is gone.

The main trick when it comes to stain removal is to act as soon as you notice them because they get more stubborn the longer they stay.