Grandma's Secret Spot Remover
Make-up, spaghetti sauce, fruit drinks - some clothing stains are almost impossible to get out. Sue Alexander knows the frustration. "I have all kinds of stain removers that I use at home," she said, "never know when you need one."
Grandma's Secret Spot Remover claims the recipe was found by her grandson in an old trunk then brought to market. The environmentally safe gel is supposed to remove coffee, ink, grease, paint, blood, almost everything.
"If it does work, it's great," Sue said, "I might have to get some."
So we stained a couple of cotton and polyester shirts with spaghetti sauce, make-up, grease, ink and latex paint. And Sue found a shirt and jacket with old set-in stains.
First she worked on a strawberry Kool-Aid stain. "Well it's taking it out even before the washing," she said. The spaghetti sauce also began to come off as Sue worked the spot remover in.
Grandma recommends you work it in and let it sit for ten minutes before throwing your clothes in the washer. But you can also keep the two ounce bottle in your purse for a quick spot removal when your out.
After washing and drying her cloths, Sue inspected the results. Surprisingly the old stain on the knit shirt had disappeared. "I think it was right in here and it's gone," she said.
In fact, most of our stains came out of the polyester and cotton shirts. Sue was impressed. "Not so sure about the paint and the ink but other than that for the regular stains that we get in our cloths," she said. "I think this is a great product."
This is a secret Sue can't keep. "I give grandma two thumbs up."