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LucyBMumsnet · 20/10/2020 08:56

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When you’re wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, stains around the house seem to appear out of the blue and just thinking about how best to remove them can give you a headache. Crown’s easyclean matt emulsion paint is 200-times tougher and more washable than standard matt emulsion, so you can keep your home looking better for longer, and can easily be wiped clean without damaging the look of your finished paintwork. With this in mind, Crown would like to hear how you tackle removing stains around the house.

Here’s what Crown has to say: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Mumsnet Rated badge for our easyclean® range, and to have been given such great feedback from the Mumsnet community. We are extremely proud of easyclean®, which is our toughest and most washable paint range yet, and we are over the moon that the Mumsnet testers loved it as much as we do!”

Have the walls of your house fallen victim to the wrath of a felt tip pen, an overzealous spaghetti dinner or a lipstick makeover gone wrong? How did you remove these stains so that the walls look as good as new? Perhaps in a moment of desperation you’ve considered that repainting the wall would be easier than tackling the clean-up? Have you reluctantly poured white wine onto a red wine spill on your new cream carpet? What’s your top tip for removing stains that you would share with other parents?

Whether you’re the first to grab your go-to stain remover or you’re busy googling where to start, share your tips on this thread and you’ll be entered into a prize draw where one lucky MNer will win a £100 voucher for a store of their choice (from a list).

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LaceyBetty · 06/11/2020 11:29

Hairspray for pen marks on fabrics.

Motheratlast123 · 06/11/2020 15:06

Sugar soap is phenomenal. Cleans all marks and restores the wall to good as new.

Rigbyroo · 07/11/2020 10:05

Magic eraser!

kitschplease · 07/11/2020 10:36

The Pink Stuff gets rid of stains really easily (and it's cheap!)

dolphinpose · 07/11/2020 10:55

I use magic sponges on walls.

Also, baby wipes will get rid of almost any mark.
On carpets, the first thing is to blot them with kitchen roll until dry, then scrub gently with some diluted biological washing powder solution, then rinse and dry again.

torthecatlady · 07/11/2020 11:12

Baby wipes work well on most stains, but sometimes nothing works and walls need repainting! Sad

Bemystarlord · 07/11/2020 12:46

I found a pencil eraser is great for getting scuffs off skirting board and paint. Works in a similar way to the magic sponges but much cheaper.

Twisique · 07/11/2020 18:20

Washing up liquid is always a good call!

Elliebobtail · 08/11/2020 07:33

Painting with washable paint. Then for really bad things I use them pink stuff’. Which works miracles!!

Elliebobtail · 08/11/2020 07:34

‘The pink stuff’ I meant.

DoAllMeerkatsComeFromRussia · 08/11/2020 17:33

Hairspray. It removes ink type stains from hard surfaces like walls and also from porous materials like fabric. Magic stuff. I buy the cheapest I can find- it would probably dissolve my hair! But it works a treat. It is also excellent at removing sticky patches when you are trying to remove sticky labels etc.

27Yardsofdentalfloss · 08/11/2020 17:53

My (now almost 14 year old) youngest was a little terror for scribbling on anything and everything. I managed to get crayon out of the bedroom carpet by spraying WD40 on it, biro scribbles off the leather couches with hairspray (and another time with baby wipes) and marker pen off pyjamas with surgical spirit. Luckily I don't really need to remove stains much these days but I learned lots of handy tips when he was little.

judeyjude · 08/11/2020 18:30

To get red wine out of fabric pour almost boiling water through the stain. Turn the fabric over&pour through again. Really works x

Annipoos · 09/11/2020 11:13

Vinegar is a very good stain remover which does not have any harsh abrasive effects. It is also an antiseptic, is readily available and cheap to buy.

shrill · 09/11/2020 21:22

Baby wipes and deal with any as soon as you spot them. Don't delay, sort right away!

FromTheAllotment · 18/11/2020 20:23

Plain old washing up liquid is great on a lot of things. I’m cursed with cream carpets and my children are constantly dropping bits of food at mealtimes. Washing up liquid gets rid of pretty much 100% of food stains in my experience and I don’t have to worry what I use it on, whether it’s going to bleach or mark a surface itself or making sure that children/pets don’t touch it. It’s my first go-to!

Kijaji · 19/11/2020 01:03

I have a 9 year old golden retriever who has always been really sicky, the other thing that gets his yellow sick stain out my carpets is good old white vinegar!

copperoliver · 21/11/2020 23:07

My whole house it painted with washable paint and I am in the process of ordering new carpet stains solved. X

coronafiona · 21/11/2020 23:41

I have discovered b and q heavy duty grease remover for cleaning cooker hood. Very useful stuff.

DitaFajitaJones · 23/11/2020 21:05

For carpets, even if you don't have a dog, cat or pet, I always recommend a 'pet version' carpet cleaner. They are usually for very heavy duty gross stains and honestly get almost every stain and smell out.

YesIDoLoveCrisps · 24/11/2020 15:04

Baby wipe! If you get to a spill quickly enough and use baby wipes it should Get rid of it. If not I usually search on mumsnet for an answer Grin

flowersfromheaven · 28/11/2020 20:48

I have always used Toothpaste to get pen ink of the walls When Kids have Drawn on them , It works wonders.

Tink34 · 28/11/2020 21:19

Fizzy cola down the loo works wonders removing the yellowy stains. Dont look at me lol, men dirty it up fast.

Unsurechicken · 29/11/2020 00:35

My top tip for stains out of fabric, be it clothes, carpet, rugs, bedding, the pram! Is near washing up liquid - doesn’t matter the brand but I dampen the stain or mark and put near wading up liquid on the offending area leave it a while, give it a rub and then wipe away excess or pop in the washing machine!


foxessocks · 30/11/2020 09:23

The magic sponge is great, I need to get a new one actually as it has been a while since I've gone round with one!!

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