13 Top Reviewed Products That Will Help Remove Stains
Anyone's that spilled wine on their white carpet or dripped ranch dressing on a $120 tie understands the importance of a no-fail stain remover. But, stain removers aren't just for fabrics. Have stains on the patio from the bottom of a flower pot? What about that picture your 4-year-old drew on the wall with a marker? If this sounds familiar, check out these 13 top-reviewed products that will help remove stains of any kind from any surface.
Zout Laundry Stain Remover
Zout Laundry Stain Remover is specially formulated with three different enzymes which target a wider variety of stains than other stain removers. It works on many fabrics, is color safe and made in the U.S.A.
One Amazon reviewer said, “This is the most awesome stain removing product ever, hands down.”
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Whink Rust Stain Remover
If you have hard water stains or just a ring from leaving the cast iron sitting in the sink, try Whink Rust Stain Remover. Enjoy your white sinks and toilets again. Also, use on colorfast fabrics and safe for your plumbing and septic.
One Amazon reviewer had a bedspread stained from being on a boat. Someone had set an anchor on it and left it there. The reviewer said, “Whink 1081 took every single stain out and didn’t bleach the fabric at all.”
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Scotchgard Oxy Auto Carpet and Fabric Spot and Stain Remover
Scotchgard’s unique 2-in-1 formula not only removes stains but protects the fabric from future stains. This product works great on road salt and other tough stains like coffee, ketchup, lipstick and ink. And, Scotchgard Oxy leaves behind no sticky residue.
“Product is amazing!” said one Amazon reviewer. “Presto, the ink spot was INSTANTLY GONE without touching it!”
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Star brite Mold Mildew Stain Remover
Save your elbow grease for another project! This Mildew Stain Remover quickly removes mold and mildew stains on contact. Its professional strength buffered bleach technology is safe for marine and outdoor items like upholstery, awnings, vinyl siding, gutters, boats RVs and more.
“This stuff is AMAZING!” said one Amazon reviewer. “I never leave reviews on products but this product was worth my time to review.”
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Chateau Spill Red Wine Remover
This product is “science, not crossed fingers.” No need to resort to grandma’s tricks and hope for the best. Chateau Spill Red Wine Remover works before your very eyes. Simply spray, blot and watch as your stain—fresh or old—disappears.
Rated 5-stars by top reviewers like Wired magazine, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Real Simple and Good Housekeeping, this is the stain remover no wine drinker should be without. Use it on carpet, clothing and more.
This product is also available in convenient wipe packets. Simply toss a few packets in your purse and you’re ready for whatever wine stains you may encounter.
An Amazon reviewer said, “This stuff is like a miracle on those tough red wine or dark berry stains! Even works well on dark chocolate!”
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Whip-It Multi-Purpose Stain Remover
This powerful, all-natural cleaner contains enzymes that break down, loosen and lift stubborn stains. Have kids or pets? This product’s plant and vegetable formula is non-toxic, earth-friendly and biodegradable. It contains no VOC’s, bleach, acid or phosphates.
Whip-It is sold in a concentrated form. One 32-ounce bottle makes 128 ounces of cleaner, so this stain remover is also economical! Use it on carpet, wood, tile, upholstery and other surfaces.
One Amazon reviewer, a chemist with 35 years of production-based chemistry experience, said, “This is by far the BEST, water-based cleaner I have ever used.”
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Clorox Urine Remover for Stains and Odors
Whether from pets or bed-wetters, the smell of urine is almost impossible to remove—without Clorox Urine Remover. Its hydrogen peroxide-based formula not only removes the lingering smell but lifts stains from soft surfaces like carpet and mattresses and hard surfaces like concrete, tile and grout.
“We have a nervous cat who marks around the house,” shared an Amazon reviewer. “This stuff helps with the stain cleanup and the smell removal.”
Nature’s Miracle Hard Floor Cleaner
Remove stains and odors caused by organic matter like urine, grease and oil with Nature’s Miracle Hard Floor Cleaner. Whether it’s a fresh or old stain, this product is safe to use on sealed wood, vinyl, concrete and tile without damaging the floor’s finish. Its bio-enzymatic formula is safe to use around people and pets. Love it, or your money back!
“It’s really great for doggie potty training,” said an Amazon reviewer. “This brand is great.”
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Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser
With the same power as Bar Keepers Friend powdered cleanser but creamy, this product is ideal for shower doors and walls, countertops and more. Its creamy formula removes rust, tarnish and mineral deposits as well as odors left behind from food preparation.
Its active ingredient, oxalic acid, is the same thing in spinach that leaves that funky feeling on your teeth but once you brush them, they feel really clean.
In the kitchen, Bar Keepers Friend is ideal for not just countertops but pots and pans, sinks, and oven door windows. Outside, use it on grills, siding and patio furniture.
Oxalic acid also removes tough stains from vinyl flooring.
Majestic Etch Remover
If you have marble countertops, you need this product. Majestic Etch Remover removes those little irritating etches, watermarks and dull spots from your marble. It is also great to use on limestone, travertine and onyx. (But don’t use it on your granite.)
Its liquid, proprietary formula is dust-free and made in the USA.
One Amazon reviewer said, “I did not have high hopes,” because her marble floor was so damaged. But after using Majestic Etch Remover, she said, “I have nothing but praise for this product!”
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Weiman Quartz Clean & Shine
For your quartz or similar-surface countertops, try Weiman Quartz Clean & Shine. Specially formulated for quartz, this product cleans, shines and protects with its gentle, pH-neutral formula. Use it to remove grease, grime, water marks and stains. “This product worked beautifully,” said one Amazon reviewer.
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Puracy Natural Laundry Stain Remover
This enzyme-based stain remover safely removes any type of stain. Its all-natural formula makes everything from grass and berries to wine, blood and mud disappear. Use it on clothing, upholstery, rugs and more.
Puracy’s naturally derived plant-based formula, using six plant enzymes, is hypo-allergenic, non-toxic and biodegradable. Developed by doctors in the U.S.A., this product is certified cruelty-free and guaranteed to work or your money back.
One Amazon reviewer said, “This stuff is perfect for funky armpit stains!!! It’s awesome.”
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Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain Remover
Anyone with kids needs something that removes ink and markers. For that, you need Spot Shot. While formulated to work on carpet, it’s just as effective on laundry stains. It safely cleans and deodorizes everything from pet stains and permanent marker to spaghetti and wine.
Spot Shot’s proprietary formula dissolves stains so they can be lifted out of carpeting or other fabric without scrubbing.
“This spray was a godsend,” said one Amazon reviewer. “I have a 4-year-old and she decided to spill blue nail polish all over the carpet. … I wish I took some before pictures to show the results but I will say this stuff is legit!”
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