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Don Aslett's stain-buster's bible : the complete guide to spot removal
Aslett, Don, 1935-
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Publication Information:
Pocatello, ID : Marsh Creek Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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TX324 .A75823 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This is a complete guide to removing stains and odours from every type of fabric and surface. It features the eight things never to do to any stain unless you want to make it permanent; and the right stuff to have around the house for most emergencies.

Table of Contents

A Note to Readersp. 1
Introduction: There's a Stain Out There with Your Name on It!p. 3
Check Your Stain Quotient (A Quiz)p. 6
How to Use This Bookp. 7
Part I Stainbuster's Basicsp. 9
1 Don't Do This! (The Mistakes That Turn Tiny Spots into Big Stains)p. 10
2 It Might Just Come Out in the Wash (Wash It Out--The Basic Stain-Removal Strategy for Washables)p. 15
3 The Old Standbys (From Club Soda to Toothpaste to Meat Tenderizer)p. 25
4 Your Stainbusting Kit (The Tools of the Trade)p. 30
5 The ABC's of Stainbusting (The Tricks of the Trade)p. 40
6 The Rogue's Gallery of Stains (From Easy to Impossible)p. 52
7 Stain Safety (Playing It Safe for You and the Surface)p. 56
Part II How to Go About it (The Most Common Spots and Stains and How to Remove Them)p. 59
The ABC'S of Home Odor Controlp. 149
Part III More Stainbusting Savvyp. 155
8 What's it on? (An Important Part of the Answer to "How Do I Get It Out?")p. 156
9 Working with Your Dry Cleaner (When to Go to the Pros)p. 177
10 Knowing When to Quit (The Truth About Certain Types of Stains)p. 180
11 Prevent Those Stains (It's a Lot Easier Than Removing Them)p. 186
About the Authorp. 200
Acknowledgmentsp. 201
Indexp. 203