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This is a quick home remedy to lift tough stains and is cheap and really effective. This can be used on almost any surface without fear of harm. Granite, stainless steel, walls, and clothing are just a few of the surfaces you can clean. Lemon juice is acidic, smells great, and dissolves a variety of stains with the help of baking soda. Lemons and baking soda have been around forever and are safe and easy to use to get rid of rust, wine, odors, toothpaste grout, and many other residues.

You will need:

- A lemon

- Baking Soda

- A Sponge

Step 1: Prep

1. The first thing you will want to do is grab your lemon and cut off a slice. You will want enough juice in the slice to cover your stain.

2. Soak your stain in lemon juice for 10-15 minutes depending on how tough you think your stain is. If your stain isn't on a flat surface you can tape or rubber-band your sliced lemon to the surface. Improvise!

3. On the rough side of your sponge sprinkle a little of your baking soda and scrub the stain. With any luck the stain should come right off and you should have a pleasant citrus smell. For blood or red wine salt is good to add as well.

Step 2: Finished

Congratulations! Now you can remove stains without having to buy expensive cleaners! Thanks for reading my Instructable!

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    FloydT6

    2 years ago

    Instead of slicing lemons (which cost about 50 cents apiece in NM) I used 100% lemon juice which a large bottle cost less than 3 bucks. Easy to pour and use.

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    RamachandranV

    2 years ago

    how to remove sweat stains on leather chair?

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    poodle puff

    2 years ago

    Hi ,

    I just want to say that if you are getting food stains in your granite, It may need to be sealed. It should be done once a year and is very simple. It's a very easy thing to do. Buy it, wipe it on, it sits for a bit and wipe excess off. Done.

    Thanks for your video.

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    scannavaro

    2 years ago

    It does work but it's not harmless. I'm a Homebuilder and get this question a lot. Any granite company will tell you NOT to use acidic cleaners. Marble especially.....but I've seen acidic damage done as well. The recipe makes sense but it's not harmless.

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    Katie5757

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Lemon juice is acidic and baking soda exfoliates. Marble shouldnt stain is my thinking. Salt efoliates as well (grinds), and may scratch expensive surfaces.

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    dbuckley6

    3 years ago

    Don't use lemon juice or anything acid on marble if not fully sealed. If the acid contacts the marble it will cause pitting of surface. Baking soda will be fine though.

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    cshamrock

    3 years ago

    almost everyone has that! durrrrrrr!