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    22 Products That'll Help You Get Rid Of Almost Every Stain You Encounter

    If you're terrified of bathing in your own tub due to unidentified stains, this one's for you.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An enzyme-based Puracy spot remover tough on blood, pit sweat, and tears. So your favorite top has yellowed in the dreaded underarm area? Your child has spilled what seems like an entire gallon of grape juice onto their onesie? No worries. This cruelty-free concoction will brighten those disasters up in a jiffy.

    It's also tough on tomato juice, red wine, mud, makeup, pet stains (BAD BOY), and any other stains that would put a pretty big damper on your day.

    This toxic- and cruelty-free concoction is made from vegan ingredients that aren't harmful to pets or children. Oh, and speaking of children! If you have a very young child prone to making a mess of their onesie (they'll be potty-trained one day, right?) you'll want to buy this stain remover ASAP.

    Promising review: "I had some super nasty dress shirts that I was about to throw away. No matter how much I washed them, my antiperspirant deodorant was caked up inside the armpits and actually smelled like someone with rank armpits just took it off (not me certainly!?). I put two squirts of this stuff under each armpit and rubbed for about 15 seconds each. Then I tossed all the shirts in the floor for the night, still wet. The next morning, I washed them, took them out of the dryer, and I couldn't believe that the shirts looked and smelled brand new. I love this stuff!" —Don K.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

    2. A wine stain remover you’ll want to stow in your purse because accidents happen, and you don’t want to spend the rest of dinner stewing in the remnants of your favorite glass of red.

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    This formula even has a fresh citrus scent that'll rid your outfit of any red wine odors.

    Promising review: "My husband has a thing with red wine and white shirts! We came across this product when he spilled wine on his shirt at a bar in Texas. The waitress brought me this spray and it worked! I now carry a small bottle in my purse. If you like red wine, this is a must-have!" —SMS

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    3. A pumice cleaning stone capable of removing calcium, lime, and hard water stains on everything from your toilet bowl to your outdoor barbecue. The stone itself is also surprisingly gentle and *won't* scratch the surface of, say, your porcelain throne.

    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time, and regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove them. I decided to try this pumice stone, and it worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease. But 10 minutes later, I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching." —Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    4. A peppermint Molly's Suds detergent powder free of fragrances, dyes, and a slew of other chemicals that could potentially wreak havoc on your skin. If you struggle with sensitive skin, allergies, or eczema, this cleaner is proof that not all heroes wear capes.

    This detergent is also vegan, cruelty-free, and available in an unscented version.

    Promising review: "I have kids who are allergic to gluten and corn. For years, I have been making my own laundry detergent. I finally hit my limit and started to research is there was anything out there that makes a gluten- and corn -free detergent. I finally found this and what a blessing! I have made this my family detergent and continue to love it!" —M. Ehinger

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (enough for 70 loads of laundry).

    5. A non-abrasive Bar Keepers Friend cleansing and polishing powder that will destroy years of icky build-up on all of your porcelain, copper, glass, tile, stainless steel, plastic, and brass. Time to grab your cookware set, folks, because the after photos are about to get GOOD.,

    Promising review: "Yes! This turned my nasty yellow bathtub white again! I don't have to keep my shower curtain closed anymore while I have guests come over because I don't have to be embarrassed by my tub. You do have to scrub, but it WORKS and I'm really happy with the result!" —Cassie B.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. An Iron Out spray gel for anyone whose cleaning products have been a little ~rusty~ lately. This powerful cleaner works on even the toughest hard water build-up, working to dissolve all that rust after just a few spritzes of product. Now sit back! Relax! Enjoy your squeaky clean shower!

    Promising review: "Wow! This is the best rust removing product I've ever used! I live in the country with my own well, and the water is very high in iron. Honestly, this product is a life saver." —Mela

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    7. A Woolite cleaner designed with an attached fabric brush that really ~lifts~ away any and all stains produced by a child, a pet, or an accident-prone couch owner who likes to spill is even effective at neutralizing the strongest of pet odors, which is no small feat.

    Promising review: "This product is my saving grace. I have two young kids, a dog, and an affinity for light gray couches and rugs. Those things do not work well together in the normal world, but these cans of Woolite Upholstery Cleaner have saved my life (and my couches, and my rugs, and my carpets). One of my kids even got Behr PAINT from our drying fireplace on the couch, and the Woolite cleaner took that off, too! It’s absolutely incredible. Food, marker, pens, snot, poop, puke... you name it; this removes the stain and the smell. I will forever be indebted." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $21.96.

    8. A Feed-N-Wax polish and conditioner guaranteed to have you crying tears of pure joy. This blend of carnauba and beeswax takes your oldest furniture (the kind you've inherited from a grandparent) and makes it look brand 👏 spankin' 👏 new 👏, providing a protective coating while removing every single water mark in sight.

    Promising review: "I used this on my grandma's antique dresser to get rid of some water marks, and was absolutely shocked and thrilled at the amazing results. Worth every penny!" —Pantera1014

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    9. A Bio Clean chemical-free treatment because guess what? Your bathroom fixtures need as much TLC as the rest of us, and the water stains are practically *begging* to be cleaned off already.

    This stuff also works great against alllllllll types of pesky problems. Mildew! Mold! Rust! Say goodbye to all of it.

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh, this product is amazing! I didn't have much faith initially since we have extremely hard water and it usually takes over two hours with a magic eraser to budge it. But in under an hour and hardly any effort later, this product wiped out my shower like magic. You do have to use it on a dry surface with the included cloth." —Alicia A Dennis

    Get it from Amazon for $19.85

    10. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets to quickly remove all that funky, gross, probably-starting-to-smell build-up in your favorite water bottle. These are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and — best of all — require absolutely NO effort or scrubbing, working to make even the inside of your bottle look like it's brand new.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug and I tried everything, but there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY without any scrubbing necessary. They look brand new and there was no weird smell or taste afterward, either. Absolute magic!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    11. A cooktop cleaning kit here to help your oven look as clean as the day Home Depot delivered it to you. This works to cut grease stains and burnt cookie deposits like a knife, cleaning your cooktop surface more efficiently than any of the multi-surface sprays you've been using until this point.

    This kit comes equipped with a bottle of cleaner, one cleaner, and one scraper.

    Promising review: "I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years and had only wiped down with random multi-cleaners, which never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product...AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. This will leave your cooktop shiny and new, and even marks that had been on there for years came off almost completely. The key is to use very little product! Let it dry to a haze and wipe with a clean, dry cotton towel (just like waxing a car). If you aren't getting a mirrored finish, it's because you've used too much product and not enough elbow grease to polish off." —B. Swartwood

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    12. Cleaning sponges that may have been invented by an actual magician, as these bad boys are absolute pros at sloughing away soap scum and built-up residue. If you're terrified of bathing in your own tub due to unidentified stains, it's time you invested in a Magic Eraser.

    Just add water to the sponge before proceeding to scrub away at any dirty surface.

    Promising review: "I never thought I'd be able to get the weird pink soap stains out of my tub. Picture someone scrubbing with cleaning products until their arms were sore, to no avail. But this worked with no effort! It's unbelievable. Please never let this go off the market!" —Catherine King

    Get two packs of four from Amazon for $9.39.

    13. A paint restoration kit capable of making your car look brand new, even if you happened to back into a pillar and now there's *nervous giggle* some purple paint on your door. This cleanser and buffer pad duo will touch up your paint and save you several hundreds in the process.

    Promising review: "I turned too sharp in a parking ramp and my back door scraped along a purple pillar in the ramp. This happened a good year ago and I never got around to taking care of the ugliness. My husband gave me so much crap and so I finally came across this product, read the reviews, and ordered. It only took me about 20 minutes of elbow grease to get my after results! It did, however take a lot of elbow grease. Don’t waste your time and money at the dealership. This product saved me over $500!" —S.R.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    14. A stain and odor cleaner for when your good boy goes through the whole "rebellious teenager" phase and decides to ruin your newly-purchased Ikea rug. This enzyme-based formula can be used on carpet, leather, hardwood, and upholstery — just a sampling of all the places your pet will probably have an accident on.

    This cleaner is available in both a fragrance-free and a spring mint option!

    "I will always love you." —me to my future dog, after he pees on my couch.

    Promising review: "This is fantastic stuff! We have a cat and a puppy and a very light carpet, and lots of hairballs and puppy accidents. I have yet to be disappointed with this spray! It gets everything out, plus the product has a pleasant, clean smell to it. I'm a devoted customer." —James C. Lebrato

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    15. A stainless steel cleaner that will rid your large appliances (I'm looking at you, refrigerator) of all unsightly fingerprints and smudges. This blend of plant-based ingredients will even prevent future smudges from forming and — HALLELUJAH — won't leave behind any streaks.

    Psst, this stainless steel cleaning spray also comes with a handy dandy microfiber cloth.

    Promising review: "When this arrived, I couldn't wait to get it out of the box to use it! It worked like a charm: streak-free and smells amazing! I actually joked with my brother about how you know you're an adult when you get excited about a cleaning product." —Kelsie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    16. A power scrubber kit equipped with three different-sized attachments, each one perfect for the corners, floor, and door of your shower. This takes off years of accumulated build-up in just mere minutes, doing a better (and faster) job than you would have been able to do by hand. In the words of Daft Punk, this is just better, faster, and stronger.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so I was hand scrubbing it for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower, it only took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower to a point where it looked cleaner than it had been in years; in the corners, the floor, the glass door, everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    17. A four-sided brush cleaner for when you wake up to realize that your favorite shoes need some TLC before being worn to the office. This easily cleans away scuff marks and salt stains with little to no effort required, which is pretty much the only amount of effort I'm willing to exert.

    This brush has a welt surface, nylon bristles, an arched half circle brush, and a protruding brush that lets you clean different kinds of suede.

    Promising review: "BUY THIS THING! I got mud of my new suede boots and thought they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered ruined for several years now, and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. This is absolutely worth getting!" —Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    18. A leather cleaner you'll want to use on everything from your car interior to your favorite purse — the one you paired with a pair of brand new blue jeans, the color of which then transferred onto and stained your favorite purse. Presenting an easy solution!

    Promising review: "This cleaner took off years of jean stains on my leather purse. I’m not going to lie and say it didn’t require a couple hours of constantly rubbing circles with the cloth to get my purse looking like this, but just turn on a movie and get to work. I’ve tried other cleaners and nothing has ever worked this well." —Bailey

    Get it from Amazon for $13.58.

    19. An OxiClean powder that bids adieu to makeup on white T-shirts, oil stains on your favorite dress, and red wine on your living room accent chair. It's even got the bandwidth to revitalize brickwork, with proof in the incredibly satisfying picture feature below.

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough positive things about this cleaner. My dogs have wrecked the carpet in my apartment, and I had tried everything to no avail — but OxiClean removed all those old dog stains easily!" —Jessie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.48.

    20. Goo Gone adhesive remover for easily getting rid of those stubborn red clearance labels, because a great find at TJ Maxx means nothing if it's plagued with the remnants of a (cheap) price tag.

    Promising review: "Goo Gone delivers. After trying countless other solvents and every known DIY concoction for removing labels, I ordered Goo Gone. All my sticky problems are now gone." —R. Tanaka

    Get it from Amazon for $7.22.

    21. Cleaning wipes suitable for both leather and suede, perfect for stashing in your black tote bag when the weather is being temperamental! Salt stains from snow? Water marks from rain? You'll be able to wipe 'em away immediately!

    Promising review: "I have expensive suede booties that I mainly wear to go out so they're subjected to rain, alcohol, and average bar grime. There's nothing worse than wearing something and stressing about it getting ruined. I used this product for the first time after a year of wearing my booties and still, these wipes removed a year of damage. They didn't ruin the suede and my booties feel soft again!" —AmazonShopper

    Get a pack of 15 from Amazon for $8.45.

    22. A restoration kit that will sand, refine, and polish your headlights to the point where they'll probably break out into song. What will they be singing, you ask? 🎶 I can see clearly now, the accumulated dust and dirt is gone. 🎶

    Promising review: "AMAZING! I didn't expect much, but after the first headlight, I was blown away! I ended up doing three cars before the wipe dried up. I'm a customer for life." —Semir

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04.

    @ #15: You, realizing all the gunk that's probably residing in the water bottle you drank out of just a second ago:


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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