To help keep stains at bay, you have to have the proper solvents and ingredients at hand. Use these shopping lists to get yourself equipped:

From the chemist (drugstore):

  • Acetone (nail polish remover contains it)

  • Denture tablets

  • Glycerine

  • Hydrogen peroxide

From the DIY (hardware) store:

  • Lubricant spray such as WD-40

  • Methylated spirit (isopropyl alcohol)

  • White spirit (turpentine)

From the supermarket:

  • Biological clothes detergent (detergent with enzymes)

  • Fizzy bottled water (club soda)

  • Household soap

  • Spot stain remover

  • Washing-up (dishwashing) liquid

  • White vinegar