Quiz: Do You Know How to Tackle These Common Stains?

Take Consumer Reports’ quiz to test your stain-busting smarts

kid looking at tomato sauce stains on shirt with spaghetti hanging from house Photo: Halyna Romaniv/Alamy Stock

Accidents happen, and those splashes of coffee, spilled wine, and more can become permanent marks on your furniture, counters, floors, or clothes if you don’t act fast. CR has quick and simple stain-removal advice and CR-recommended products, along with a toolkit to keep at home to help you tackle common offenders.

But first, see if you can guess the best ways to address these stains-in-the-making.


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Janet Siroto

Janet Siroto is a writer and content strategist specializing in lifestyle and wellness topics. She's held senior editorial positions at Good Housekeeping, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan, and contributes to Real Simple, Next Avenue, and other titles. She is also a trend tracker whose work has been presented at South by Southwest, the Wall Street Journal's The Future of Everything, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and other summits.