Updated by Popular Demand! Includes 20% New Stains
It's almost a decade since the original Spotless took Australia by storm, selling more than half a million copies and launching Shannon Lush as Australia's most trusted domestic guru.
Now the original team of Shannon Lush and Jennifer Fleming has written the book that everyone has been asking them for - an A-Z of stains and stain removal that will become the new trusted household companion. Shannon's tried and true remedies have rescued many an accidental stain maker, and now solutions are even easier to find in this A-Z guide. Not only that, it features brand new stains - from pesto to pomegranate, kebabs to kiwi fruit, hoisin sauce to hummus - as well as old favourites - from red wine to rust, banana to butter, moths to mayonnaise. Spotless A-Z features a comprehensive list of stains, the most common surfaces affected by stains, and step-by-step instructions on how to solve them. There's no need to consult an index. The solutions are right there - and they are solutions you can trust.
With so much information about stain removal techniques available from so many different sources, much of it contradictory, it's important to have a guide you can rely on: Spotless A-Z.
About the Author
Shannon Lush is a fine arts restorer with a passion for handy household hints. The massive success of Spotless, Speedcleaning and How To Be Comfy have made her and co-author Jennifer Fleming a publishing phenomenon. Shannon writes for magazines and newspapers and is regularly heard on ABC Local Radio across the country.
Jennifer Fleming is a best-selling writer and ABC Radio broadcaster. In addition to the best-selling Spotless series of books, she’s penned The Feel Good Body with Anna-Louise Bouvier and Under the Influence with Adam Ferrier.
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: ABC Books
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 12.8 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.35
It all began back on ABC local radio. Shannon Lush the listener used to call in regularly with advice for other listeners who had nasty stains or spills or broken bits or bobs in their homes. She was so informative that she eventually became a regular expert guest on the show.
Shannon knows how to clean or fix virtually anything. She can clearly explain how to unshrink a woollen jumper or rescue the black charred frying pan you were about to throw away. She can identify mysterious moulds and marks, bizarre blots and spots. This led to her first book, Spotless, co-written with Jennifer Fleming, which sold over 650,000 copies and is now a household bible.
Shannon is an artist and fine arts restorer who works in 27 different mediums. She has a passion for old-fashioned chemistry and loves testing handy hints, always avoiding chemical laden products in favour of more traditional ingredients such as bi-carb soda, vinegar and lavender oil.
She has the ability to turn stain removal into fascinating science experiments: ink on your shirt? You need rotting milk. Toddler’s banana on your dress? A pair of wet pantyhose will work wonders. Her tips on everything, from how to organise your fridge to cleaning your house in 15 minutes come like an epiphany, opening up the possibility of a world with less stress and dysfunction and more harmony and calm. Shannon says that a properly organised home will make for a more harmonious life.
Her expertise on stain removal has turned her into an extraordinary phenomenon appealing equally to a male and female audience. Four more bestsellers followed Spotless, all co-written with her partner in grime, Jennifer Fleming: Speedcleaning, How to be Comfy, Save and Spotless 2.
If you think these publications are only about cleaning and stain removal – you’re wrong. They’re about teaching people new systems so they can run an efficient household themselves. Disorder and mess waste time and cause frustration and stress.
Shannon’s methods promise to free you up. Thanks to Shannon, you can stop dreaming of escaping to boutique hotels and tropical-island resorts… and make your own home a haven of domestic bliss. And you’ll be surprised how simple and fun it can be.
Shannon launches her television career with Lush House for The LifeStyle Channel. The 10-part series visits families in their homes to help them clean up and get organised.