Stain removal guide

Stain removal guide

3 January, 2020   |   Admin

Life's messy. Have a stain you're not sure how to get out?

How to remove stains from clothes:

  1. Deal with it as early as possible. The less time a stain has to soak in, the easier it will be to remove, although there are ways to remove old stains out of clothes as well.
  2. Pre-treat with a stain remover, then let it soak in.
  3. Launder according to the fabric care instructions, using the warmest setting safe for the fabric. If the stain remains, repeat the steps above. Do not put it in the dryer until the stain is removed.

Choose a stain substance below for more specific advice on how to get stains out of clothes:


  1. Apply ice or cold water to harden surface; scrape with a dull knife.
  2. Saturate with prewash stain remover or cleaning fluid.
  3. Rinse, then launder.


  1. Working from the back of the stain, flush it with cold water.
  2. Pretreat it with a liquid laundry detergent, using an up-and-down motion with a soft brush to break up the stain.
  3. Rinse well.
  4. Sponge with white vinegar and rinse again.
  5. Repeat, treating the stain with liquid detergent, then with white vinegar until you’ve removed as much stain as possible.
  6. Pretreat with a prewash stain remover and launder with bleach that’s safe for the fabric.


  1. Sponge or soak stain in cool water.
  2. Pretreat with prewash stain remover, liquid laundry detergent, liquid detergent booster or paste of powder laundry product and water.
  3. Launder using sodium hypochlorite bleach, if safe for fabric, or oxygen bleach.

NOTE: Older stains may respond to pretreating or soaking in a product containing enzymes, then laundering.