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Stain Removal Chart

S. No. Stain Treatment

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 Adhesive tape  Chewing gum  Rubber cement

 Apply ice or cold water to harden surface.  Scrape with a dull knife.  Saturate with cleaning fluid.  Rinse.  Launder.

Stain Removal Chart
S. No. Stain Treatment  Sponge or soak stain in cool water.  Pretreat with stain remover, liquid laundry detergent, or paste of granular laundry product and water.  Launder using chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach.

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 Beverages (coffee, tea, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages)

soak in warm water with a product containing enzymes. . Stain Treatment 3  Blood  If stain is fresh.Stain Removal Chart S. No.  For dried stains. soak in cold water.  If stain remains.  Launder. rewash using a bleach safe for fabric.

Stain Removal Chart S. manganese . No. rust.  For severe problems. install an iron filter in the system. Stain Treatment  Use a rust remover recommended for fabrics.  For a rusty water problem.  Launder.  Do not use a chlorine bleach. 4  Brown or yellow discoloration from iron. use a nonprecipitating water softener in both wash and rinse.

 If any color remains. 5  Candle wax . rewash using chlorine or oxygen bleach.  Sponge remaining stain with cleaning fluid. No Stain Treatment  Scrape off surface wax with a dull knife.Stain Removal Chart S.  Launder.  Place stain between clean paper towels and press with a warm iron.  Blot with paper towels.  Dry.

 Launder. Stain Treatment 6  Prewash with a product containing enzymes in warm water or treat with a prewash stain  Chocolate remover. .Stain Removal Chart S. rewash using a bleach safe for fabric. No.  If stain remains.

No.  Launder. .  Cuff soil  Pretreat with stain remover. or paste of granular detergent and water.Stain Removal Chart S. Stain Treatment 7  Collar. liquid laundry detergent.

or laundry additive and water or rub with bar soap. Stain Treatment 8  Cosmetics  Pretreat with prewash stain remover. No.  Launder. liquid laundry detergent. past of granular detergent.Stain Removal Chart S. .

. treat same as candle wax. wash with hot water using a laundry soap and one cup baking soda. No. Stain Treatment 9  Crayon  For a few spots.  For a whole load of clothes.  If color remains. launder using chlorine bleach if safe for fabric.Stain Removal Chart S.

Stain Removal Chart S.  Launder. baby formula. cream soups) Treatment 10  Soak in a product containing enzymes for at least thirty minutes (several hours for aged stains). No. ice cream. Stain  Dairy products (milk. sour cream. cream. egg. yogurt. .

Stain Removal Chart S.  Deodorants  Launder and allow to stand  Antiperspirants five to ten minutes. No. Stain Treatment 11  Pretreat with stain remover or liquid laundry detergent.  Launder using an oxygen bleach. .

No.Stain Removal Chart S. Launder. following label directions.  This type of stain can be prevented if proper sorting and laundering procedures are followed. launder again using chlorine or oxygen bleach. Stain Treatment  Use a packaged color remover.  Launder. 12  Dye transfer .  If dye remains.

No.  Rinse. .  Launder. Stain Treatment 13  Fabric softener  Dampen the stain and rub with bar soap.Stain Removal Chart S.

No. .Stain Removal Chart S. Stain Treatment 14  Wash with bleach safe for  Fruit juices fabric. 15  Grass  Soak in a product containing enzymes. launder using chlorine or oxygen bleach.  If stain persists.

stain. Dry. oil detergent booster. . place stain butter. No. motor oils)  Rinse. salad and apply cleaning fluid to back of dressings. or liquid  Grease.  Launder using hottest water safe for fabric.  For heavy stains. cooking oils.Stain Removal Chart S. (car grease. liquid laundry detergent. Stain Treatment 16  Pretreat with stain remover. animal facedown on clean paper towels fats.

and laundering may set some types of ink. No. or cleaning fluid. 17  Ink . first sponge the area around the stain with the stain remover before applying it directly on stain. Stain Treatment  Some inks may be impossible to remove.  Try a pretreatment with stain remover. denatured alcohol.Stain Removal Chart S.  For alcohol or cleaning fluid.

Stain Removal Chart S.  Apply alcohol or cleaning fluid to back of stain.  Another method is to place the stain over the mouth of a jar or glass and hold the fabric in a tight position. rinse thoroughly. No. After either treatment.  Drip the stain remover through the spot so the ink will drop into the container as it is being removed. Stain Treatment  Place stain facedown on clean paper towels. 17 Ink .

No. Stain Treatment 18  Badly mildewed fabrics may be damaged beyond repair. .  Mildew  Launder stained items using chlorine or oxygen bleach.Stain Removal Chart S.

brush off as much as possible. pretreat or presoak with a laundry detergent or a product containing enzymes.Stain Removal Chart S. No.  Launder. 19  Mud .  Launder.  For heavy stain. Stain Treatment  When dry.  Pretreat with liquid laundry detergent or a paste of granular detergent and water.

 Apply nail polish remover to . 20 Stain Treatment 21  Pretreat with prewash stain remover.  Nail Polish  Place stain facedown on clean paper towels.Stain Removal Chart S. No.  May be impossible to remove.  Mustard  Launder using chlorine bleach if safe for fabric.  Try nail polish remover but do not use on acetate or triacetate fabrics.

 Oil-based and Varnish : Use the  Paint same solvent the label on the can advises for a thinner. No. use turpentine. Stain Treatment 22  Water-based: Rinse fabric in warm water while stains are still wet.  Once paint is dry. bar soap. .  Rinse.  Pretreat with stain remover.Stain Removal Chart S. it cannot be removed.  If label is not available. then launder.

 Launder. . Stain Treatment 23  Perfume  Pretreat with stain remover or liquid laundry detergent. No.Stain Removal Chart S.

 Stubborn stains may respond to washing in a product containing enzymes or oxygen bleach in . Stain Treatment 24 Use a stain remover or rub with bar soap. No.  If perspiration has changed the color of the fabric. apply ammonia to fresh stains or white vinegar to old stains and rinse.Stain Removal Chart S.  Perspiration  Launder using hottest water safe for fabric.

No. 25  Scorch .  Or soak in oxygen bleach and hot water.  Launder. Stain Treatment  Treat as for mildew.Stain Removal Chart S.  Launder using chlorine bleach if safe for fabric.

No.  Rub detergent into dampened area. launder.Stain Removal Chart S.  Launder using chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach.  Pretreat with a prewash stain remover or cleaning fluid.  Paste : Scrape residue from fabric with a dull knife. Stain Treatment  Liquid : Pretreat with a paste of granular detergent and water.  Rinse. 26  Shoe Polish .

Stain Removal Chart S. No.  Rinse. . then launder.  If stain remains.  Soak in a product containing  Tobacco enzyme. launder again using chlorine bleach if safe for fabric. Stain Treatment 27  Dampen stain and rub with bar soap.

 Gently brush excess off with a brush.Stain Removal Chart S. Stain Treatment 28  Typewriter correction fluid  Let stain dry thoroughly.  Professionally dry-clean. No. .

or use oxygen bleach. No. . Stain Treatment 29  Urine  Vomit  Soak in a product containing enzymes.  Launder using chlorine bleach if safe for fabric.Stain Removal Chart S.