Everyone gets stains on their clothes and different stains require different treatments, so here's the best basic stain removal guide for a variety of common stains. There's a huge array of products designed to remove stains from clothes, but one wonders if they actually remove the stain completely, or perhaps remove more than just the stain, leaving a lightened spot in its wake? Let's look at the most common stains, and what to use to remove that particular stain.
Whenever possible, try to treat the stain immediately, to keep it from setting. Be aware that hot water can set stains, so always use cold or room temperature water. Treat the stain from the back of the fabric to force the stain out, rather than drive it in deeper. Never rub a stain, blot it out. Rubbing will make it spread
When treating stains set into white, bleach is actually not always the best option, because it not only yellows the white, but it can erode the fabric. Wardrobe stylists know more about stains than anybody, and they all have Biz in their kit. Soaking white in Biz will remove even the worst stains, like blood. Just soak overnight or longer. Sometimes it can take days, but the stain will disappear eventually. For extra tough or older stains, make a paste of Biz with a little water (to a paste consistency), and use a toothbrush to apply the paste onto the stain. Let it sit overnight or longer, rinse it out from behind the stain. If it's remains, use the paste process all over again until the stain is gone.
Rinse in cold water immediately, club soda also works.. Blot repeatedly.
Dampen with water, and place face down to blot. Use detergent directly onto the stain to dry out the oil, continue to blot.
Make a solution with warm water, a drop of liquid hand dishwashing soap and a tablespoon of white vinegar. Soak at least 15 minutes.
Patience is key, when soaking, so don't get discouraged!