Match the stain to the remover. Figure
out which of the four broad categories the stain falls into: protein,
tannin, oil-based or dye. You need to know which type of stain you are
dealing with to select an appropriate product.
Treat the stain as soon as possible. If you do not have any stain removal products nearby, run cold water
through the stain to rinse as much out as possible (don't rub the stain,
just let the water run through the fabric).
Test the product beforehand. Many
products recommend spot-testing on an discrete portion of the garment
before using on a stain to ensure the product will not damage or discolor
Follow the directions. Some products
can damage fabric if they are left on for too long. Others must not
be used on certain types of fabrics.
Be realistic about instant stain remover
claims. Instant stain removers are the most controversial of the products
we found. If a stain has had even a minute to set, the products may
not work at all. Treating and laundering the item promptly, if possible,
is a more reliable approach.
Dry-clean-only means dry-clean-only. Products bearing this label should be entrusted to the care of a professional
dry-cleaner. Trying to remove stains yourself could permanently damage
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