Stains on clothing can ruin your day.Removing stains can sometimes be difficult. In particular with so few pennies to use we try to maintain everything that we have to the best of our ability. The following general procedures apply to nearly all stains.
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Fresh stains are much easier to remove than old ones, so take care of stains promptly.
- Blot up any excess liquid with a clean white cloth, paper, or other towels. Remove excess solids by gentle scraping or chipping with a dull knife or metal spatula. With some solids such as heavy amounts of surface mud removal may be easier after the stain has dried. Excess can be brushed off before the clothing is submerged for washing.
- Avoid rubbing the stained area with a linty terry towel or a dark-colored cloth. You may complicate the problem.
- Never rub a fresh stain with bar soap. Soap sets many stains.
- Decide if the fabric is washable or drycleanable. If drycleanable, take to the cleaners as soon as possible (within 24 to 48 hours).
- Do not try to treat suede, leather, or fur. Professional cleaners are needed for these items, and even some professionals do not offer this service.
- Avoid using hot water on stains of unknown origin. Hot water can set protein stains such as milk, egg, or blood.
- Test stain removal agents on a seam or hidden area of the garment to be sure it does not affect the color or finish of the fabric before starting on the stain.
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