The method used to remove any stain from clothing depends upon what caused the stain, according to the American Cleaning Institute. For example, fresh blood stains need to be soaked in cold water before laundering. Do not use hot water because it sets blood stains. Pretreat dry blood stains with a commercial product, or soak the garment in warm water along with a product that contains enzymes before washing.Continue Reading
Pretreat chocolate stains, or prewash the item in warm water with a product containing enzymes before laundering.
Pretreat any stain from bodily fluids, or soak with an enzyme product. Launder the item using oxygen bleach or a bleach containing sodium hypochlorite, if the bleach is safe for the fabric.
Pretreat baby formula stains, or soak the item with an enzyme product. If it is an older stain, soak the stain for at least 30 minutes before washing. Older stains may require several hours of soaking.
Pretreat or soak grass stains in an enzyme product before washing.
The American Cleaning Institute emphasizes checking to make sure the stain is actually gone before placing the item into the dryer. If not, launder the item again. Heat from the dryer can permanently set some types of stains into the fabric.Learn more about Stain Removal
One way to remove rust stains from clothing is to thoroughly saturate the rust stain with mild dish soap and water, then blot the rust away with a clean white cloth. Remove any additional rust stains with a mild mixture of ammonia and water.Full Answer >
To get coffee stains out of clothing, rub a liquid laundry detergent on the stain, and then soak the clothing in cold water. Apply a stain remover prior to washing. Do not dry until the stain is lifted.Full Answer >
Removing ChapStick stains from clothing involves scraping away any excess lip balm remaining on the cloth, treating the fabric with a prewash stain remover and washing as usual. Avoiding machine drying the garment until the stain is gone prevents heat setting the stain. If the stain remains after air drying, repeat the prewash treatment and wash cycle until it is gone.Full Answer >
To remove grass stains from clothing, mix digestive capsule powder with water to form a paste, loosen the stain with the paste, and launder the cloth as usual. If necessary, use a toothbrush to rub the stain with paste, then wash and rinse the cloth.Full Answer >