Clothes Stain Removal Tips

  • Identify the stains correctly as wrong treatment can lead to permanent stains
  • Act as quickly as possible
  • Always follow the directions on stain removal mentioned in the care label of the clothes
  • To make sure the treatment does not spoil the cloth, apply stain remover on the part which is not visible
  • Soak the stain in cold water depending on type of stain for more than half an hour
  • Never mix stain removal as these can spoil your clothes permanently


Sponge with white vinegar and after an hour wash in hottest water which is safe for the garment


Sponge the stain with cool water or soak in cold water for half an hour. If it is safe pretreat the fabric with prewash stain remover. During wash add chlorine in the water.

Chewing Gum

Gum can be easily removed by putting the gum stained clothing in the freezer. Leave for at least 6 hours then remove and chip off the frozen gum with a butter knife. To remove remnants, brush egg white on gum with toothbrush or use solvents. After 15 minutes wash the garment normally.


Rinse fresh blood stains on cold running soap and rub with dried soap. For dried blood, scrape it off first. Soak in warm water using enzyme containing products and then wash.

Ketchup and Mustard Stains

Remove any excess ketchup or mustard by scraping it off with a butter knife or blot up as much as possible with napkins or paper towels.Rinse or sponge the stain with cold or cool water. Using your fingertips, work in a mild detergent into the stain and rinse thoroughly with cold or cool water. Apply a laundry stain remover and wash normally.


Sprinkle corn starch or baby powder over grease stain and let it stay for a couple of minutes. Then brush it off and wash the clothes.


Pretreat with prewash stain remover, wash with warm water and bleach which is safe. If the stain still remains, sponge with alcohol and wash again.


Scrape off excess butter, pretreat with prewash stain remover and wash with hot water.


Scrape off excess butter, pretreat with prewash stain remover and wash with hot water. If the stain still remains wash again with a safe bleach.

Coffee and Tea

Presoak cloth in liquid detergent with bleach or prewash stain remover. Wash using hot water safe for the garment.

Cooking Oil

Blot the excess oil, pretreat with prewash stain remover and wash with hot water safe for the garment.


Before washing put ethyl alcohol on the stain to remove the stain.


Scrape off excess lipstick, use petroleum jelly for removing lipstick stains. Or you could rub vanaspati and wash normally.


Brush when garment is dry, then rinse under cold running water. Pretreat with paste of powder detergent and water or liquid detergent. Wash using detergent and a bleach.

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