Stain Removal Tips

Removing stains can sometimes seem like a complex algebra problem. By the time you determine the stain type, origin of the stain, fabric type and color scheme you can feel pessimistic about stain removal. Try these simple stain removal rules to get your laundry in shape.

Act quickly. Fresh stains make stain removal an easy task. Give yourself the upper hand by treating stains as promptly after they happen as possible

Follow the directions. Follow the directions on washing products you use. Don't forget to follow washing directions on the stained clothes. Getting the stain out, won't make much difference if you ruin the clothing in the process.

Remove stains from the back. Place the stained garment with the stain upside down on top of a clean white cloth. Apply stain treatment to the back of the stain. Our goal is to remove the stain from the clothing instead of making it travel all the way through to the other side. Make sure to move the stained clothing to a fresh spot as the stain begins to remove itself from the clothing and onto the cloth.

Be wary of color removal with bleach. Bleaching only one stained spot on a garment may result in uneven color removal for the entire garment. Consider using the appropriate bleach listed in the garment tag to bleach the entire garment.

Wash stain treated items. Remember to thoroughly wash items that have treated with stain removal products to remove product residue along with the stain residue.

Be patient. Stain removal can take time. Sometimes repeat treatments may be required. Be sure to thoroughly check the garment before drying to determine if a repeat treatment is necessary. Drying will cause a stain to set.


Tips to Prevent Colors from Fading


How to Remove Lint from Clothes

Having lint stick to your clothing can ruin an otherwise perfectly dashing outfit; more so if your clothes are dark-colored. Learn how to get rid of this fuzzy, pesky problem with a few simple solutions

Lint roller Method

1. Lay your clothing on a clean, flat surface.
2. Hold your garment steady with one hand. Roll the lint roller against the lint-ridden areas
3. Tear off the sections of the sticky paper on the lint roller once they become full of lint.
4. Repeat until the lint is completely removed from the garment

Tape Method

1. Use wide sticky tape such as masking tape, packing tape or duct tape.
2. Lay your clothing on a clean, flat surface.
3. Take a piece of tape. Press the fingers of one hand, and wrap the tape around them, with the sticky side facing out
4. Dab the lint-covered areas of your clothing with the sticky tape.
5. Replace the sticky tape once it is full of lint. Repeat the process until the lint is completely gone.