TOUGH STAIN LAUNDRY GUIDE

A QUICK GUIDE TO YOUR TOUGHEST STAINS

In a perfect world no one would ever trip or spill or drop anything on their clothes. But in the real world? Stains happen — almost daily. Help is on the way, with these simple tips to rescuing your clothes and getting rid of 9 not-so-tough stains.

stain: chocolate

CHOCOLATE

Soak in cool water; pretreat with stain remover. Wash in hottest water recommended by label.

stain: grease

GREASE

No soak; pretreat with detergent. Wash as recommended by label.

stain: mud

MUD

Sponge off dried portion in cold water. Wash in hottest water recommended by label.

stain: crayon

CRAYON

Soak in cold water; pretreat with kitchen shortening and detergent. Wash as recommended by label.

stain: fruit juice

FRUIT JUICE

Soak in cold water. Wash with fabric-safe bleach in hottest water recommended by label.

stain: grass

GRASS

Soak, or pretreat wth an enzyme-based product (which breaks apart tough stains). Wash with fabric-safe bleach.

stain: ketchup

KETCHUP

Soak in cold water. Wash as recommended by label.

stain: wine

WINE

Soak in cool water; pretreat with stain remover. Wash with fabric-safe bleach.

stain: blood

BLOOD

Soak in cold water. Wash in warm water or temperature recommended by label.

REMEMBER:

Always read your garment's label. It's the go-to guide for product use, drying, and water temperature.

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