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Don’t Let Stubborn Stains Spoil Your Smile!

These stain vanquishing tips from the Coin Laundry Association are sure to have you cleansing your clothes, no sweat.

Promptness, Persistence, and Patience will save your clothes from stains!

  • Promptness — treat stains fast, before laundering! Laundering untreated stains can set them deeper.
  • Persistence — if the clothing is worth the effort, take the extra time to follow stain-removing procedures.
  • Patience — you might need to repeat a process several times to get out tough stains.

Remember to always check care labels on the stained garment before attempting stain removal procedures.

 

Tough Stain Solutions:

Blood:

  • Rinse in cold water to dilute the stain.
  • Pre-treat remaining stain and wash in the hottest water the fabric can handle, using appropriate bleach.
  • If the stain remains, soak in warm water and pre-soak product.

Grass, Makeup, Grease/Oil, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Pencil Lead

  • Pre-treat stain and launder in hottest water that’s safe for the fabric, using chlorine bleach if it’s safe for the fabric.
  • If stain remains, soak in warm water with a pre-treat product. Rinse and re-launder.
  • Nail polish remover can be effective on stubborn makeup stains like lipstick.

Ink

  • Dab the stain with rubbing alcohol and/or spray with pre-treat product or hairspray until wet. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Pre-treat stain and launder in the hottest water that’s safe for the fabric, and use appropriate bleach.

Mud, Ketchup/Tomato Sauce, Eggs, Meat Juice/Gravy

  • Remove as much dried stain as possible from fabric
  • Soak in a bucket of water
  • Pre-treat and launder using hot water and appropriate bleach
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