Stain Solutions | Types of Stains

Types of Stains

Stain Solutions | Types of Stains

A = Easily removed B = Some stains may remain C = Difficult to remove

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Soy Sauce

    Start with the gentlest treatments and work up from there (i.e. start with treatment 1 and proceed towards treatment 2 if the previous treatment doesn’t work). Some fabrics won’t take stronger treatments, so be sure to consult the label before trying to treat a stain. Don’t forget to test for colour fastness if the garment looks like it might fade.

    • Ease of removal

      A

    • Treatment 1

      Tap with toothbrush dipped with water.

    • Treatment 2

      Tap with toothbrush dipped with detergent solution.

    • Treatment 3

      Soak in Kao Bleach or Kao Colour Bleach solution.

  • Wine

    Start with the gentlest treatments and work up from there (i.e. start with treatment 1 and proceed towards treatment 2 if the previous treatment doesn’t work). Some fabrics won’t take stronger treatments, so be sure to consult the label before trying to treat a stain. Don’t forget to test for colour fastness if the garment looks like it might fade.

    • Ease of removal

      A

    • Treatment 1

      Tap with toothbrush dipped with water.

    • Treatment 2

      Tap with toothbrush dipped with detergent solution.

    • Treatment 3

      -

  • Curry, Gravy, Salad Dressing

    Start with the gentlest treatments and work up from there (i.e. start with treatment 1 and proceed towards treatment 2 if the previous treatment doesn’t work). Some fabrics won’t take stronger treatments, so be sure to consult the label before trying to treat a stain. Don’t forget to test for colour fastness if the garment looks like it might fade.

    • Ease of removal

      A ~ B

    • Treatment 1

      Tap with toothbrush dipped with detergent solution or spot clean.

    • Treatment 2

      Soak in Kao Bleach or Kao Colour Bleach solution.

    • Treatment 3

      -

  • Chewing Gum

    Start with the gentlest treatments and work up from there (i.e. start with treatment 1 and proceed towards treatment 2 if the previous treatment doesn’t work). Some fabrics won’t take stronger treatments, so be sure to consult the label before trying to treat a stain. Don’t forget to test for colour fastness if the garment looks like it might fade.

    • Ease of removal

      A

    • Treatment 1

      Freeze with an ice cube and pick off with fingers.

    • Treatment 2

      Tap with toothbrush dipped with benzene.

    • Treatment 3

      Tap with toothbrush dipped in detergent.

  • Blood, Ink

    Start with the gentlest treatments and work up from there (i.e. start with treatment 1 and proceed towards treatment 2 if the previous treatment doesn’t work). Some fabrics won’t take stronger treatments, so be sure to consult the label before trying to treat a stain. Don’t forget to test for colour fastness if the garment looks like it might fade.

    • Ease of removal

      A ~ B

    • Treatment 1

      Tap with toothbrush dipped with water.

    • Treatment 2

      Soak in Kao Bleach or Kao Colour Bleach solution.

    • Treatment 3

      Soak in deoxidizing bleach solution.

  • India ink (Non Water Soluble)

    Start with the gentlest treatments and work up from there (i.e. start with treatment 1 and proceed towards treatment 2 if the previous treatment doesn’t work). Some fabrics won’t take stronger treatments, so be sure to consult the label before trying to treat a stain. Don’t forget to test for colour fastness if the garment looks like it might fade.

    • Ease of removal

      B

    • Treatment 1

      Knead with toothpaste under running water.

    • Treatment 2

      Repeat until stains disappears.

    • Treatment 3

      -

  • Foundation, lipstick, ball-point pen, chocolate

    Start with the gentlest treatments and work up from there (i.e. start with treatment 1 and proceed towards treatment 2 if the previous treatment doesn’t work). Some fabrics won’t take stronger treatments, so be sure to consult the label before trying to treat a stain. Don’t forget to test for colour fastness if the garment looks like it might fade.

    • Ease of removal

      A

    • Treatment 1

      Tap with toothbrush dipped in detergent solution or spot clean. (Try alcohol for spot cleaning wool or silk).

    • Treatment 2

      -

    • Treatment 3

      -

  • Water Soluble Paint

    Start with the gentlest treatments and work up from there (i.e. start with treatment 1 and proceed towards treatment 2 if the previous treatment doesn’t work). Some fabrics won’t take stronger treatments, so be sure to consult the label before trying to treat a stain. Don’t forget to test for colour fastness if the garment looks like it might fade.

    • Ease of removal

      B

    • Treatment 1

      Spot clean with detergent solution before stain dries.

    • Treatment 2

      -

    • Treatment 3

      -

  • Machine Oil, Ring around the collar

    Start with the gentlest treatments and work up from there (i.e. start with treatment 1 and proceed towards treatment 2 if the previous treatment doesn’t work). Some fabrics won’t take stronger treatments, so be sure to consult the label before trying to treat a stain. Don’t forget to test for colour fastness if the garment looks like it might fade.

    • Ease of removal

      B

    • Treatment 1

      Tap with toothpaste dipped with benzene.

    • Treatment 2

      Tap with toothbrush dipped with detergent solution or spot clean.

    • Treatment 3

      -

  • Mud

    Start with the gentlest treatments and work up from there (i.e. start with treatment 1 and proceed towards treatment 2 if the previous treatment doesn’t work). Some fabrics won’t take stronger treatments, so be sure to consult the label before trying to treat a stain. Don’t forget to test for colour fastness if the garment looks like it might fade.

    • Ease of removal

      A ~ B

    • Treatment 1

      Spot clean with detergent solution before stain dries.

    • Treatment 2

      Soak red earth stains in deoxidizing bleach solution.

    • Treatment 3

      -

  • Rust

    Start with the gentlest treatments and work up from there (i.e. start with treatment 1 and proceed towards treatment 2 if the previous treatment doesn’t work). Some fabrics won’t take stronger treatments, so be sure to consult the label before trying to treat a stain. Don’t forget to test for colour fastness if the garment looks like it might fade.

    • Ease of removal

      A

    • Treatment 1

      Soak in deoxidizing bleach solution.

    • Treatment 2

      -

    • Treatment 3

      -

  • Mold

    Start with the gentlest treatments and work up from there (i.e. start with treatment 1 and proceed towards treatment 2 if the previous treatment doesn’t work). Some fabrics won’t take stronger treatments, so be sure to consult the label before trying to treat a stain. Don’t forget to test for colour fastness if the garment looks like it might fade.

    • Ease of removal

      A ~ C

    • Treatment 1

      Brush

    • Treatment 2

      Knead with diluted detergent solution.

    • Treatment 3

      Soak in Kao Bleach or Kao Colour Bleach solution

Q & A

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