Laundry Stain Removal Guide (Infographic)

We specialize in finding you a professional laundry service that can handle large amounts of garments in an industrial washing machine. However, you don’t always need a bulk laundry service. When doing laundry at home, those pesky stains can be just as tricky as finding a laundry service that fits you.

Many people have a one go to solution for stain removal. However, depending on what kind of stain it is you may find a better solution to get out different substances. Follow these instructions for the most troublesome of stains.

stain removal guide

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How To Remove Stains

Blood

  • Soak garment in cold water mixed with two tablespoons of salt or ammonia.

Chocolate

  • Rinse from the reverse side with cold water. Rub in some dish soap and leave it to sit for 5 minutes, then soak for 15 minutes in cold water.

Coffee

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of water and apply to the stain with a sponge.

Crayon

  • Sprinkle baking soda onto the crayon marks and rub with a cloth.

Ink (Ballpoint)

  • Dab a little non-gel toothpaste over the affected area and rub gently. Wash off with soap. Repeat if necessary.

Grass

  • Pre-treat the stain with white vinegar or dish soap.

Mud

  • Allow the mud to dry completely. Remove as much of the mud as you can then rub dish soap into the area with a damp cloth.

Grease

  • Sprinkle baking soda on the stain to soak up excess grease. Rub the stain with liquid dish soap and wash in the hottest water suitable for the garment.

Red Wine

  • Sprinkle salt on the area to absorb as much of the stain as possible. Rinse from the reverse side of the stain with boiling water and wash immediately.

Perspiration

  • Create a paste with baking soda and water. Apply it to the stain and leave to sit for an hour.

Rust

  • Squeeze lemon juice onto the stain and sprinkle with salt. Allow garment to bleach naturally in the sun.

Sauce

  • Apply white vinegar directly onto the stain and wash immediately. Sunlight will also bleach stubborn stains.

Protein

  • Apply a paste of baking soda and water and leave for one hour. Soak garment in cold water then wash as normal.