- Never iron fabric with a deodorant stain, this will permanently damage the fabric.
- Be very careful not to get suntan oils on garments as many of them will permanently stain.
- Do not attempt to remove cosmetic stains yourself, the color in cosmetics runs easily and will enlarge the stain if you try to remove it yourself.
- Never wash an egg stain in hot water – this will cause the stain to set.
- The safest form of mild bleach for whitening all natural fibers is white vinegar.
- A common fatal error is the use of acetone in home stain removal. Acetate fibers will dissolve in acetone – don't attempt your own stain removal.
- Some water spots on fabrics such as taffeta or silk can be removed by holding the fabric over steam (as from a kettle) and then ironing gently while damp.
- If a stain is still wet do not rub it or you will likely spread it – simply try and absorb excess moisture with paper towel or cotton towel.
INK - Do not use hairspray on ballpoint pen ink. The oils and lanolin in the hairspray can cause more stains. Bring it to us.
GUM - To remove chewing gum from kids clothing, harden the gum on the garment with ice; it will become brittle and can be chipped off. Then wash thoroughly to remove any sugar.
CANDLE WAX - Place the stained area between paper towels, or pieces of brown paper, and press with a warm iron to absorb the wax. Repeat with new paper towels until all of the wax has been absorbed.
PERSPIRATION - Soak the stained area in a warm white-vinegar and water solution.