Lynne the Laundry Lady’s Common Sense Stain Fighting Tips!

Gotta Question ask Lynne the Laundry Lady General Stain Guidlines:

  • Treat stains promptly. Fresh stains are easier to remove than old ones. If the stain is on a nonwashable fabric, take it to the dry cleaner as soon as possible, and describe the nature of the stain and the fiber content of the garment.
  • Read and carefully follow package directions when using any stain removal product.
  • Always test stain removers on an inside seam or other hidden part of garment for color fastness. To test, apply product and let stand 2-5 minutes, then rinse. If color changes, do not use product on garment.
  • When using a bleach, do not try to bleach just one area of garment; bleach the entire garment to prevent uneven color removal.
  • When treating, place stained area face down on a clean paper towel or white cloth. Apply stain remover to the underside of the stain, forcing stain off the fabric surface instead of through it.
  • Never put chemical dry-cleaning solvents directly into washer.
  • Thoroughly rinse and air dry areas treated with dry-cleaning solvents before placing in washer, to avoid a fire.
  • Do not mix stain removal products together. Some mixtures, such as ammonia and chlorine bleach, can produce noxious fumes.
  • Always launder washable items after treating to remove residues of the stain and the stain remover.
  • Have patience; it takes a little extra time and effort to remove some stains.
  • Remember, some stains cannot be removed.

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