How to remove the 7 toughest stains

Quick action is key to stain removal. Lightly dab – don't rub – the stain with cold water (or an appropriate solvent; see below) as soon as possible after the spill. Place the garment face-down on absorbent paper and apply the solvent from the back – this will push the stain out the same way it came in, rather than deeper into the fabric.


remove tea and coffee stains

Dab the stain with a weak solution of white vinegar, then wash according to the manufacturer's instructions. If the stain has set, use an eyedropper to apply neat white vinegar to the back of the fabric, and press it through the garment into an absorbent towel with the back of a spoon before laundering.


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