You take good care of your clothing. You clean and freshen special care clothes, and you do your best to remove those pesky odors from clothes when you detect them. But sometimes clothes get stained, and when they do, they need to be treated immediately. Here are some tips you can use to get rid of some common stains.

Beet Juice, BBQ Sauce or Ketchup

  1. Add one teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent to two cups of water.
  2. Use a clean, white cloth and dap the stain with the mixture.
  3. Blot; don’t rub.
  4. Repeat as needed.
  5. Launder as usual.

Berry Juice

  1. Fill a basin or sink ¼ full of warm water.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing detergent and 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Stir that into the water.
  3. Soak item for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm, fresh running water, wring out excess water and lay flat.Remove tough stains from fine fabrics with WOOLITE At-Home Dry Cleaner
  5. Use a clean white cloth and dab rubbing alcohol onto the stain.
  6. Soak for 30 minutes in water solution made with 1 quart water and 1 tablespoon enzyme product.
  7. Rinse with fresh, cool water.
  8. Launder as usual.

Chocolate

  1. Remove garment and saturate stain with pre-treatment laundry stain product. Follow manufacturers directions.
  2. If stain persists, use a fabric brush to scrub in liquid dish detergent.
  3. Launder as usual.

Grease

  1. Remove garment and place on clean paper towels, with the stain facing downward.
  2. Apply cleaning fluid to the backside of the stain with clean cloth, pressing firmly downward.
  3. Replace underneath paper towels as needed, as they absorb the grease.
  4. Allow to dry. Rinse under clean, running water.
  5. Launder separately, in hottest water that is safe for fabric type.

Oil Paint

  1. Remove garment and place on clean towel, with the stain facing upward.
  2. Using a clean cloth, rub paint thinner or turpentine on the paint stain.
  3. Change cloth frequently, as the paint is absorbed onto the cloth.
  4. Rinse with warm, running water.
  5. Launder separately, in hottest water that is safe for fabric type.

Sometimes you'll find stain removal instructions that include laundering. If you have an odorous stain on a dry clean only fabric, use this tip: To freshen dry clean only clothing, use a product such as Woolite At-Home Dry Cleaner Fresh Scent. This product will not only help to permanently remove the stain, but will also leave your dry clean only clothes smelling fresh and new.