Stain advisor

Expert advice on how to get stains out.

Red wine, lipstick, ketchup - some of your favourite things can cause difficult stains. But now you can say goodbye to even the most difficult marks with our comprehensive stain removal guide. Just choose the fabric and the stain type you need to treat. After you have select what caused the stain you see the result below. It's that simple!

Nylon generally should be dry cleaned. Always follow garment label instructions when pretreating and laundering your clothes. For colored garments, test an inside seam for colorfastness.

If the garment is washable, brush the excess stain off the surface of the Brush the excess stain off the surface of the fabric. Place stain face down on white paper towels. Sponge with rubbing or denatured alcohol (hair spray usually works as well). Then rinse and wash with Universal Persil powder. If dry clean only, take it to the dry cleaner for stain removal.