Dilute area with cool water or clear (methyl) alcohol. Follow cleaning directions for garment or fabric.
Stains caused by tarnished metal surface may be dissolved by applying white vinegar, lemon juice or acetic acid.
Then rinse with cool water. If fabric is altered in color, sponge with mild ammonia solution or baking soda.
Sponge stain with warm water and mild detergent. Rinse well. If stain persists, use chlorine or sodium bleach.
Rinse well. Do not iron fabric stained with antiperspirant as it may destroy the garment.
On washable fabrics, dampen stains, sponge with liquid detergent, then rinse, soak in hot detergent solution overnight.
For non-washable materials, sponge gently with alcohol.
Soak washable fabric as soon as possible in cold water until blood rinses out. Then wash per instructions. A few drops of
ammonia will aid in removing stains that have set. For non-washable fabrics, sponge with cold water first then use hydrogen peroxide to remove final traces.
Soak and sponge promptly with cold water, then with liquid detergent if fabric is suitable. Remove detergent
by sponging with alcohol, then launder or clean according to label instructions.
Follow regular laundering or cleaning instructions.
Remove as soon as possible by soaking in warm water containing detergent. For washable fabric, use ammonia to sponge
fresh stains, vinegar for old ones.
Saturate area with cleaning fluid and repeat as necessary.
Rub gently with amyl acetate or trichloraethylene.
COFFEE / TEA
Stretch stained area of fabric over sink or bowl, fasten in place, pour boiling water over stain from height of 2-3 inches.
Follow cleaning instructions for garment.
Rub gently with cleaning fluid, alcohol or dilute by applying turpentine. Rinse the former substances thoroughly by sponging with clear
water, or launder according to directions.
If garment is washable, apply liquid detergent directly to stain and rub gently until suds form outline of stain disappears.
If garment has not been completely rinsed, pressing may cause discoloration which can be removed by re-laundering and rinsing carefully.
Use dull kitchen knife to scrape off as much as possible, then sponge with cold water. If washable, launder as per label instructions. If not,
allow egg to dry after sponging with water, then use cleaning fluid.
Soak or sponge as soon as possible in cold water. Pouring boiling water over the stretched out stain on washable fabric may also remove stain.
Treat as for "cosmetics" above. If stain persists, try sponging with alcohol, or finally with turpentine. If fabric is washable,
rinse with warm detergent solution, then plain water if turpentine is used.
Rubbing gently with clear alcohol removes most plant stains from both washable and non-washable fabrics. If washable, may also be sponged with liquid detergent.
Use cleaning solvent on garment stained by tar, asphalt, axle grease, paint or pitch.
If washable, rub liquid detergent directly over area. Rinse with hot water if fabric will stand treatment. If not, and for non-washable fabrics, sponge thoroughly
with a grease dissolving cleaning fluid.
Treat as for "grass stains".
GREASY AND NON-GREASY (combination stains)
Treat for non greasy removal first using cold water and detergent, rinse and let dry. Then use cleaning fluid on remainder of
stain, repeat if necessary.
If wax is thick, place article in freezer, till hardened, then scrape with dull knife. Then place stained area between two paper towels and press with warm (not hot) iron.
Use cleaning fluid to gently remove last traces of wax. If wax has left dye stain, sponge with alcohol diluted with two parts water.
Some water-soluble types will wash out, others will set in. Test if possible by making a mark on similar fabric and trying to remove it by regular washing. If not, use acetone
or amyl acetate, repeat as needed, rubbing gently.