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How Do I Choose the Best Fabric Stain Remover?

There are many types of stain removers available on the market.
Laundry stain remover spray is usually detergent-based.
Bleach is effective at whitening materials that can be safely bleached.
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  • Written By: Harriette Halepis
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 22 November 2014
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There are thousands of stain removers available to the general population, which makes selecting the best fabric stain remover difficult. The best way to determine the type of fabric stain remover that you should use depends upon the stain that you are dealing with. Each type of stain should be treated differently.

Take a look at the back of each fabric stain remover product that you currently own. You will find that many products have been created to handle specific types of stains. Thus, using a grass remover product on a wine stain may not be effective. Unrecognizable stains can be treated by washing a material in cold water, and using a high-quality stain removal product.

Since there are so many different stain removal products on the market today, finding the right one is easier than ever before. Look for a product that will effectively get rid of the type of stain that you are dealing with. You may also want to look for products that can be carried at all times -- this way, you can remove a stain before it has had time to set.

In addition to the products mentioned above, regular household bleach is effective at whitening materials that can be safely bleached. Also, pre-treating any stained fabric by adding a drop of laundry detergent prior to washing can get rid of any tough stains.

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Bloodstains are not like other stains, and any material that has been stained with blood should be washed immediately. When blood is allowed to seep into a material, this type of stain is nearly impossible to remove. After blood has made contact with any article of clothing, the best thing to do is to wash the item with regular soap and water.

Nearly every article of clothing has a label that includes washing directions. Following the instructions printed on this label will ensure the best possible cleaning method, since all materials must be cleaned differently. Any material that must be dry-cleaned should not be washed in a regular washing machine.

In fact, some stained articles may not be cleaned without the help of a professional dry-cleaner. These clothing experts often know how to remove stains that cannot be removed by regular a regular fabric stain remover. Speak with your dry-cleaner about removing a particularly tough stain from a delicate fabric. Even the finest fabrics can become stained, though with the right fabric stain remover any stain can be eradicated.

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