The Ultimate Stain Removal Guide

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Red Wine

Dab with club soda, then cover with salt and let it sit overnight.

Beer

Soak in cold water; pre-treat with stain remover and wash.

Coffee and tea

Dab with white vinegar before washing.

Lipstick

Scrape off excess color, then pre-treat with stain remover and wash.

Blood

Soak in cold salt water for two hours; dab with half-strength ammonia and water.

Foundation

Spot-treat with dish soap then wash on hot

Sweat

Mix equal parts lemon juice + water; add salt to create a scrub and wash.

Chocolate

Spritz stain remover on to pre-treat, then wash.

Soy Sauce

Rinse with cold water and dab with ammonia; pre-treat with stain remover and wash.

Mustard

Scrape off excess mustard and wash on hot

Ketchup

Rinse with cold water from the back, then sponge with white vinegar and wash.

Salad dressing (creamy or Vinaigrette)

Pretreat with stain remover; wash on hot.