The following procedures apply only to washable items, not items that are to be drycleaned. Some stains are not easily seen when the fabric is wet. Air dry items to be sure that the stain has been removed. Machine drying might set the stain permanently. Work on stains from the reverse side to prevent them from spreading. Soaking
Soaking garments with either laundry detergent or a special presoak product (Biz, Clorox 2 or Snowy*) will aid stain removal. Soak protein stains (blood, grass or egg) in cold water. Soak oily stains in warm water. 30 minutes or less should be sufficient. Pretreating
Use a liquid laundry detergent, a paste of granular detergent and water or a special pretreat product (Clorox Spray Out, Spray & Wash or Shout*). Follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Stain Remover Guide
Soak in warm water. Launder in hottest water safe for fabric. Use appropriate bleach. If a grease stain remains, soak in warm water with a pretreat product. Rinse thoroughly and relaunder.
Soak in cold water. Pretreat remaining stain. Launder in hottest water safe for fabric. Use appropriate bleach. If stain persists, soak in warm water with presoak product.