Stain Removal Guide

Pro Tips For Stain Removal:
• For best results, always treat stains as soon as possible.
• Air dry first to confirm stain is removed.
• Make sure the stain is removed from the affected area before running the clothing through the dryer to avoid setting the stain.

Adhesives:
1. Apply ice or cold water to harden surface; scrape with a dull knife careful not to damage the fabric.
2. Saturate with prewash White Wizard® Stain Remover or cleaning fluid.
3. Launder as recommended on the label.
Baby Formula:
1. Pretreat stain with White Wizard® Stain Remover
2. Soak for at least 30 minutes or several hours for aged stains
3. Launder as recommended on the label.

BBQ sauce:
1. Working from the back of the stain, flush it with cold water.
2. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover, using an up-and-down motion with a soft brush to break up the stain.
3. Rinse well.
4. Sponge with white vinegar and rinse again.
5. Repeat, treating the stain with stain remover, then with white vinegar until you’ve removed as much stain as possible.
6. Launder as recommended on the label.

Beverages:
1. Soak up as much of the liquid as possible with a clean cloth.
2. Sponge or soak stain in cool water.
3. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover, liquid laundry detergent, liquid detergent booster or paste of powder laundry product and water.
4. Launder as recommended on the label.

Blood:

Fresh Stains:
1. Soak in cold water for a few minutes (do not use hot water as it will set blood stains).
2. Rinse stain completely with cold water
3. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover or liquid detergent.
4. Launder as recommended on label.

Dried Stains:
1. Saturate with White Wizard® Stain Remover and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.
2. Rinse with cold water.
3. If the stain remains, repeat with stain remover and rinsing.
4. Launder as recommended on label.

NOTE: If stain remains, rewash using a bleach safe for fabric.

Bodily Fluids:
  1. Rinse with cold water.
  2. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover and allow to soak for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Launder as recommended on the label.
Butter:
  1. Pretreat with a White Wizard® Stain Remover and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Launder, using the hottest water that’s safe for the fabric to help dissolve the butter.
Candle Wax:
  1. Scrape off surface wax with a dull knife.
  2. Place stain between 2 clean paper towels and press with a warm iron. Replace paper towels frequently to absorb more wax and to avoid transferring stains.
  3. Place stain face down on clean paper towels. Sponge remaining stain with White Wizard® Stain Remover or cleaning fluid; blot with paper towels. Let dry.
  4. Launder as directed.

 NOTE: If any color remains, rewash using sodium hypochlorite bleach, if safe for fabric, or oxygen bleach.

Chocolate:
  1. When the stain strikes, gently scrape off any excess chocolate.
  2. Once you get the item home, soak it in cool water.
  3. Then pretreat with a White Wizard® Stain Remover
  4. Launder in the hottest water that’s safe for the fabric.

 NOTE: If stain remains, rewash using a bleach safe for fabric.

Collar/Cuff Soil:
  1. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover, liquid laundry detergent or paste of powder detergent and water and let sit for at least 30 minutes
  2. Use a soft bristle brush to work stain remover into stain if needed.
  3. Launder as recommended on the label.
Coffee/Tea:
  1. Wick away any excess liquid.
  2. Sponge or soak stain in cool water.
  3. With a clean towel on the back of the stain apply stain remover and blot away stain from the front until most of the stain is gone.
  4. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover, liquid laundry detergent, liquid detergent booster, or paste powder laundry product with water and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes prior to laundering;
  5. Launder as recommended on the label.
Cosmetics:
  1. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover, liquid laundry detergent, paste of powder detergent or laundry additive and water. Or, rub with bar soap.
  2. Launder as recommended on the label.
Crayon:
  1. Treat the same as candle wax or dampen the stain and rub with bar soap,
  2. Launder using hottest water safe for fabric.

For a Whole Load of Clothes:

  1. Wash with hot water using a laundry soap and 1 cup (212 g) baking soda.

 NOTE: If color remains, launder using sodium hypochlorite bleach, if safe for fabric. Otherwise, pretreat or soak in a product containing enzymes or an oxygen bleach using hottest water safe for fabric, then launder.

Dairy Products:

For Fabric:

  1. Pretreat or soak stains with White Wizard® Stain Remover and let soak for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Soak for at least 30 minutes to several hours for aged stains.
  3. Launder.

For Carpet:

  1. Wick away as much liquid as possible with clean towel.
  2. Saturate stain with White Wizard® Stain Remover and wick away moisture.
  3. Sponge or soak stain in cool water.
  4. Dab with dry, clean towel.
  5. Repeat if needed.

Note: Using an extraction machine is ideal.

Deodorants:

Light Stains:

  1. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover or liquid laundry detergent.
  2. Launder as recommended on label.

Heavy Stains:

  1. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover. Allow to stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Launder as recommended on label.
Dye Transfer:
  1. Attempt restoration of white fabrics that have picked up color from other fabrics by using a packaged color remover, following label directions.
  2. Launder.
Egg:
  1. Pretreat or soak stains with White Wizard® Stain Remover.
  2. Soak for at least 30 minutes or several hours for aged stains.
  3. Launder.
Fabric Softener:
1. Soak in cool water and spray with White Wizard® Stain Remover.
2. Rinse out, then launder as recommended on the label.
Fruit Juices:

For Fabric:

  1. Pretreat stain with White Wizard® Stain Remover.
  2. Launder as recommended on label.

For Carpet:

  1. Wick away as much liquid as possible with clean towel.
  2. Saturate stain with White Wizard® Stain Remover and wick away moisture.
  3. Sponge or soak stain in cool water.
  4. Dab with dry, clean towel.
  5. Repeat if needed.

Note: Using an extraction machine is ideal.

Grass:
  1. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover.
  2. Launder as recommended on label.

NOTE: If stain persists, launder using sodium hypochlorite bleach, if safe for fabric, or oxygen bleach.

Grease/oil:

Light Stains:

  1. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover, liquid laundry detergent or liquid detergent booster.
  2. Launder using hottest water safe for fabric this will help dissolve the grease or oil.

Heavy Stains:

  1. Place stain face down on clean paper towels. Apply White Wizard® Stain Remover to back of stain.
  2. Replace paper towels under stain frequently.
  3. Let dry, rinse. Launder using hottest water safe for fabric.
Gum:
  1. Apply ice or cold water to harden surface; scrape with a dull knife.
  2. Saturate with White Wizard® Stain Remover or cleaning fluid.
  3. Rinse, then launder.
Ice Cream:
  1. Pretreat or soak stains with White Wizard® Stain Remover.
  2. Soak for at least 30 minutes – longer if the stains are old.
  3. Launder, using the warmest water that’s safe for the fabric.
Ink:
  1. Sponge the area around the stain with rubbing alcohol before applying it directly on the stain.
  2. Place stain face down on clean paper towels. Apply alcohol or White Wizard® Stain Remover to back of stain. Replace paper towels frequently.
  3. Rinse thoroughly and launder.

Alternate Method:

  1. Place stain over mouth of a jar or glass; hold fabric taut.
  2. Drip the alcohol or cleaning fluid through the stain so ink will drop into the container as it is being removed.
  3. Rinse thoroughly. Launder.

NOTE: Some inks in each of the following categories _ ballpoint, felt tip, liquid- may be impossible to remove.

Lipstick:
  1. To remove most lipstick stains from napkins, put the napkin stain down on top of a couple layers of paper towel or absorbent towel.
  2. Dampen another towel with rubbing alcohol (70 or 90 percent), then dab, dab, dab the stained area.
  3. Look underneath and you should see lipstick on the paper towels. Keep at it until all of the stain is gone. Some long-lasting lipsticks may need more work to get off.

 NOTE: You also can spritz with White Wizard® Stain Remover onto both sides of the fabric, let set for a few minutes to let the spray work, then scrub with a small brush. Rinse, wash as usual and air dry. If a little color is left, repeat the steps and it should take care of the problem.

Maple Syrup:

Maple syrup or corn syrup stains should be removed as soon as possible.

  1. Begin by using a blunt kitchen knife to remove any excess syrup still on the fabric.
  2. For washable fabrics, flush with cool to warm water from the back of the stain.
  3. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover or liquid laundry detergent and let sit for several minutes. Rinse well.
  4. Wash as recommended according to the garment label.
  5. Don’t put in the dryer until the stain is gone!
Mayonnaise:
  1. Pretreat with a White Wizard® Stain Remover.
  2. Launder, using the hottest water that’s safe for the fabric.
Mud:
  1. When dry, brush off as much mud as possible. 

Light Stains:

  1. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover, a paste of powder detergent and water, liquid laundry detergent, or a liquid detergent booster.
  2. Launder.

Heavy Stains:

  1. Rinse from back of stain to flush out as much dirt as possible.
  2. Pretreat or presoak with White Wizard® Stain Remover or a laundry detergent.
  3. Launder.
Mustard:
  1. Wipe away any excess mustard careful to not smear the stain.
  2. Flush under cold water to loosen the stain, and then pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover.
  3. Launder, using the hottest water that’s safe for the fabric. Add bleach to the wash also – preferably chlorine bleach. (Check the care label to see if it is safe for the fabric.)
Nail polish:
  1. Try nail polish remover but do not use on acetate or triacetate fabrics.
  2. Place stain face down on clean paper towels. Apply nail polish remover to back of stain. Replace paper towels frequently.
  3. Repeat until stain disappears, if it does.
  4. Rinse and launder.

NOTE: Nail polish may be impossible to remove.

Paint:

Water-based Paint:

  1. Rinse fabric in warm water while stains are still wet.
  2. Spray with White Wizard® Stain Remover.
  3. Immediately launder as recommended on label.

 NOTE: Once paint is dry, it cannot be removed.

Oil-based Paint and Varnish:
  1. Use the same solvent the label on the can advises for a thinner.
  2. If not available, use turpentine.
  3. Rinse.
  4. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover, bar soap, or laundry detergent.
  5. Rinse and launder.
Perfume:
  1. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover or liquid laundry detergent.
  2. Launder.
Perspiration:
    1. Use White Wizard® Stain Remover and use a soft bristle brush to work into stain.
    2. Launder using hottest water safe for fabric.

     NOTE: If perspiration has changed the color of the fabric, apply ammonia to fresh stains or white vinegar to old stains; rinse.

    NOTE: Stubborn stains may respond to washing in a product containing enzymes or oxygen bleach in hottest water safe for fabric.

Shoe Polish:

Liquid Shoe Polish:

  1. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover or a paste of powder detergent and water.
  2. Launder.

Paste Shoe Polish:

  1. Scrape residue from fabric with a dull knife.
  2. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover or cleaning fluid; rinse from back of stain.
  3. Rub detergent into dampened area.
  4. Launder using a bleach safe for fabric.
Soft Drink
  1. Sponge the stain with cool water or soak it in cool water for about 30 minutes.
  2. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover.
  3. Launder; if safe for the fabric, add chlorine bleach to the wash.
Tar:
  1. Scrape residue from fabric.
  2. Place stain face down on paper towels. Sponge with White Wizard® Stain Remover. Replace paper towels frequently to absorb more tar and to avoid transferring stains.
  3. Launder in hottest water safe for fabric.
Tobacco:
  1. Dampen stain and rub with bar soap; rinse.
  2. Pretreat or soak in White Wizard® Stain Remover.
  3. Launder.

 NOTE: If stain remains, launder again using a bleach safe for fabric.

Watermelon:

seems to disappear. But if left over time, the stains will oxidize into pale yellow or brown stains. To keep this from happening:

  1. Spray with White Wizard® Stain Remover.
  2. Launder the item in the hottest water that’s safe for the fabric.
Wine:

The faster you catch this stain the better!

            For Fabric:

  1. Sponge the stain with cool water or soak it in cool water for about 30 minutes.
  2. Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover.
  3. Launder; if safe for the fabric, add chlorine bleach to the wash.

For Carpet/Upholstery:

  1. Wick as much of the wine as possible.
  2. Spray with a generous amount of White Wizard® Stain Remover and wick away with clean towel.
  3. Repeat if necessary

Note: For best results, use an extraction machine to lift all of the wine and stain remover.

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