Removal of stains from clothes is necessary for proper care of the clothes and to increase the usage of the clothes. Stain removal is an easy task with some simple stain removal tips. However the material of the cloth decides whether the stain can be removed or not. Stain removal is always quick when we remove the stain soon after the stain is formed on the cloth. There are few tools that can help you get rid of the stain in an emergency. Tools like dishwashing liquid, alcohol and shampoo are always useful for emergency stain removal.

Mud Stain Removal from Clothes
Whenever you get a mud stain on your cloth, the first thing you need to do is let the mud dry. Do not try to wipe off the mud, as this will make the mud spread to the rest of the cloth and increase your work. Once the mud has dried, remove the mud with the help of a vacuum cleaner or just shake the cloth. Apply some liquid detergent to the cloth and let it soak for 20 minutes. Then slightly rub the stained area with your fingers. This should remove the mud stain. If the stain is not yet removed, then apply some stain remover and later wash the cloth with your detergent.

Grease Stain Removal from Clothes
Grease stain is the most common type of stain formed, removal of which can be a difficult process. The stained cloth should be treated as soon as possible because a grease stain becomes difficult to remove as the stain gets older. Whenever you get a grease stain, the first thing to be done is to smudge / blot the oil from the cloth. Grease stain can be a stain due to oil products or grease of vehicles. Dishwashing detergents are good at removing grease stains. After blotting the oil, use a liquid dishwasher to get rid of the stain completely. You can use ready-made grease stain removers that are available in market.

Ink Stain Removal from Clothes
There are different types of inks stains and so are different ink stain removal techniques. So, you need to treat each ink stain differently. There are basically two types of ink stains, ballpoint ink stain and water based ink stain. Out of these two, water based ink stains are easy to remove.
Water Based Ink Stain: Place a towel or any cloth below the stained area of the cloth before you remove the stain. Then put some water on the stained area and blot the ink with the help of another cloth. Keep blotting until the stain fades a bit and later wash the cloth with normal detergent.
Ballpoint Ink Stain: Place a towel below the stained area, as in water based ink stain removal. Apply alcohol to the stained area and blot the stain with another clean cloth. You can also use a nail paint remover instead of alcohol. Later, wash the cloth with detergent. If the stain does not fade, repeat the process.

Blood Stain Removal from Clothes
Blood stain removal becomes tough once the blood has dried on the cloth. If the blood is still wet, then do not soak the cloth immediately in the water as this may spread the stain. Put hydrogen peroxide on the stained area: this is one of the effective methods. If the blood has dried, then apply some liquid detergent on the stained area and soak the cloth in cold water for about 10 minutes. Once the cloth is soaked put some soda crystals on the stained area and rub them against the cloth. If the cloth is delicate see that you do not use harsh chemicals.

Alcohol Stain Removal from Clothes
Alcohol stains should be removed at the earliest. These stains are initially colorless but with frequent use, washing and ironing the stain gets darker. When the stain is fresh it can be removed by sponging. Still if any mark is left apply some glycerin on the stained area and rub it with hands. Later, wash the cloth with regular detergent.

You can even refer to the stain removal chart for clothes that are provided by some of the detergent manufacturers. Stain removal from clothes largely depends on the material of the cloth. For delicate fabrics harsh chemicals should not be used. Hence it is recommended that you use the appropriate method for washing the clothes of different fabrics. So, now that you know how to remove stains from clothes from above discussion, get rid of them and enjoy wearing your favorite garments.

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Author's Bio: 

Graeme Stephens has been running the largest owned carpet cleaning company in new Zealand for 24 years. IICRC qualified "master restoration technician"