Stain advisor

Expert advice on how to get stains out.

Red wine, lipstick, ketchup - some of your favourite things can cause difficult stains. But now you can say goodbye to even the most difficult marks with our comprehensive stain removal guide. Just choose the fabric and the stain type you need to treat. After you have select what caused the stain you see the result below. It's that simple!

Nylon generally should be dry cleaned. Always follow garment label instructions when pretreating and laundering your clothes. For colored garments, test an inside seam for colorfastness.

Dye transfer is typically hard to remove. You may, however, try the following instructions: If the garment is washable, wash the garment with an excessive amount of Persil Color powder in the maximum recommended temperature on the garment label. If coloration remains, wash again with corresponding Persil powder and a color safe bleach for colored fabrics. For white fabrics use a chlorine bleach, but then afterwards wash garment with Universal Persil powder once again. If coloration still remains remove stains with a commercial color remover (usually located in the laundry area, if not ask the store assistant). If dry clean only, take it to the dry cleaner for stain removal. To prevent future color transfer, do not leave wet clothing in the washer after the cycle is complete. Also, remember to properly sort light and dark clothes before washing.