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!

Wool 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.

If the garment is washable, harden wax with ice, then remove surface wax with a dull knife. Place wax stain between clean paper towels and press with a warm iron. Replace paper towels regularly to absorb more wax and to prevent transferring the stain. Once most of the wax is absorbed into the towel, sponge remaining stain with stain remover; then blot with paper towel. Alternatively, melt wax by pouring hot water directly on the back side of the stain (garment) or by placing the back side of the garment on a hot wet towel. Then wash in the maximum temperature recommended on the label with Perwoll Balsam Magic. Note: If any wax color remains, relaunder with a wool compatible stain remover. If dry clean only, take it to the dry cleaner for stain removal.