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, treat tar stains as quickly as possible. Use a dull knife to scrape excess tar from the fabric. Place the stain face down on clean paper towels. Sponge with dry-cleaning fluid, if available. Replace towels frequently for better absorption. Pretreat with wool compatible stain remover. Then wash with Perwoll Balsam Magic in the maximum temperature recommended on the garment label. If dry clean only, take it to the dry cleaner for stain removal.