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Tips: remove stains

HG has collected tips from a number of different stain experts to make removing stains much easier. Read below how you can avoid throwing away an item of clothing as the only solution.

An overview of our tips for stains

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How to get grease out of clothes

  • clothing
  • kitchen
  • floors

First of all, try to clean objects that become greasy on a regular basis. It reduces the chance of accidental grease stains…

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How to remove coffee stains

  • clothing

If you do not have time to change clothes, you can try to make the coffee stain less visible and also try to prevent it from…

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How to get ink out of clothes

  • clothing

To remove ink stains, you have to act fast. Immediately place a cloth or paper towel underneath the garment so it can soak…

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Did you know...

you should never rub to remove fresh blood stains?

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How to remove blood stains

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How to get wax out of clothes

  • clothing

Did you know you can prevent candle wax from spilling with just water and salt? Fill a bowl with water and salt before lighting…

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How to remove blood stains

  • clothing

First of all, we advise you to act as soon as the stain occurs to prevent it from drying up. This prevents the blood stain…

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How to clean a mattress

  • mattress

There are various causes for a smelly or stained mattress, varying form urine to excessive sweating if you have the flu,…

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How to remove red wine stain

  • clothing

An accident with red wine spilling on your clothes or carpet can happen, but it is best to prevent it of course. Special…

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Stains in clothing and fabrics

Red stains from strawberry ice cream or chocolate biscuits on the sofa. Coffee spilled because you’re still sleepy in the morning before the start of a busy working day. Red wine in the carpet after a fabulous party. Stains happen just like that! Sometimes it seems impossible to remove them. Yet there are all sorts of ways in which you can remove them from clothing or other fabrics, even the ones that seemed to be persistent!

Remove stains and prevent throwing away

For all stains, the quicker you act, the better! Always prevent the stain from absorbing, because the deeper the liquid has penetrated, the more difficult it will be to remove.

Never rub! It will only make the stain worse or damage the fabric, particularly when you're dealing with delicate fabrics like wool or silk.

Tips for removing specific stains

Each stain requires its own treatment. HG has categorised the tips for treating and removing:

Read our recommendations for freshening up a mattress or a carpet that may have nasty stains.

Do you have questions or your own tip?

If you have a good tip for removing a particular type of stain, please let us know. We would like to share it with our readers. If you have any questions, please complete the 'Ask a Question' form.