Wine, grease, and makeup are just some of the things causing stains on your favourite wool clothing but most of these can be treated. Below are some tips and tricks for removing all types of stains. All safety precautions recommended by chemical suppliers should be followed.
Note: Refrain from ironing until the stain is 100% removed as it can make the stain permanent.
Remove as much excess liquid from the stained area as possible by dabbing an absorbant, lint-free cloth. Mix warm water and surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol and sponge the stain.
Mix equal parts of alcohol and white vinegar and using a lint-free cloth lightly dab the stained area before using an abosorbent cloth to press gently.
Using a damp sponge immediately to remove excess blood, then softly dab the stained area using undiluted vinegar and then cold water.
Firstly remove any excess oil from the surface using a spoon or knife. Soak a lint-free cloth in proprietary greese remover or white spirit and gently dab the stained area.
Soak a cloth in white spirit and use it to gently dab around the outside of the stain and then follow the instructions above for black coffee.
Soak a lint-free cloth in white spirit and dab stained area gently and then repeat with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar.
Fruit/Fruit Juice/Red Wine
Using a 3:1 ratio of surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol and water and dab the stain.
Two things can work for grass stains: the first way is to soak a lint-free cloth in surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol and dab gently; the second way is to apply soap carefully (either mild tablet soap or flakes) and rinse in warm water.
Soak a lint-free cloth in white spirit and dab stained area gently and then repeat with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar, surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol.
Soak a lint-free cloth in turpentine, spot cleaning spray or fluid and rub stained area gently. Rinse with mild soap water.
Head to Woolmark.com for more details on how to best care for your favourite wool clothes.