With the right tools and methods, most stains can be removed from washable clothes. When a spill or stain happens, blot—do not rub—with a clean towel right away. If the garment is dry clean-only, then take it to Tapler’s Dry Clean Super Center—do make sure you point the stain out to one of our garment care specialists at the counter and tell them what it is so they can treat it properly. For machine-washable items, try treating the stain yourself, but always use caution. If a stain is severe or you are afraid of ruining the item, bring it to us.
For all stains:
- Always read care label instructions before attempting to remove the stain.
- Scrape off dried or crusty matter with a dull knife before treating the stain.
- If the stain persists after treating and laundering, do not put the garment in the dryer—heat will permanently set the stain.
- For colored garments, test stain-removal technique on a hidden area first to make sure it won’t bleach or fade the fabric.
- Read instructions on stain-remover packaging—make sure it is safe to use on the fabric.
- If attempts to remove the stain do not work, take the garment to Dry Clean Super Center of Vista Ridge.