Using a stain remover can save you having to wash an item separately or at a higher temperature, saving on energy, water and detergent.
Some stain removers can also be applied to non-washable textiles.
Universal stain removers can remove various types of stains with a single product.
Liquid detergents are particularly effective against fatty stains.
This icon was officially endorsed by the United Nations in mid 2019 and included in the GHS Sub-committee guidelines (Globally Harmonized System of classification and labelling of chemicals).
Only apply the product where needed. Follow the instructions on the label for best results.
Look at the textile care symbol for bleaching. If bleaching is not allowed (crossed triangle), take extra care before pre-treating: try on a concealed area first.
Keep the care labels on your clothes in order to be able to follow the instructions; the label tells you the best way to care for each item of clothing. clevercare.info is an easy guide to the symbols.
Laundry soap bars work well on many types of stains and are good for pre-treating difficult stains. They can be especially handy when travelling.