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How to Remove Stains from Colored Clothes

This article will show you how to remove stains from colored clothing. The difficulty level of the task will depend heavily on the stain you are trying to remove and how long the stain has been there.

This article will show you how to remove stains from colored clothing.  The difficulty level of the task will depend heavily on the stain you are trying to remove and how long the stain has been there.

  1. Before you do anything, you should soak the stained area in some sort of laundry pre-treatment, or stain remover. A great option is Spray n Wash, or OxyClean.
  2. Allow the stain to sit and the chemicals to work through the area before you wash the clothes.
  3. Wash the garment, and repeat if necessary. If you have powdered OxyClean on hand, add some of this to the load to help keep your colors bright.
  4. Tip

    Each stain is different, so you make want to seek information for your particular stain if it's a tough one.

    Warning

    Never use bleach!

Things You Will Need

  • Water
  • Stain Treatment
  • Laundry Detergent
  • OxyClean (Optional, but recommended)

Tip

  • Each stain is different, so you make want to seek information for your particular stain if it's a tough one.

Warning

  • Never use bleach!

About the Author

Lucinda Watrous is professional freelance writer and web designer. She currently holds an Associate's Degree in Interactive Media Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She has been freelancing for almost two years and enjoys writing on a variety of subjects such as personal finance, web design, and parenting.