Use a clean, lint-free cloth to carefully blot up any excess stain that hasn't yet soaked into the fabric. Avoid scrubbing or rubbing.
Fill a sink or large bucket or bowl with cold water. Submerge the stained item in the water and allow it to soak for approximately 30 minutes.
Remove the item from the cold water bath. Inspect the stained area. If stains are still visible, continue to the next step.
Pour a liquid detergent directly on the stains. Allow the detergent to remain on the stain for approximately 30 minutes.
Rinse away the detergent in a sink or bucket, using cool water. Inspect for remaining stains.
Wash in warm water as instructed on the label (some garments may require the delicate cycle or hand washing). Use a color safe bleach, following the directions on the bleach to determine the amount to add.
Remove from the wash and inspect for stains. Allow to air dry if no stains remain.
Saturate the stained areas in a stain removing pretreatment product. Allow the pretreatment to remain on the item for approximately eight hours (or overnight.)
Wash the item in very hot water, using regular laundry detergent. Be sure to follow the label instructions regarding wash cycle. Inspect the garment for further stains. Allow to air dry.