6 Tips for Tackling Tough Stains

January 9, 2024

Everyone encounters tough stains on clothing, upholstery, or carpets at some point. Whether it's a spill of red wine, a grass stain, or something more mysterious, removing these blemishes can be a challenge. But fear not! InPlace, your go-to for domestic cleaning services, is here with expert tips to tackle those stubborn stains.

1. Identify the Stain

The first step in effective stain removal is identifying what caused it. Different substances require different treatments. For instance, protein-based stains like blood or egg need a different approach than grease or ink stains.

2. Act Quickly

Time is of the essence when it comes to stain removal. The sooner you address the stain, the better your chances of removing it completely.

3. Blot, Don’t Rub

If the stain is still fresh, gently blot it with a clean, dry cloth. Rubbing can spread the stain and embed it deeper into the fabric.

4. Cold Water for Protein Stains

For protein-based stains, use cold water instead of hot, as heat can set these types of stains. Gently dab the stain with cold water before applying any cleaning solution.

5. Homemade Solutions

There are several effective homemade solutions for stain removal. For example, white vinegar and baking soda can work wonders on a variety of stains. Be sure to test any solution on a small, inconspicuous area first.

6. Avoid Over-The-Counter Stain Removers for Delicate Fabrics

For delicate fabrics, it's best to avoid harsh chemicals. Gentle soap and cold water are often safer options.


Stain removal doesn't have to be a nightmare. With these tips and a bit of patience, you can tackle most common stains. However, for those particularly stubborn or delicate situations, don't hesitate to call InPlace. We have the expertise and equipment to deal with all sorts of stains and cleaning challenges.

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