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The best way to remove stains from wool clothes


We all have accidents, and sometimes, this involves spilling wine or coffee or butter on your favourite item of clothing. So how do you get rid of stains from clothes? Follow our step-by-step guide to remove stains from your favourite wool clothing.

Use the interactive slider below for tips on how to remove stains from your clothes.
Butter, grease or sauce
Egg or Milk
Fruit, fruit juice or red wine
Chocolate, white coffee or tea
Black coffee
Lipstick, makeup or shoe polish
Grass
Ink or ballpoint pen
Alcoholic drinks
Blood
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If a greasy mark forms, firstly scrape the surface of the stain with a spoon or knife to remove any excess oil.

2

Soak a lint-free cloth in proprietary grease remover or white spirit. Gently dab the area.

3
1

Dab gently around the edge of the stain with a cloth soaked in white spirit.

2

Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar.

3
1

Create a mixture of surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol and water in a 3:1 ratio.

2

Immediately dab the stain with the mixture.

3
1

Dab gently around the edge of the stain with a cloth soaked in white spirit.

2

Follow instructions for black coffee.

3
1

Mix alcohol and white vinegar in equal parts.

2

Soak a lint-free cloth in the solution and lightly dab the stained area. Press gently with an absorbent cloth.

3
1

Rub gently with a lint-free cloth soaked in turpentine or spot cleaning spray fluid.

2

Rinse with mild soapy water.

3
1

Apply soap very carefully using a mild tablet soap or flakes.

2

Dab gently with a lint-free cloth soaked in surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol.

3
1

Dab gently with a lint-free cloth soaked in white spirit.

2

Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar or rubbing alcohol.

3
1

Dab gently with an absorbent, lint-free cloth to remove as much excess liquid as possible.

2

Sponge the area sparingly with a mixture of warm water and surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol in equal parts.

3
1

Remove excess blood immediately with a damp sponge.

2

Gently dab the area using undiluted white vinegar followed by cold water.

3

Wool is easy to care for and the natural fibre’s inherent benefits such as resistance to both odour and stains mean that wool clothes require less washing and at lower temperatures compared to clothes made from other fibres. But if you do accidentally spill something on your favourite item of clothing and need to get rid of a stain, these handy tips will have your clothes looking as new in no time.

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A tip on stains


How to remove butter, sauce or grease stains

1. If a greasy mark forms, firstly scrape the surface of the stain with a spoon or knife to remove any excess oil.
2. Soak a lint-free cloth in proprietary grease remover or white spirit. Gently dab the area.

How to remove egg or milk stains

1. Dab gently around the edge of the stain with a cloth soaked in white spirit.
2. Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar.

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How to remove red wine, fruit or fruit juice stains

1. Create a mixture of surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol and water in a 3:1 ratio.
2. Immediately dab the stain with the mixture.

How to remove chocolate, white coffee or tea stains

1. Dab gently around the edge of the stain with a cloth soaked in white spirit.
2. Soak a lint-free cloth in the solution and lightly dab the stained area. Press gently with an absorbent cloth.

Care
A tip on coffee


How to remove black coffee stains

1. Mix alcohol and white vinegar in equal parts.
2. Soak a lint-free cloth in the solution and lightly dab the stained area. Press gently with an absorbent cloth.

How to remove alcoholic drink stains

1. Dab gently with an absorbent, lint-free cloth to remove as much excess liquid as possible.
2. Sponge the area sparingly with a mixture of warm water and surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol in equal parts.

Care
A tip on lipstick


How to remove lipstick, makeup or shoe polish stains

1. Rub gently with a lint-free cloth soaked in turpentine or spot cleaning spray fluid.
2. Rinse with mild soapy water.

How to remove blood stains

1. Remove excess blood immediately with a damp sponge.
2. Gently dab the area using undiluted white vinegar followed by cold water

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How to remove grass stains

1. Apply soap very carefully using a mild tablet soap or flakes.
2. Dab gently with a lint-free cloth soaked in surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol.

How to remove ink or ballpoint pen stains

1. Dab gently with a lint-free cloth soaked in white spirit.
2. Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar or rubbing alcohol.

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