How to pre-treat obvious stains
Most stains can be removed, provided that they are handled promptly and properly.
Follow these general tips:
Act fast and rinse stains in cold water before they have a chance to set.
Check the fabric before removing any stain. Silks, wools and many permanent-press fabrics require special care, while stains on cotton, linen and washable fabrics are more easily removed.
Avoid hot water on an unknown stain - hot water sets many stains.
Avoid the use of any chlorine bleach unless the garment tag says it may be used. Fabrics react differently to different stains and stain removal treatments, so it is important to identify the stain to treat it properly.