Blot That Spot
If you spill something on a garment, always Blot That Spot, but do not rub. Rubbing some fabrics, especially silk, breaks down the fibers. Sometimes you won’t know until you wash or dryclean that item and you find a frosted or chalky appearance
Wine and Age = GOOD – Stains and Age = BAD
Always remember time is of the essence for successful stain removal. A coffee stain that happens today will come out much easier tomorrow than it will a week or a month down the road. The longer the stain sits, the bigger the chance the stain will be permanently set in the fabric. Some stains can even breakdown cotton, linen, and silk fibers, causing thinning and even worse, HOLES in the garment.
Bad Acid! Bad Bleach!
Be careful trying home spot remedies, many household cleaning products contain bleach, ammonia or mild acids, which will cause color loss on clothing. If they are left on the clothes for a few days, thinning and fabric damage may develop.