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  • How do I get rid of a water stain out of my UGG boots?

    How do I get rid of a water stain out of my UGG boots? Dirty or stained UGG boots are a cleaning challenge because they are constructed of a material (sheepskin) that is more difficult to care for and is limited in the different types of cleaning age...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    02/18/16 113546
  • Removing Stains From Wool

    My husband has a white wool shawl that has not been washed in YEARS! (He reasoned that since he does not wear it so much, it does not need to be washed.) Anyway, not only does it smell bad, but it has tan, brown, and black body soil stains. He brough...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    03/04/10 17295
  • Using Bleach on White Wool

    I used Clorox® Regular-Bleach₂ with CLOROMAX® on a white wool item and it became a yellowish color. Is there anything that I can use to restore its original color? Bad news. On the back label of all our liquid bleach products is a statement: “A...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/19/10 1702
  • Stains on white knit after washing

    My white knit shirt had stains on it AFTER washing that were not there before going through my machine. What could cause this? There are several possible causes of stains that appear after washing—I can’t say for sure without knowing more about your ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/24/12 2778
  • Removing Bubble Gum

    I have some bubble gum stuck on wool gabardine pants! Can you please tell me the best way to get it out? Given that the pants are a wool blend, your best bet probably is to take them to a dry cleaners. They have the solvents you would need to deal wi...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/22/09 566
  • Removing Ink from Worsted Wool

    How can I remove ink from a ball point pen from my worsted wool garment? For ink stains, I prefer using solvent(s) and applying from the back of the stain to keep from forcing the ink further into the fibers as it dissolves. Here are some step-by-ste...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/20/09 328
  • Soaking a Knitted Shirt

    I have a knitted shirt that has some stains, how long should I let it soak with out damage? Here’s a quick guide to help: A pre-soak with Clorox® Regular Bleach2:  Use 1/4 cup bleach per gallon of water; fully submerge for 5 minutes, then rinse thoro...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/14/11 645