Use our interactive stain guide to learn how to treat your toughest stains.
Stain removal to keep your favorite clothing looking its best. Quick and easy to use expert advice, the Purex Stain Guide helps you identify the right treatment for stain removal. Whether chocolate, wine, coffee, grease or blood stains - here's how to remove it. For the ultimate stain removal assistance on the go, download Purex’s mobile app for the Purex stain guide, free Purex promotions and more helpful laundry advice. How to use the guide: Not sure how to get rid of a tough stain? The Purex Stain Removal Guide is here to help! Just select a stain type, the cause of the stain, what fabric you need to treat and then click "get Results." It's that simple!
2. Choose Stain
- Chewing Gum
- Baby Formula
- Beverages (coffee, teas, soft drinks, wine, alcoholic, drinks)
- Candle Wax
- Catsup/Tomato Sauce
- Collar/Cuff Soils
- Dairy Products (milk, cream, ice cream, yogurt, cream soup)
- Deodorants, Antiperspirants
- Dye Transfer (white garment that picked up bleeding dye from another garment)
- Fabric Softener
- Fingernail Polish
- Fruit Juices
- Grass Stains
- Grease (motor oil, animal fat, mayonnaise, salad dressing, butter, cooking oil, and car grease)
- Pine Resin
- Shoe Polish
How To Remove Candle Wax Stains From Polyester
Always follow garment label instructions when pretreating and laundering your clothes. For colored garments, test an inside seam for colorfastness. If the garment is washable, follow the instructions below. Harden wax with ice, then remove surface wax with a dull knife. Place wax stain between clean paper towels and press with a warm iron. Replace paper towels regularly to absorb more wax and to prevent transferring the stain. Once most of the wax is absorbed into the towel, sponge remaining stain with Purex® Complete with Zout® detergent; then blot with paper towel. Let dry, wash with Purex® detergent. Note: If any wax color remains, relaunder with a color safe bleach (or chlorine bleach for white fabric).