How to Spot Clean a Garment

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

How to Spot Clean a Garment. Spot cleaning a garment can be very difficult. Most garments care labels say spot clean only but really there is no such thing as spot clean. If you follow these steps you should be able to remove the stain.

Step 1

If garment is freshly stained take a papertowel and dap to remove any liquid. Treat spot with pretreatment spray and let soak in.

Step 2

If garment is not silk or linen it can be washed. Hand wash in warm water with a mild soap. If garment is silk or linen take to the dry cleaners.

Step 3

After hand washing if stain is still present treat again and let sit a little longer. If stain is gone lay flat to dry.