Stain Identification

Before you start take an educated guess at what your stain might be, it will help in the long run.
Identification takes a little bit of detective work. The colour and texture (feel) of the stain gives you a good idea of what it might be but also consider the position of the stain on the garment, which gives a huge clue. We're therefore giving hints on both types of detective work and you can use these to narrow down the likely origination of your unknown stains.

Description

What It Might Be

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Red Spots lipstick
ink
ball point pen
berries
felt pen
red wine
rouge
candle wax
crayon

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Green Spots grass
mustard
mould
spinach
ink
liquer

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Blue Spots ink
ball point pen
paint
marking ink
crayon
red wine

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Yellow and Brown
Spots
fruit
coffee
tea
cola
mustard
leather dye
rust
urine
tobacco
excrement
singeing
perfume
medicines
wine
beer

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Grey and Black
Spots
graphite
grease
metal scourings
silver nitrate
carbon paper
shoe polish
damp (mildew)
printers ink
dirt
photo-developer
mineral oil
marking ink
iodine

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Soft Spots with a
Distinct Edge
protein
milk-food
cream
beer
ice cream
blood
cod-liver oil
chocolate
vomit
meat & gravies
sweat
skin cream
liqueur
sperm
deodorant

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Hard Spots with a 
Distinct Edge
oil-paint
lacquers
tar
retexturing
adhesives
nail polish
wax
varnish
sugar
natural & synthetic resins

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