Should I attempt stain removal at home?

There are several home remedy stain removals on the market, and there are home remedy formulas which have passed down from generation to generation. Without knowledge of the strength and type of fibers, colorfastness, exact nature of the stain, home remedies can place your garment at risk for effective stain removal and for fabric damage. If you have a problem with a stain and want to attempt eradication at home, call your dry cleaner for advice. Stains should be removed as soon as possible. One should use extreme care in using home remedies, like hair spray as a stain remover. While the propellant may “blow through” stain particles, the residual of lacquer often found in hair spray may create even greater problems for removal.