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Using a toothbrush, gently work the cleaning agent into the stain.

Use an up-and-down motion with the brush—tapping the stain with the bristles—as opposed to a back-and-forth motion which can damage the fibers of the garment.

If you are working with a knitted garment, such as a sweater, do not stretch the garment as you are cleaning it as this can cause warping of the fibers.

Work the stain out of the garment. If the stain isn't releasing, check out the Stain Removal page for help on your particular stain.

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