4 Types of Stains that Dry Cleaning Can Remove

You’re sitting in your living room watching TV and eating your favorite burger when, suddenly, the sauce decides to make its way to your shirt. It’s a tale as old as time. From accidental drink spills to oil flying out of the cooking pot, stains are a daily part of our lives.


But some stains are tougher to remove than others, and market detergents can’t do anything for them. That’s where we come in. Dry cleaning services like ours can help you remedy the damage with effective organic dry cleaning.

Dry Cleaning for Stain Removal

In broad terms, stains are either water-based or oil-based. Let’s take a look at a few of them and why—for a successful result—it’s necessary to treat them with dry cleaning.

Grease Stains

If you’ve ever had experience with oil and grease stains and tried removing them at home, you know it’s a bad idea. Water and detergent are not only highly ineffective, but can also make matters worse by spreading oil all over the cloth, leaving it spoiled beyond repair.

Tannin Stains

Tannin is popularly known as a vegetable dye; tea, coffee and wine stains are the most common examples of tannin stains. Some tannin stains are easy to remove, but others from beverages and juices are tougher and difficult to remove at home.


Multiple removal attempts at home may cause the fabric to discolor or distort, which is why dry cleaning is recommended.

Protein Stains

Organic materials are a common source of protein-based stains. This includes blood, sweat, meat and dairy stains. Protein stains require a specialized protein stain remover that practically digests the protein during the dry cleaning process.

Dye Stains

Ink, grass and fruit stains fall in the dye stain category. Very tough to remove, the process may require multiple steps for effective treatment so make sure you leave it to professional care.

Additional Information

Organic Dry Cleaning services is a very powerful process and can even remove set-in stains from fabrics. Make sure you mention the nature of stain when you bring your clothes in, so we can use a custom cleaning solution, if necessary. Some stains can be removed using a spotting method while others need protein-based treatment.

It’s always better to take stained laundry to the dry cleaners immediately, instead of waiting for hours or days. If you need a pickup service in New York, Brooklyn or Queens, call us at 718-459-7770 or schedule the pickup online.