This sample was soaked first in water, it was pre-treated with Shout brand cleaner and left to sit for a few minutes and then hand-washed and treated with 2 Tbsp of the modern laundry detergent, Purex before being beaten with a laundry bat for several minutes.
Again, the modern cleaners were quite good at removing most of the stains. The ink stain faded just slightly and there is a slight discoloration on some of the stains.
A. Olive Oil – Gone
B. Red Wine – Mostly Gone
C. Mustard Sauce – Mostly Gone
D. Green Sauce – Gone
E. Blood – Gone
F. Mud – Gone
G. Beeswax – OK
H. Iron Gall Ink – Not Good
|Gone||No noticeable trace of stain remaining|
|Mostly gone||The stain has mostly been removed but there is a slight discoloration|
|OK||The stain has been lightened but there is still a noticeable discoloration.|
|Not Good||No change or the stain is still very noticeable.|