Never scrub or rub a stain! The initial urge is to bring out the elbow grease and muscle your stains away. However it is always best to absorb, blot or rinse your stain away. Rubbing or scrubbing only drives the stain deeper and can even wear down your fabric or carpet weaking the fibers pre-maturely. Start with blotting (look up botting techniques on our site), flush fabric with cold water (heat will set many or most stains). Soaking fabrics and then rinsing before washing. Even try freezing stains and peeling them off. Remember absorb not scrub and your success will increase in your stain busting efforts.