Removing stains is the most challenging part of doing the Laundry. But once you learn the fundamentals of tackling a stain and the correct products to use, the job becomes much easier!
We’ve compiled a list of the most common family laundry stains and given you a solution for each.
Soak the item in cold water straight away, and then machine wash as usual.
Scrape off as much chocolate as you can, then prewash the item with stain remover in warm water. Machine wash as usual.
The longer you leave a grass stain, the harder it is to get out. Use a pre-wash spray first, then machine wash as usual with the hottest water safe for the fabric (check garment instructions).
4. Perspiration and Deodorants
Use a pre-wash spray first. If the stains are old, apply white vinegar to the stain. After rinsing, machine wash as usual with the hottest water safe for the fabric (check garment instructions).
If it’s a water-based paint, wipe of as much as possible with a paper towel. Rinse the item in warm water before machine-washing as usual.
If it’s an oil-based paint, sometimes they recommend an option. Otherwise, apply turpentine then rinse. Use a pre-wash spray; rinse, then and machine-wash as usual.
6. Tomato Sauce
Use a pre-wash spray first, then machine wash with a liquid detergent with the hottest water safe for the fabric (check garment instructions).
Sponge the item with dry-cleaning fluid, starting on the outside of the stain and working your way in. Do this on both sides of the garment with a towel underneath to force the market out. Rinse then machine-wash as usual.
Soak the item in cold water, if you can’t do this immediately then start with sponging it with cold water. Use a pre-wash spray then machine wash as usual.
Rub an ice cube over the gum to freeze it, and then remove as much as possible by scraping with a blunt knife. Rinse, and then rub in dishwashing liquid to remove any remaining stain. Machine wash as usual.
10. Make up
Use a stain remover or liquid detergent on the stain. Machine-wash the item in the water temperature recommended.
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