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Stains and How to Get Rid of Them

remove stains from laundryNot every stain is the same! Pay attention to these washing hints BEFORE treating your laundry. Afterwards it is not adviseable to use a dryer, but a drying rack. Because a drying rack does not produce heat and therefore does not press remaining stains into your clothes.

Washing Hints


Always remember to handwash using an up-and-down motion with a soft brush and do not push in too hard. Otherwise you will smear the stain into the fabric even more. For the several kinds of stains, we recommend these individual methods:

Chewing Gum

THAT IS annoying. Try ice cold water to harden the material or even put it in the freezer. Still your fabric should not be too sensible, cause in the next step you will have to scrape the hardened chewing gum. Also you can prewash with stain remover or cleaning fluid and then try to wash it normally to protect your clothes.

Fresh Blood, Tomato, Baked Beans, Barbeque Sauce

blood remove fabric
If baked beans, something tomato based or similar has ruined your cloth, like a stain from pizza sauce or ketchup, turn your cloth around. From the back of the stain just rinse the stain with cold water.If there is still something left afterwards, add enzymatic cleaner like Oxy-Clean wait another ten minutes. Wash afterwards in your laundry machine and no tomato-tracks left!

Take care: DO NOT DRY until you’ve checked the stain. Otherwise the stain will get unremoveable. If necessary, repeat steps.

Beverages

red wine stain

Wine is fine. But not so much wine on your clothes!


Got some coffee, tea, soft drinks, wine or alcoholic beverages? Also your jumper or shirt got it as well? No worries! Soak it in cold water like you should do when cleaning out tomato based things and then apply some sodium hypochlorite bleach, if safe for fabric, or oxygen bleach.

Chocolate, Mud

First use cool water and prewash liquid, then take to hottest water advised for the fabric (see instructions).

Milk, Dairy products, Egg

Soak the stain into a product containing enzymes for at least 30 minutes. Then just launder to remove the remainings.

Another all-in-one method is vinegar & baking soda. Just apply them one by one and you will get rid of nearly every stain!