THERE’S nothing more annoying than getting a stain on a piece of clothing – especially if it’s new.
And while there are thousands of stain removing products on the market, it’s hard to know if any of them actually do what they say on the packaging.
Put some detergent on your stain and let it sink in before you put it in the washing machineCredit: Getty
You can almost guarantee, however, if you take the item to a dry cleaners that they’ll get it out.
But how do they do that? What’s their secret?
Well, Diamond Tailors & Dry Cleaners – specialists in alterations and designer clothing care – have revealed their easy three-step routine to getting rid of any stain.
“The first step would be to identify if the clothing can go in the washing machine or whether it’s dry clean only,” they explained.
“This matters the most because items that are dry clean only would require a different type of stain removal.”
Next, to remove stains such as chocolate, red wine or grass, rub a strong detergent onto the stained area and leave it for a few minutes (or longer if you have time).
Then pop it in the washing machine, along with some more detergent.
While you can use any detergent, many mums have had enormous success with stain removal using Napisan Non-Biological Stain Remover.
Or why not try Ariel Original Washing Powder – a good all-rounder detergent.
“To ensure optimum results and to get the stain out you must ensure its cleaned on a full washing cycle and not a quick wash,” Diamond Tailors & Dry Cleaners added.
“Also it’s best to wash it on a 40 degree wash rather than a cold one.”
The temperature of your wash is important because the heat helps to activate your detergent, as well as helping to sanitise your clothing – making it look and feel clean and fresh.
It’s also important to make sure you do the wash on 40 degrees or higher, as it’s the temperature that activates the detergentCredit: Getty
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