Surprised. But never overwhelmed.
Stains happen when we least expect it, catching us by surprise. But they should never slow you down. So we’ve put together some quick tips to get you out of tricky situations when stains strike.
A simple way to tackle baby food on your clothes or your babies’ is to soak the stained clothes in warm solution containing washing detergent for at least two hours. After which wash as the care label instructs.
Don’t believe the urban legends about beetroot stains, because it does come out. Soak the stained garment in cold water for an hour, and then wash with detergent.
Tomato/ Ketchup/ sauce
Saucy stains should be soaked for one hour in cold water. Then, wash as normal in detergent and according to the fabric care label.
Butter/ cooking oil/ grease/ margarine
Don’t put the lid on your culinary skills in the kitchen just because of a few stains. Get rid of them. Soak the stain in warm solution contain detergent for an hour. Then wash as normal at the hottest temperature as indicated on the care label.
Coffee and tea
Soak the stain in cold water for an hour and wash with detergent. Then, go ahead and make yourself another cup.
Desserts – including chocolate/ ice cream/ jam
As delicious as they are, desserts can also leave behind nasty stains. Soak the stain in warm water containing detergent and then wash as normal.
Chewing gum when soft can be a nightmare, but is easier to remove when it’s hard. So place the affected item into a bag in the freezer, or put ice onto the gum. Once it has hardened, you’ll find it breaks off quite easily. Then use detergent to wash as normal.
Sure you’d want to smell good, but you wouldn’t want any tell tale signs either. Remove white marks from deodorants by pre-treating the stain with a liquid detergent and soaking it in warm water. After an hour wash according to the instructions on the label.
Cosmetics – lipstick, mascara and sunscreen
Pre-treat marks with a liquid detergent and leave for one hour, then wash as normal at the hottest
temperature indicated on the care label.
Ink – Ballpoint and felt tip
Soak overnight in cold water containing a bit of liquid detergent, then wash according to the care label.
Dab older stains with nail varnish remover (not suitable for synthetic fabrics) then wash as normal.
Choosing the right detergent
When soaking, we recommend you use Ariel. It is gentler on your clothes especially delicates. This
ensures your clothes come out impeccably clean in just 1 wash.