Have you ever thrown an item of clothing into the wash, only to find out when you took it out that it was still completely ruined? If you have a stubborn stain that will not come out then you need to follow this advice.
How To Pre-Treat Stains
Various stains can be pre-treated in different ways by applying common household substances to the station before washing the garment in your washing machine:
Oil – white chalk
Deodorant – dryer sheets
Coffee – baking soda (see * below)
Lipstick – rubbing alcohol
Grease – washing up liquid (see ** below)
Sweat – lemon juice
Ink – Milk and vinegar (see *** below)
Red wine – dish soap mixed with hydrogen peroxide
Blood – hydrogen peroxide
Grass – vinegar
Makeup – shaving cream
Berries – boiling water
Additional Guidance for stain removal
* Coffee stains should first be soaked in cool water using a sponge. Sprinkle a teaspoon full of baking soda onto the stain and massage it in before running through a wash on your washing machine.
** For grease stains, put the stain face down onto a paper towel and use an old toothbrush to run washing up liquid into the stain from the back using a circular motion. Leave it to dry, then rinse it and wash on the highest temperature that is safe for the fabric.
*** Ink stains should be soaked overnight in a combination of two parts milk to one part vinegar before being put through the washing machine.
S&D Ireland: Domestic Appliance Repairs
At S&D Ireland, our local network of fully qualified repair technicians turn up ready to work with many of the most common replacement parts they might need. We always attempt to fix your domestic appliance on our first visit. Call us on a number below to find out more about our domestic appliance repair services, or to arrange for your visit from a repair service engineer.
Washing Machine Repairs Southport Call 01704 779 123
Washing Machine Repairs Bootle Call 0151 601 7150
Washing Machine Repairs Maghull Call 0151 601 7150
Washing Machine Repairs Kirkby Call 0151 601 7150
Washing Machine Repairs Crosby Call 0151 601 7150
Washing Machine Repairs Formby Call 01704 779 123