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Easy Stain Removal Tips: How to keep Clothes Bright when washing by Hand

Don't spend hours scrubbing away at stubborn stains – find out how to quickly remove a stain with these handy tips!


Easy Stain Removal Tips

When you’re washing clothes, the last thing you want to do is spend hours scrubbing away on stubborn stains. More often than not, you just want to get the job over and done with as quickly as possible – there are far more enjoyable things to be doing with your time, after all!

But when you have to deal with a tricky tea stain or a particularly stubborn spot of grease? Luckily – we’re here to tell you how to remove stains from clothes fast to keep them bright and white.

Follow these easy stain removal tips and techniques, and you’ll have your clothes clean in a flash! Just remember – always read the care label and wash clothing according to the instructions.

When washing white shirts, pay extra attention to cuffs and collars where yellow stains are likely to form. Use a fabric whitener like Rin Ala for extra brightness!

Easy Stain Removal: How to Keep Clothes Clean and Bright When Hand Washing

If you’re hand-washing clothes, you will need to use a good quality hand wash detergent such as Rin Bar. It is designed to be easy to hold, so if used in combination with a brush, it will help remove stains and leave clothes bright and white.

When it comes to particularly stubborn stains like oil or blood you might need to soak the clothes for a while for the particles to lift from the fabric. To do so, you can use regular washing powder and leave for up to a few hours. Remember to wash according to the fabric type and check your care label first!

Finally, if you’re wondering how to remove a stain from a shirt at the last minute (maybe you’ve spilt coffee on your way to work or dropped some of your breakfast), check out the easy stain removal guide below!


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How to Quickly Remove a Stain: Tips

Spotted a stain but short on time? Try the following, but remember to test any method in a small area first and always read the instructions on the care label beforehand:

1) Use bleach for white clothes

You might want to use bleach like Rin Ala to remove tough stains on white clothes before hand washing them, especially for sweat stains that accumulate on the collars, armpits, and cuffs during the hot summer season.

2) Dab, don’t rub

You might be tempted to rub furiously to remove a stain, but this will only spread it further into the fabric. Dab or blot gently instead.

3) Scrape surface stains

If there is dirt, mud or anything that’s not liquid on your garment, use a spoon or a blunt knife to scrape off excess. This will be much more effective than cloth.

4) Greasy stain? Grab a lemon!

Oil repels water, so instead of rinsing grease and oil under the tap, use a lemon or anything acidic to cut through the grease.

5) Use hairspray on ink

If a pen has leaked on your white shirt, reach for the hairspray. The alcohol in the spray will help to lift the mark.

Easy Ways to Remove Stains from Clothes: How to Keep Clothes Clean and Bright Using the Washing Machine

The best thing about using a washing machine is that it does the hard work for you. No exertion required! But sometimes, even the best appliances fail to remove stains the first time. So, in order to get the most out of a cycle, it’s advisable to pre-treat clothes before you put them into the washing machine. To do so, simply flush the back of the garment with cool water; scrub the stain with Rin Bar, and leave to soak for a few minutes. Then, wash as normal with a detergent designed for the washing machine, such as Rin Matic. This extra tip should help to shift stains without too much effort!

Key Steps:

  1. Always read the clothing care label before attempting stain removal.
  2. Pre-treat or soak stains, depending on your method of washing.
  3. Try lemon or hairspray for a last minute stain solution!

For more easy ways to remove stains or extra advice on washing – be sure to check out the rest of our articles.

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