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Tough stains: no problem

Let Cleanipedia help you get rid of tough stains by using OMO laundry detergent. Stains, gone!


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When you think of stains, you may that however bad they look, they are invariably here to stay.


It’s time to look those unwanted stains on delicate fabrics in the eye and say: “I will no long tolerate you!”

This is how you can do it! Take a peek at the list of tough stains and how you can conquer them - like the super-parent you are!

Wine stains

Spilling red wine on your new, white shirt is not a look. Wine not? It might not be cool, but it sure can happen. And we have a remedy - so don’t beat yourself up too much. Get rid of wine stains easily by immediately rubbing a handful of salt on the stain. The salt will slowly absorb the stain, which, of course, will turn the salt pink. Once this has happened, soak the item of clothing in cold water and a good dose of OMO washing powder overnight.

Grass stains

Muddy stains

Kids love to play outside without any thought for mum or dad who will end up having to clean up after them, and having to see to their dirty clothes. Because we believe children learn when they are allowed to play, we support OMO when they say “dirt is good.”  That’s why we could not leave you without a mud remedy.

  • As soon as the mud dries, use a hard brush to get rid of the residue.

  • Use your favourite washing powder with a bit of water and rub the item of clothing until the stained area foams.

  • If the stain remains, soak the item of clothing in one part of vinegar with equal amounts of water for 15 – 20 minutes, followed by a gentle wash.

  • Allow to air dry, and the stain should be gone!

Chewing Gum

If it doesn’t end up in their hair or under the table, it could end up on their clothes. Trying to remove gum with your fingers may cause it to spread even further, which could make removing it a daunting task. These handy tips will get you well on your way…

First, you need to test if the item of clothing is colour-fast How to tell?

Apply hot vinegar with a cotton bud to a discreet area of the fabric and allow to sit for 3 – 5 minutes. Blot the wet area with a paper towel, if no colour comes off, the fabric is colour-fast.

  • Warm the vinegar in the microwave or on the stove until it steams. Soak area with the chewing gum in the hot vinegar for 3 -5 minutes.

  • You will now be able to remove the gum easily. Keep soaking the fabric and gently removing the gum until there is no more evidence.

  • Wash the fabric as usual on the hot temperature setting.

  • Tip: Pre-treat stains as soon as possible. This will make it easier to remove them on laundry day. And to be safe, before pre-treating, test a discreet area of fabric with the recommended pre-treating solution or liquid detergent to make sure the garment is not damaged in the process.

Stains? What stains? You’ve conquered them all!

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