These Ingredients Can Easily Remove Stains From Your Kids’ Clothes

From food and drink to paint and ink, your kids are prone to dropping something on their clothes every once in a while, and end up staining them. Don’t worry, these cleaning tips using household ingredients can help you remove those stains.


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Whether your son has accidentally dropped some chocolate on his clothes or your daughter spilt gravy on hers, the trick lies in attacking the stain from the word go! Here are some easy laundry tips to knock those unwanted stains off your children’s clothes like a pro.

1)   Remove Tomato Ketchup Stains with Vinegar

Add 2 cups of vinegar to a bucket of water. Soak the stained garment in this solution for half an hour. Take out the garment and gently rinse the stained portion of your clothing. Next, rub a pea-sized amount of your regular detergent on the stain and wash it in your washing machine with cold water.

2)   Remove Chocolate Stains with Detergent

Take a spoon and scrape off the dried part of the chocolate stain from the garment. Now, hold the stained part under cold running water to remove as much of the stain as possible. In a bucket of water, add 2 cups of detergent and soak the stained garment in this solution for half an hour, and then wash as usual.

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3)   Remove Oil Stains with Dishwashing Liquid

Did you know you can remove oil stains from your garments using dishwashing liquid? Well, you can! Simply take ½ tsp. of dishwashing liquid, apply it directly on the stained area of your clothing and rub it gently. Let the dishwashing liquid work its magic for half an hour, then wash your garment on a regular cycle in your washing machine.

It’s that simple! The next time you spot any of the above stains on your kids’ garments, don’t panic. Keep calm and try these solutions. You can thank us later!

Frequently asked questions on tough stains

How do you get stubborn stains out of a shirt at home?

First one must understand the type of stain and the kind of ingredients one can use to pre-treat it. Usually most fresh stains can be pre-treated by emulsifying liquid laundry detergent and applying it on the inner and outer side of the fabric. Surf Excel Matic Liquid Detergent is a great pick to remove tough stains and also care for your clothes. After letting it soak/sit for some time, rinse well with cold water and the stain should fade away.

What are the different stain types?

While there are multiple types of staining that can occur on fabrics, the most common ones include, blood stains, oil stains, coffee stains, gravy/ketchup stains, ink stains, grease stains, sweat/dirt, cosmetic stains and wine stains. And there are a number of ways one can remove them with the right mix of laundry products!

How do you remove stain from clothes with toothpaste?

Toothpaste is a versatile cleansing agent and can remove many different types of stains, especially food-related stains. Take a pea size amount of the toothpaste, emulsify it with water and directly apply it on the stained area of the fabric. Gently rub the stain till it almost fades away and rinse with lukewarm water, and launder as usual.

Are stubborn stains (oil/ink) permanent on clothes?

It really depends on the type of stain and how long it has been. While some stains are permanent, most common stains caused due to household items can be removed with the right mix of laundry treatments. Surf Excel has a range of products that are designed for tough stain removal in the machine wash whilst retaining the original colour of the fabric.

What is the best stain remover?

When it comes to quick solutions, the most widely used bleaching agent includes vinegar and baking soda. While they are easy hacks they can be harsh on your fabrics, especially for delicate textures. Surf Excel has designed a range of products right from Surf Excel Matic Liquid Detergent to Surf Excel 3 In 1 Smart Shots for a superior cleaning experience that helps remove tough stains in the machines and cares for your fabric at the same time.

How to remove stains from clothes using baking soda?

It’s very simple to remove stains using baking soda. Simply wet the stained fabric. Then sprinkle some baking soda onto the fabric and let it sit for several minutes. Gently brush away the paste before putting it for a machine wash.

Can baking soda/vinegar remove tough stains from clothes?

Both are commonly known ingredients used to remove stains on clothes. While baking soda acts as a natural bleach or cleanser, the acetic acid in vinegar acts as a disinfectant to lift many different types of stains.

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