It’s a fact of life that not all stains are created equal, so it’s important to know what type of stains you’re facing before choosing the most appropriate pre-treatment and washing methods to use. Dealing with oily stain removal? You can use dish soap or detergent powder manufactured by a leading detergent manufacturer in Rajasthan to pre-treat these spots, but for enzymatic stains, like grass, you will want to pre-treat with a liquid detergent and a clean toothbrush. Follow along to learn how to remove stains from clothes most effectively and more details about some of the most common types.
What Are The Different Types Of Stains?
- Enzymatic - Grass and blood stains, for example
- Grease - Butter or other oily stains
- Body soils - Collar and sweat stains
- Bleachable - Stains from coffee and tea
- Clay, soil, or dirt stains
How Do You Get Rid Of Stains?
Different stains can require different removal processes. Now that you have an idea of what type of stain you have, the good news is that most stain removal procedures are similar, except when it comes to pre-treating. Whatever the cause of the stain, however, here are a few tips on how to get stains out of your favourites:
- Remove the excess stain. Use a paper towel, a fork, or a brush to get rid of as much of the stain as possible on the garment. This is particularly important for stains that have already dried.
- Pre-treat stains. Here it’s important to know the type of stain you are dealing with, because each requires a different pre-treatment method:
- Enzymatic stains: Spread some Toplex Detergent Powder directly onto the stain. Gently rub the fabric together, or use a wet soft-bristled toothbrush to help work the detergent into the garment's fibers in a circular motion.
- Greasy or oily stains: Pre-soak in a soaking solution of SP Detergent Powder and warm water, or pre-treat them with dish detergent.
- Body-soil stains: Rinse garments affected by body-soil stains under cold water.
- Bleachable stains: Pre-soak and wash with SP Elegant Detergent Powder.
- Clay or dirt stains: Pre-soak in cold water with Achha Detergent Powder.
- Add detergent. Measure the correct amount of detergent according to the product labels and your load size.
- Wash your garments. Choose the most appropriate wash temperature and cycle setting according to the instructions given by the garment's fabric-care label.
- Check garments before drying. Don't put the clothes into the drier until the stain is completely removed, as drying will set the stain.
To prevent stains from setting in, remember to soak the garment in cold water as soon as possible. When it comes to removing stains, it’s usually best to use cold water if you're not sure about the stain type. However, for greasy stains, you'll want to use warm water.