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Stain Removal Tips

Stains come in all shapes and sizes, and knowing how to deal with various types of stains will make the whole process much easier. Follow our stain removal tips – from how to remove a turmeric stain from clothes to getting rid of sticky residues, we’ve got it covered.

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How to remove stains from clothes

All Surf excel’s detergents are specially designed to combat stains, but every now and then you’ll find a stain that needs a little extra effort. To know how to remove these stains from clothes, you’ll have to learn about pre-treatments. You can use Surf excel liquid detergents or powders mixed with water for this. Browse our articles for more pre-treating advice.

When it comes to stain removal you’ll find that a lot of methods emphasize on acting as quickly as possible, but it’s important to know that there are exceptions. Candle wax stains, for example, require a bit more time as you’ll need to wait for the liquid to set. Learn more about this and a variety of other stains, here.

When using water to treat stains, it’s incredibly important to pay attention to the temperature. In this case it depends on what stains are made of: where protein-based stains will only set further when they are exposed to heat, greasy stains need it to soften for easier removal.

Even though it’s often advised to act quickly, you should always remember to read the garment care label and follow the instructions carefully. Removing stains from silk will be different to removing stains from cotton, and consulting the label is the safest way to avoid any damage.