Stain Removal Tips

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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  • Removing blood stains from your clothes
    Removing blood stains from your clothes
    When you have active kids, you have to tackle so many different stains – including blood stains! You probably have had to get rid of blood stains in your little one’s clothes – for example, if he’s fallen down and scraped his knees! Being a mother means that you need to comfort your little ones […]
  • Tips for Washing White Clothes
    Tips for Washing White Clothes
    Read on for tips on washing white clothes to keep your whites looking bright & stain-free!
  • Chocolate Stain Removal
    Chocolate Stain Removal
    Chocolate can be messy! Find out simple tips on how to banish chocolate stains from clothing here.
  • Removing Mud & Clay Stains
    Removing Mud & Clay Stains
    Find out how to remove mud and clay stains from your little explorer's clothes here!
  • Removing Chewing Gum Stains
    Removing Chewing Gum Stains
    Removing Chewing Gum from Clothes need not be a nightmare with these 3 tips – Find out more here!
  • Ink Stains & Chewing Gum
    Ink Stains & Chewing Gum
    Every time we leave the house, we’re putting ourselves at risk of getting stains on our clothes. Even when performing mundane tasks, such as walking to the local shops or picking the kids up from school, there are three big risk factors when it comes to stains: sweat, grease, and dirt. It’s impossible not to […]

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.