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Stain Removal Tips & Tricks for Difficult Stains

Surf excel can tackle the problem of stain removal without taking up much of your time. Be it whites, coloured fabrics, delicate garments or garments like school uniforms and socks that get washed daily and get maximum stains. With the right detergent as your tool, banishing hard to remove stains is a piece of cake. Below are some stain removal tricks associated with various types of stains to help you out. Remember to always check the care label of your garment before attempting any of these stain removal tips for clothes.  

How to Remove Difficult Stains:


Fighting Food Stains Like Ketchup

Kids love ketchup, but it doesn’t taste so good on their clothes! A general tip to remember is to wet the stain with normal water or soda water from the reverse side of the garment as soon as you notice the mark. Pouring from the reverse side ensures you’re not driving the stain deeper into the fabric. Also, it’s wise to take action before the stain dries and use warm water – not hot water – in the process.

Avoid scrubbing the garment as it may lead to setting the stain deeper into the fabric. The right way is to dab the stain. Once the stain has faded out, wash with Surf excel to get fresh looking unsoiled garments.


Fighting Ink Stains

Yes, ink belongs on papers, but often also lands on the clothes of your kids too. No childhood is complete without encountering at least a few inkstains on their clothes. Some stain removal tips to get rid of these unwanted results of yours kids adventures are:  

  • Dab with a clean cloth to soak up excess liquid, take care to avoid spreading the stain.
  • Apply Surf excel Liquid Detergent on the stain and allow it to stand for 15 minutes.
  • Again dab with a clean cloth and you’ll see most of the ink comes off.
  • Continue the normal washing process.
  • For stubborn stains, using rubbing alcohol on the stain can work wonders!


Fighting Mud Stains

The most important way to deal with muddy garments is to let the mud dry out. Scrape off as much as possible at this stage. Then attack the stain with rubbing alcohol on a sponge and wash with water. Then clean it with Surf excel Liquid detergent.  


Fighting Sweat Stains

Perspiration is the body’s way of cooling itself. But the spots it can leave behind on underarms, collars and cuffs are totally un-cool! Here are a few stain removal tips to deal with these un-cool stains. The best thing you could do is be prompt in treating them. Also remember not to iron garments with sweat stains on as heat can set the stain deeper into the fabric. For older laundry stains you can sponge the affected area with a vinegar and water solution.

Also stretching the affected area over a bowl of ammonia so that the fumes penetrate the fabric first, making it moist, can help. Once the stain lightens, wash normally with Surf excel. Kids learn each moment of the day. So let them enjoy and concentrate on the learning process, instead of worrying about hard to remove stains and your scolding. Be a Surf excel mother and don’t let stains hamper your child’s learning process. Do you have any stain removal tricks or tips to share with us? Let us know in a comment!