Ariel's stain removal efficacy

Tough stains need an efficient laundry detergent that can remove them in the 1st wash. Ariel Original Liquid Detergent and Ariel Original Powder Detergent are both great choices. Yet there is sometimes more to it than that. Efficient pre-treating can give you great results without having to wash clothes twice. So how can you ensure tough stain removal in the fewest steps possible?

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When stains need extra treatment, there is a lot of advice out there. Use baking powder or lemon, or something else. But while some stains do require extra treatment, Ariel can help every step of the way. There’s no need for any extra product. Just follow the steps below to master the process for best results.

Stain removal step by step

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    Check fabric care labels

    Your clothes’ fabric care labels will tell you what should and should not be done, the temperature ranges and more. If you need more information on how to read them, check out our handy guide to fabric care labels.

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    When using powder detergent, fill a bucket or sink with warm or cool water, depending on the type of garment and stain. Generally it is safe to go with cool water. Then add a scoop of powder and mix with your hand. Add the clothes and leave them to soak for at least 30 minutes.

    For liquid detergent, you can use Ariel’s handy pre-treat cap. Pour detergent directly onto the stain, and then use the fins on the cap to rub the detergent gently into the stain.

    Check out our stain guides for precise advice on stain removal for many tough stains.

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    Add the pre-treated clothes directly into your washing machine’s drum and add other similar clothes to fill. Be sure not to overload your washing machine. If in doubt, place the palm of your hand in the top of your washing machine’s drum. If it doesn’t fit, remove some clothes until it does.

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    Check the side of your pack or bottle to see the correct dose amount. This depends on how dirty your clothes are, how large the load it is, and how hard your water is. For more detailed advice, check out our easy dosing tips.

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    If you leave your clothes in the drum too long, they can go stale, so remove them immediately or within 2 hours maximum for the best freshness.

Whether you’re looking for ways to keep your white clothing white, or to remove chocolate stains from your favourites, you need to use a high quality detergent for the best results. Ariel Original Liquid Detergent and Ariel Original Powder Detergent are two great choices to get the most out of your clothes.