How to remove cough syrup stains

You’re reaching for the medicine to calm that cough, and you accidentally spill it down your shirt instead. When you’re faced with a cough syrup stain, it’s important to treat it quickly to prevent the stain from setting into the fabric, since these stains are also made of bright dyes. The good news is removing cough syrup stains is easy with safe bleaching agents like those found in washing detergents, like Ariel. For Ariel stain solutions see how cough syrup stain removal is doable in just a few easy steps!

Syrup Stain On Clothes

Removing cough syrup stains

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    Remove excess

    Run warm water over the spot of the cough syrup stain, especially if it’s dry, to help loosen it up.

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    Pour Ariel Original Washing Liquid directly onto the cough syrup stain.

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    You can also use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of washing detergent in the washing machine. Just fill you cap with the correct quantity of washing liquid, and place it into your washing machine, on top of your clothes.

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    Without rinsing off the washing detergent, place the garment into the washer with other similar items. Leaving the washing liquid directly on the cough syrup stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

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    Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature allowed by the garment’s fabric care label. Always follow the garment’s care label instructions.

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    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the cough syrup stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before letting the item to dry. Putting the garment in the dryer before the stain is completely removed will set the stain.

Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

Cough stains are not the only liquids that can easily dribble down your shirt, fruit juice stains, hot chocolate stains and coffee stains all leave their mark. The good thing is, Ariel has you covered when it comes to outstanding stain removal in the first wash.