How to get mud stains out of clothes

Mud stains are easy to come by. Whether you’ve spent the whole afternoon gardening, or your kids have been playing football outside in your backyard all day long, mud streaks can appear anywhere. Don’t worry about it, though. Just read our step-by-step guide below to learn how to get rid of mud stains.

Mud Stains On Shoes

7 steps on how to remove tough mud stains

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    Don’t wait until it’s dry

    Getting mud out of your clothes is easier if the mud is fresh, so whenever possible, don’t wait until the mud on your clothes dries.

  • 2

    Remove excess

    If your clothes are heavily stained with mud, you can get rid of any excess by hand or by rinsing the garments with warm water to avoid any mud from depositing on the drum.

  • 3

    Use Ariel PODS®

    Removing mud stains from your clothes has never been this easy, now that you have professional mud removers, like Ariel Original All-in-1 PODS® washing capsules, to turn to. They’re pre-measured, so there is no need to measure or pour out laundry detergent, which makes it easier when it comes to dosing. All you need to do is simply place the washing capsule at the bottom of the drum before adding your clothes to the washing machine. Use one washing capsule for medium soiled clothes or loads of 4-5kg, and two washing capsules for heavily soiled clothes, loads over 5kg, or hard water areas.

  • 4

    Close the box and keep out of reach of children

    It is important to always close the Ariel PODS® packs with a “Click-Clack” and keep washing capsules out of reach and away from children.

  • 5

    Don’t overload your washing machine

    Place the clothes in the washing machine and on top of the washing capsule. In case your clothes are heavily soiled, make sure you don’t overload your machine by leaving at least a palm’s-worth of space.

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    Select the appropriate wash cycle based on the garments’ fabric care labels. Ariel PODS® washing capsules have been designed to deliver an outstanding clean, even on cold and quick cycles. However, if your clothes are heavily stained, a higher temperature and a longer cycle can also help.

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    Take the clean clothes out of the drum immediately after the wash has finished for the best results. Make sure the outside of the drum is clean before you unload your clothes, as mud can sometimes deposit on the outside of the drum and stain your clothes again.

If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before drying. If the stain is not completely removed, then drying the garment will set the stain.

Effective stain removal on many stains

Now you know how to get mud out of clothes, you may need to remove some of the other stains that can come with mud. Cutting your fingers while tending to your rose bush can leave blood stains behind, but you still want to keep white clothes looking bright. A grey football kit is no good when your team is all in white. Luckily, Ariel deals with blood just as easily as mud, and dingy whites are waiting to turn bright again.