How to remove underwear stains

The stains in your dirty underwear are mostly protein based stains, which can be removed when you’re using a washing detergent with enzymes in them. When you’re dealing with body secretions like those in your stained underwear, it’s important to wear gloves when handling them to protect you from germs, and it’s vital you wash the garment immediately. You’ll want to use a washing detergent, like Ariel, with enzymes in them to break down proteins and greasy stains, or even oxygen colour safe bleaches can do the job of cleaning underwear stains. Follow the steps below and find out how to remove underwear stains in the first wash.

Stained Underwear In A Laundry Basket

Removing underwear stains

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    Pour Ariel Original Washing Liquid directly onto the underwear stain.

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    Soak the garment in the sink in warm water with Ariel Original Washing Powder for 30 minutes.

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    Place the garment into the wash with similar items. Leaving the liquid detergent on the underwear stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

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    You can also use the pre-treat cap to ensure you use the right amount of washing detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of liquid detergent and place it directly into the drum of your washing machine, on top of your dirty laundry.

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    Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated by the instructions on the garment’s care label.

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    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately. If the stain still persists, be sure to avoid heat like hot water, an iron or a dryer as this can set the protein stains. Make sure the stain has been completely removed before putting the garment in the dryer.

Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

Underwear stains are not the only tough stains you may come across on your clothes. You may also be left with questions like how to remove poo stains or urine stains, as well as how to remove odours. Luckily, Ariel can give you outstanding results from the 1st wash even in case of tough stains.