5 Types of stains and how to get them out of your washable clothes

2019-04-25

5 Types of stains and how to get them out of your washable clothes

Stains don’t have to be the end of a favourite garment. With some helpful laundry tips and Skip Intelligent, you can restore your old favourites. We have a few suggestions to help you get rid of these common stains.


Grass stains

Wipe off any excess grass with a dry cloth. Gently dab the area with a sponge soaked in an alcohol-based solvent such as methylated spirits or rubbing alcohol. Then wash the garment according to the laundry care instructions on your Skip Intelligent detergent. For white clothes use the Skip Intelligent Perfect Whites. Tip: Start with a 50:50 alcohol and water solution first before moving on to straight alcohol.


Red wine stains

Sprinkle table salt onto the spill to stop it from spreading and to absorb any excess liquid. Soak the item in cold water as soon as possible. Finally, wash the garment at the highest possible temperature for the fabric type using Skip Intelligent washing powder. Tip: Don’t scrub or dab a fresh stain, if you apply too much pressure, you will push the stain further into the fabric. Try to draw the spill out first.


Blood stains

Soak the clothing in cold water and salt or in a warm water and detergent solution. This will stop the proteins from bonding to the fibres. Now wash the garment according to the fabric type, preferably on a cooler setting. Use Skip Intelligent Fabulous Edition washing powder to keep colours vibrant. Tip: Hot water will set the stain, so select a lukewarm or cold wash cycle or hand wash in cool water to get the best results.


Fat and oil stains

Try to tackle the stain right away. Sprinkle on some baking soda to absorb and draw out the grease. Wash at the maximum temperature recommended for the fabric. Skip Intelligent Perfect Darks washing liquid with fibre care technology helps keep dark clothes dark.Tip: Press the area with a warm iron over blotting paper to draw the grease out onto the paper.


Coffee and tea stains

For stubborn tea or coffee marks, mix together one part white vinegar to three parts water and dab onto the fabric with a sponge. Wash using Skip Intelligent to help shift any remaining traces of the stains. Remember to wash at the temperature recommended on the garment’s care label.Tip: For fresh coffee stains, first try plain cold water. Run cold water through the back of the stain. Then wash as normal with your laundry.


Our range of laundry detergents are designed for different types of washing to target even the toughest stains - to make your wardrobe great again. You’ll soon agree, fabric care with Skip is as easy as 1-2-3.