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How to remove egg stains from clothes

Most parents have a slight moment of panic when the youngest family member starts requesting to help out in the kitchen. But runny eggs and little fingers needn’t be a recipe for disaster. Sure, it’s easier to bake a cake while they’re napping, but letting them participate in the kitchen is a great way to stimulate their imagination and senses.

If you’ve ever winced at the thought of letting your child stir the cake batter or hesitated to give them a go at cracking the eggs, then this guide is for you. Just follow these steps and find out how to get rid of egg stains from both white and coloured clothes so that you and your kids can get back to making delicious treats!  


So does egg yolk stain clothes?

It doesn’t have to! The key to removing egg stains is treating the stain as soon as possible. If the egg is cooked, brush away any residue before treating the stain. If it’s raw, just scrape off as much as possible before beginning. Don’t forget to test any cleaning method on a small, inconspicuous area first and make sure to read your garment’s care label before starting.  


How to get egg stains out of clothes using plain salt and water

This is an easy and eco-friendly method of removing egg stains that works especially well with coloured clothes.

  1. Soak the garment in cold salt water for a few minutes
  2. Gently rub the stain. You can use more vigorous methods – like a soft toothbrush – for sturdy fabrics like denim
  3. Wash as usual with a detergent that has stain-removing properties. Persil small & mighty Bio works well even at cooler temperatures like 30°C and helps lift any lingering marks – just follow the dosing instructions on the label

Top tip: When following these steps to remove an egg stain, don’t forget to use cold water when pre-soaking. Warm temperatures can set the protein in the egg, making the stain harder to remove.  


Remove egg stains with a little time and patience

If you’re dealing with a particularly stubborn stain, or one that you didn’t treat immediately, there’s no reason to fret. There’s still a good chance of getting your garment back to its old glory – it might just take a little longer. This method works well for both white and coloured clothing.

  1. Dab a small amount of biological detergent, like Persil small & mighty Bio, directly onto the stain, remembering to test on a small area like a cuff or hem first
  2. Massage the stain gently and let the product sit for up to 30 minutes
  3. Wash as normal with your favourite detergent
  4. Repeat as desired for tougher stains

Top tip: Enzymes in biological detergents are brilliant at breaking up proteins in things like egg stains. This can help get you and your children back into your chef’s whites in no time!  


Time to enjoy fuss-free fun in the kitchen

With these simple tips, next time you and your little ones do some baking or simply have a mishap at breakfast time, you’ll know how to remove egg stains from clothes with little to no hassle.

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