With some handy stain removal tips and the right products, you don’t have to worry about your kids getting dirty! Don’t be afraid to let your kids roll around in the grass, jump in puddles, or paint with their fingertips – here at Persil we’ve got some handy advice on how to get stains out of clothes with laundry capsules to help you out.
Messy play is a great opportunity for kids to learn and develop, and giving them the freedom to get dirty lets them embrace this! Washing capsules can be great for helping to remove the types of stains below.
How to Use Laundry Capsules
Before you use your laundry capsules, there are a few important things to remember:
- Place the capsule at the back of the drum – you do not need to cut or tear it open.
- Use one capsule per load.
- Only handle capsules when your hands are dry – interaction with water will cause them to start dissolving.
- Avoid overfilling your washing machine. Leave about 10 centimetres between the top of the drum and your items so that the capsule has sufficient room to disperse its contents evenly.
- After each use, securely seal the container and store it on a high shelf or locked cupboard – safely away from your kids!
How to Remove Stains on Clothes Using Laundry Capsules
Kids love splashing through puddles on a rainy day! However, mud can leave behind unappealing stains on clothing. First, wait for the mud to dry and brush off as much as you can. Then simply place the washing capsule at the back of the drum, use the appropriate temperature, add the clothing items, and start the cycle.
After an energetic game of football, grass stains are sure to have found their way onto your kids’ clothes. For quick results, use the hottest water permitted by the clothing's care label and put the laundry capsule at the back of the drum, before putting in the garments.
If you notice water-based glue on your little one’s clothes after an arts and crafts activity, don't sweat it! Scrape off any excess glue with a spoon or blunt knife, set the washing machine at the hottest temperature permitted by the garment's label, place the capsule in the drum followed by the garments, and let the washing machine do its job.
Butter & Margarine
Greasy stains – like butter, margarine, or butter sauce – are easy for kids to pick up at the dinner table or when helping out with baking in the kitchen. Make sure to get rid of this type of stain before it sets and becomes more difficult to remove. Scrape off any excess, set the machine at the hottest temperature allowed by the garment’s label, place your capsule in before putting in the laundry, and start the programme.
The food stains left behind on babies’ clothes and bibs definitely don’t look great! Remove any excess food, and then wash according to the instructions on the item’s care label and on the capsule’s pack.
Noticed some ketchup slide from your youngster’s burger onto their shirt? Scrape off any excess and flush the stain with cold water. Then, sponge the stain with white vinegar, rinse, and repeat until the spot is removed (Be sure to test the white vinegar on a small, inconspicuous area of the garment first). Place your capsule at the back of the drum, followed by the garments, set the recommended temperature, and start the cycle.
Let your kids explore the great outdoors and embrace their creativity – there’s no need to worry about the stains! In most cases many different types of stains can be removed with some useful tips and a product from the range of Persil laundry capsules.
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