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Dosing for Small & Mighty Liquid

Especially designed for tough stain removal, every bottle of Persil Liquid comes with its very own Stain Eraser Ball. What this little freebie does? It’s an ideal tool for giving those resistant stains your little ones bring back from playing outside a good pre-treatment, as the bobbles and ridges on the base can help gently break up ground-in stains. But more importantly, the Persil Stain Eraser Ball acts as the perfect detergent dosing ball, making it much easier for you to know how much detergent to use.

Why is it important to know how much Persil to use?

Considering things like water hardness and the dirtiness of your washing, knowing how much detergent to use can do wonders for your wash. For best results, it’s generally recommended to add 1 cap (35ml) to your washing machine drum, but always be sure to check the care label first.

Persil laundry detergent: How much to use?

How much Persil to use, and how to use it, depends on a number of factors. If you live in an area with particularly hard water, you’ll need to use more detergent to maintain the same washing results. And the same applies if you have a top loader rather than a front loader, as this type of machine uses almost three times as much water, which means the laundry detergent is diluted and its effects decrease.

How much Persil to use when hand washing clothes?

When you’re hand washing clothes it’s always recommended to use a detergent that’s specially designed for hand washing or delicate clothing, such as Persil Washing Powder or Persil Silk & Wool. For most hand washes you’ll only need to put in a few drops of detergent, just enough to make your clothes smell clean and fresh.

Some other things to keep in mind when following the Persil dosing guide are:







  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Check colour-fastness before pre-treating with neat liquid
  • Don’t wash flame-resistant fabrics above 50°C
  • Do not use on silk and wool
  • For handwash, dilute 17ml detergent in 5l water
  • Stain Eraser Ball not recommended for combined washer dryers
  • Unilever recommends to wash at low temperatures such as 30°C






    To find out how to use the Stain Eraser Ball, check out our article!  Looking for more helpful laundry and washing advice? Then visit our dedicated laundry section or have a look at  Cleanipedia.

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