Guide to Removing Dirt or Mud Stains From Clothing

No matter how careful you are with your clothes, dirt and mud stains will often find their way to them. The rainy season makes it furthermore difficult to keep your clothes stain-free.

Mud and dirt stains are tough to get rid of. Chucking the stained clothes in the washing machine doesn’t always help.

No need to fret, here are a few tips that will help.

Mud and dirt stains on white clothes

Mud stains on white clothes are every person’s worst nightmare, especially if it’s a formal shirt or expensive dress. The process of stain removal on white clothing is slightly different. Since stains on white clothing are more obvious and they tend to leave a mark, just dabbing it off won’t work.

First scrape the mud off. Now you need to deal with the stain left behind. Apply a stain remover to the fabric and let it soak for 5 minutes. Massage the stain so that it releases particles from the fibers. Wash your clothes on a warm setting to remove all traces of the stain.

Mud stain on delicate fabrics

Delicate fabrics include chiffon, lace, wooly jumpers, and cashmere. When dealing with stains on such clothes you need to be super careful. You run the risk of perforating the fabric and pulling at strands when scraping the mud off.

Apply a methanol infused spirit on the stain to break down soil particles. Leave it for a while till you see the stain dissipate. Then wash the clothing in good quality detergent.

Set-in mud stains

How many times has it happened to you that you notice a stain on your clothes only when you’re putting them in the wash or gathering them for the laundry? Children’s clothes in particular have set-in mud stains because of all the running around in school.

Set-in mud stains are difficult to remove. Using the wrong technique will end up damaging the fabric, causing it to fade in a particular area. To remove set-in mud stains you need a hand cleaner, soft tooth brush, and laundry detergent.

Spray an even layer of hand cleaner on the affected area on both sides of the cloth. Use the brush to scrub the stain on both sides. This makes the cleaner work deep into the fiber. After an hour, put the item of clothing in the washing machine on a warm water setting.

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