Not many laundry mishaps compare to the frustration of pulling a garment from the dryer and realizing you didn't pre-treat a stain. The heat from a conventional dryer can set stains into fabric, making them challenging and sometimes near impossible to remove. You can enhance your odds of successfully lifting set-in laundry stains by applying some common cleaning supplies to stubborn garment discolorations. Implement these methods to safely remove unwanted stains from your clothing.
Put on protective gloves.
Make a paste with 1 tbsp of oxygen bleach powder and 1/2 cup of water.
Test the paste on an inconspicuous portion of the garment before applying to the stain. Blot the paste with a cotton cloth and let set for one minute. Rinse the area with a damp sponge. If no damage occurs to the fabric, continue with the cleaning procedure.
Apply the paste to the stained fabric with your finger and gently scrub the stain with a soft bristled brush.
Allow the paste to set on the fabric for one hour.
Add another dab of paste to the stained fabric and work the area again with a soft bristled brush.
Wash the garment in a washing machine with your regular laundry detergent and 1 tbsp of oxygen bleach powder.
Mild Soap Bar Method
Soak the stained area with cold water.
Rub the stain with a bar of mild non-additive soap. Allow to set for one minute.
Rinse the area with cold water. If the stain is not gone, continue to the next step.
Rub the stain again with the mild soap bar then soak in a sink of cold water with 1/2 cup of powdered laundry detergent for 30 minutes.
Remove the garment from the sink and wring out excess water. Rub a bit more soap onto the stain and scrub with a soft bristled brush. Rinse thoroughly.