Detergent Stains on Clothing

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How can I remove blue stains on my clothes from undiuted detergent?

Detergent Stains on Clothing

To remove undiluted detergent or fabric softener stains, try rubbing them with a bar of soap, and washing again, or soaking them in undiluted white vinegar until the spots disappear, at least 15 minutes but no more than 30. (Vinegar is excellent at dissolving soap residue). Launder as usual, and don't worry, any vinegar smell will wash right out. If this doesn't work, you could try wetting the stains, and rubbing them with a liquid dish detergent designed to remove grease. To prevent this from happening in the future, try adding the detergent as the machine is filling, and do not add the clothes until after the machine is filled and starts to agitate.

   

Comments

9/18/2007 7:09:55 AM
Melanie said:

great tip...I've thrown out a lot of shirts because of this...never again....I thank you and my clothes thank you


9/20/2007 8:35:19 AM
Gwen Skeens said:

I have this problem on a daily bases, I will be glad to try this.


12/19/2007 7:39:47 AM
ageythaed said:

hohohoho merry christmas and a very happy new year.


12/13/2008 1:47:14 PM
barbara said:

Who has time to wait for the machine to fill? I have had several occasions of washing light or white articles that have come out stained and the most likely culprit is detergent. If anyone has a solution for removal I would appreciate hearing it. Tried vinegar, didn't work. with thanks


2/25/2009 12:35:12 PM
misskris said:

So why does this happen when using liquid detergent in cold water, made for cold water washing, and added during loading???


5/12/2009 3:50:50 PM
Jo said:

A good and sensible tip, thanks for the ideas! It's a good idea about adding detergent before washing, I will try it. Hope my stain comes out!


5/13/2009 4:28:37 PM
Jo said:

A good and sensible tip, thanks for the ideas! It's a good idea about adding detergent before washing, I will try it. Hope my stain comes out!


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