How to Get Rid of Stains On White Clothes

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Searching for tips and methods for how to get rid of stains on white clothes? This article aims to provide you with a range of options for how to get stains out of whites and have your wardrobe looking fresh and stain-free. 

Before you use any of the methods below, it’s important to consider the type of fabric, type of stain, and care instructions on your garment. These factors can help you treat stains and wash clothes in the most appropriate ways, so that you don’t damage the fabric in the process. 

For example, if your clothes can only be dry cleaned, then you may not be able to use the methods below. It’s also important to treat stains immediately so that they don’t set in and get more stubborn and tricky to remove. 

Furthermore, it is also important never to use hot water, or a hot dryer when treating stains, as that may promote a stain to set in more. Certain delicate fabrics like wool or silk may need special care and some of the methods below may not be appropriate for those materials - so it’s always best to check first what your garment instructions say.

And while there are a range of home remedies available, like using vinegar or hydrogen peroxide to treat stains, some of the safest and most effective methods involve using our vegan stain remover bar and laundry detergent sheets.

How to Get Stains Out of White Clothes With Laundry Detergent

There are many ways of getting stains out of white clothes, and probably one of the most common methods is to use laundry detergent in the wash. This can help to remove stains and dirt, leaving your clothes smelling fresh and looking new. 

Below is a step-by-step guide to get stains out of white clothes with laundry detergent:

Step 1: Pre-treat stubborn stains with Kind Laundry’s Vegan Stain Remover Bar. First make sure the stained area is moist and then gently rub some of the stain remover bar onto the stain and let it settle there for a while before washing out. If the stain hasn’t totally been removed, you may need to repeat this step.

Step 2: Following the care instructions, put the garment into the washer and select the correct cycle. Add a Laundry Detergent Sheet

Step 3: Once your wash cycle has finished, remove the clothes from the washing machine and check to see that the stain has been completely removed. You can then air dry your laundry. 

How to Get Stains Out of Whites

How to Get Stains Out of Whites With Ammonia

Another method used for how to remove stains from white clothes is ammonia. Ammonia can be added to your wash load to help remove grease and stubborn stains. 

Ammonia is a strong chemical, so you will only need to use a small amount. Some people prefer to dilute ammonia and use it to pre-treat stains, while others prefer to add ammonia to the wash along with laundry detergent.

Always wear gloves when handling ammonia, avoid using it on delicate fabrics like silk, and use it in a well-ventilated room. See more cautionary advice below.

To use ammonia to get stains out of your whites, here are some step-by-step guidelines:

Step 1: Dilute the ammonia with water and add to your wash along with your laundry and clothes. Only use on whites and avoid using delicate fabrics. Always check that your laundry detergent doesn’t contain bleach before you mix with any ammonia products.

Step 2: Apply the ammonia solution and allow it to soak into the fabric for a few minutes. Gently dab or rub the stain to loosen it.

Step 3: Rinse the clothes thoroughly with water.

Step 4: launder your clothing as normal, using your laundry detergent sheet. Make sure you follow the care instructions on your garment label.

When the wash cycle ends, make sure that the stain has been completely removed before drying, otherwise the stain may set in.

Caution! Ammonia must NEVER be mixed with bleach, as the combination can cause toxic and potentially lethal fumes to be created. If you combine ammonia with laundry detergent - be sure to check that your detergent doesn’t contain any bleach or hypochlorite. It’s also a good idea to always use ammonia in a well-ventilated area and to use gloves when handling it as it can be corrosive. Always follow the instructions on the bottle to know how much to use. 

Another problem with using ammonia is that it can stain certain fabrics (particularly if used in concentrated form), and can destroy delicate ones. It’s best to do your research to see which fabrics can tolerate ammonia. 

How to Take Stains Out of White Clothes With Our Laundry Bar

One of the most effective methods to remove stains from white clothes is using Kind Laundry’s Vegan Stain Remover Bar

Specially formulated to gently and effectively remove stains from clothes, this product is plant-based, vegan, liquid-free, and chemical-free. If you’re looking for a laundry stain remover that is kind to your skin and the environment, then this is a good choice. It’s also  gluten-free, is not tested on animals, is phosphate-free, and the packaging is biodegradable.

Using our Vegan Stain Remover Bar is simple and easy:

Step 1: Moisten the stain and the stain remover bar.

Step 2: Gently rub the bar into the stain for a couple of seconds. If needed, use a gentle brush or rub gently with your fingers. 

Step 3: Allow the soap to sit for a few minutes to penetrate the fabric before rinsing off the soap thoroughly with cold water.

Step 4: Wash as normal using one of our Kind Laundry Detergent Sheets.

How to Take Stains Out of White Clothes

How to Get Stains Out of White Clothes Using Salt

Another way to remove stains from white clothes is to use salt. This natural remedy can be used to remove a range of stains, from blood and coffee stains, to ink or grease. It can also help to revive white color, for example where your garment has started to yellow. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Create a salt and cold water solution.

Step 2: Apply the solution to your stain and let it soak there for around 20 minutes. 

Step 3: Remove and rinse thoroughly with cold water. 

Step 4: If the stain has been removed, next you can put your garment into the washer with a laundry detergent sheet.

How to Get Stains Out of Whites Using Vinegar

Another method for how to get a stain out of a white shirt or any other kind of white fabric is to use a vinegar solution.

When using vinegar to remove a stain, make sure that it’s diluted with water, as vinegar is acidic and can corrode fabric if used undiluted. Also be very careful to never mix vinegar with bleach, as the solution can produce a lethal gas. Furthermore, adding vinegar to some colors may make the colors fade or run, so use with caution.

Vinegar is considered a natural way of treating stains, and people often add it to a wash to help soften fabric. 

To use vinegar to remove a stain, here are some steps commonly followed:

Step 1: Dilute the vinegar with water and use a small amount of this mixture on the stain. Blot the stain with a damp cloth.

Step 2: Wash the vinegar solution out of the garment using cold water.

Step 3: If the stain has been removed, now you can wash the garment as per the care instructions, using laundry detergent.

How to Get Rid of Stains on White Clothes

How to Take Stains Out of White Clothes With Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is sometimes used as a home remedy for how to take stains out of white clothes.

Here are some steps for how it’s used:

Step 1: Dilute the hydrogen peroxide according to the instructions on the label. Handle with care and use gloves when handling. Don’t use sensitive fabrics like wool or silk, and always check the care instructions on your garments.

Step 2: Apply the solution to the stain and allow the stain to soak in the hydrogen peroxide solution for about 5 to 10 minutes. It’s advisable to do a spot test first.

Step 3: Blot the stain gently to try and remove the stain with a cloth and then rinse it thoroughly with cold water.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1 to 3 above if the stain isn’t fully removed. 

Step 5: Wash your clothes as normal using laundry detergent, and abide by the care instruction on the label.

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