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Mud/dirt stains that won't shift!

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Stevie77 Tue 30-Oct-12 12:19:28

DD fell on her knees and marked a pair of cotton/linen like trousers. I've so far tried:

Oxy stain remover and normal (30 degree) wash

Put detergent (non bio) directly onto marks and soak in cold water.

Soak in Bicarb and cold water.

Nothing is shifting those marks and it'd be such a shame to get rid of them (couldn't even give to charity shop in current state). Any ideas?

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Tue 30-Oct-12 12:21:09

Soda crystals are your friend. Honestly. I've only just discovered them but they shift absolutely everything, when all the other expensive stain removers don't touch the grot.

Stevie77 Tue 30-Oct-12 12:25:43

Thanks! Where do I get them? Laundry isle in the supermarket?

Saltire Tue 30-Oct-12 12:26:58

Have you tried a squirt of washing up liquid on the stains, before washing?

Stevie77 Tue 30-Oct-12 16:00:48

I've not tried washing up liquid, I thought that oy worked on greasy stains?

MousyMouse Tue 30-Oct-12 16:10:21

soak over night in bio powder + water.
hang up outside to dry if you can for extra uv light.

soda crystals are brilliant, just add a scoop directly into drum of washer for really dirty stuff.

Saltire Tue 30-Oct-12 18:21:18

DH tries to plays rugby and he has brought kit home palstered in mud. What I do is squirt washing up liquid all voer the mud and rub it in, then put a squirt in teh drawer too. Then wash on normal cycle. it has always got them clean

Stevie77 Wed 31-Oct-12 09:31:06

Thanks! Have got soda crystals last night so will try them and washing up liquid and hopefully one will work smile

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