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HELP...removing stain from favourite white top

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katierocket Wed 01-Jun-05 13:13:06

DS splodged choc ice-cream over white cotton top. Because we were on holiday I didn't have time/inclination to do anythign about it. Have subsequently tried stain devil then washing but it's still there. Is it beyond repair do you think or is there a magic formula to make it disappear?

Branster Wed 01-Jun-05 13:14:56

oxy-clean or oxy-vanish grabnuleas, rub them over the previously dampened stain, add a bit of fairy liquid too. it takes a few good minutes to clean it as you have to be quite gentle but thorough. then was a s normal. HTH

Branster Wed 01-Jun-05 13:15:13

that was 'wash as normal'

katierocket Wed 01-Jun-05 13:16:25

ta. It just looks so permanent but hopefully this will work.

PrettyCandles Wed 01-Jun-05 13:24:21

The oxy-clean spray is the most effective stain-remover I've found, but in general the more a stain has been washed and then dried, the harder it is to shift - so don't get your hopes up. Sorry.

mumofelise Wed 01-Jun-05 13:29:51

if the top is white only, i gove it a sprar woth kitchen cleaner with bleach and then wash.

Chuffed Wed 01-Jun-05 13:33:58

spot clean it with a cotton bud with bleach on it just on the stain specifically rinse in soapy water and then put it in a normal wash with other whites.

tiffini Wed 01-Jun-05 13:38:57

water bleach down first slightly, otherwise you will have a yellow stain.

poppyknot Wed 01-Jun-05 13:44:29

I usually use non-bio powder but apparently for really tough stains a hotter wash 60 deg? with bio might do the trick. (she said sounding like a Daz ad.....)

Good luck

katierocket Wed 01-Jun-05 13:51:50

I wondered about bleach but thought it might just fall to bits.

Chuffed Wed 01-Jun-05 15:39:51

if you just put bleach on the stain you aren't subjecting the top to all over bleach so shouldn't be so hard on the top. Also rinse it out as soon as the stain is gone - you'll be able to see it disappear.

MrsDoolittle Wed 01-Jun-05 16:09:34

But white clothes are dyed too. Bleaching them will just make them go off-white, or so I believed.
What about white vinegar? I use white vinegar on everything, it's magical stuff!

catgirl Wed 01-Jun-05 16:13:18

the oxy vanish stuff working a friend's white shirt that had a red wine stain from holiday on it - same as you dealt with when she got home.

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