Read the stain stories MNers shared with Tesco F&F

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EllieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 19-Jul-18 09:57:58


"Urgh. What is that on you?" They're home from school, nursery or the holiday playscheme you booked them into and the story of the day is written on their clothes. There's a bit of pink chalk on their shirt (a hopscotch grid in the playground at morning break), a custard dribble on their collar (the chocolate pudding was drenched in it) and mud on their ankles least you hope it's mud.

So what stains have your kids come home from school or nursery with? Are they easily identifiable? Do the stories behind the stains give you a glimpse into your child’s life away from you? Share your pictures and stain stories with Tesco F&F and be in with the chance to win a £300 Tesco voucher. We’ll create a tongue-in-cheek quiz "Name that stain" from them in the near future.

Here’s what Tesco F&F have to say: "All kids come home with stains - it's the sign of an active day. But thanks to Tesco school uniforms special stain-repel technology and 100 day guarantee you can be rest assured that your kids will look as good on the first day everyday."

Thanks and good luck

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BristolMum96 Thu 19-Jul-18 15:06:04

Given up trying to identify stains on my 8 month old now grin

sprinklesandsauce Thu 19-Jul-18 16:02:03

Black lines all over a polo shirt - charcoal that won't wash out

Poo stains all over a skirt when she wasn't allowed to go to the toilet. Teacher learned her lesson the hard way.

Felt tip pen, paint, clay, the list is endless. Nothing ever washes out.

vickibee Thu 19-Jul-18 16:09:44

My sons whir polo shirts for school are gleaming, presoak in bleach solution and it gets stains out. The hardest stain to get out is tomatoey pasta sauce like lasagne and peach juice.

andreaca Thu 19-Jul-18 16:46:01

I`ve seen the lot with my two from school, stains, the worst being, Tip-ex, chewing gum, Ink stains, and curry, all from school. You would think because I have a teen it would stop, but no, it`s still just as bad, I`m gonna try Tesco this year for my son`s trousers.

Exploring Thu 19-Jul-18 16:57:49

Blooming Biro stains in every shirt pocket. This is after months of fading..

MummyBtothree Thu 19-Jul-18 16:59:48

Tomato based sauces like bolognese from school dinners and black marker pen on my sons white polo shirts.


carolacr Thu 19-Jul-18 17:07:56

If u hang your stained washing out when it rains, the rain gets out quite a few stains. Bit difficult to do in our present heatwave. Not complaining. I remember the summer of 76 and now we'll all remember the summer of 2018, 42 years later. At this rate it'll be the summer of 2060 for the next 1.

ALemonyPea Thu 19-Jul-18 17:18:40

DS3 once had a fluorescent green stain all the way round his collar. It was from the dress rehearsal of their nativity play, he had the part of an alien and his face was being painted green.

asuwere Thu 19-Jul-18 17:21:10

I've found the stains get worse as the DC get older! All the paint/food from littles ones wash out but the Biro/sharpie/acrylic paint from older DC is a different matter! (Especially DS1 helpfully writing his name on his shirt cuff just to check if the pen would wash off!)

TheWizardofWas Thu 19-Jul-18 18:30:36

Stains everywhere. I am bad but DD is monstrous. Her T-shirt is an archive of all the day's meals, plus felt tip, biro, toothpaste. Worst thing is she is really into white now.

ButterflyOfFreedom Thu 19-Jul-18 18:43:12

Felt tip- everywhere!! Every bit of school uniform including socks plus various body parts (???!)

Also many aspects of the school dinner (often ketchup or pasta sauce), blood (DS prone to nose bleeds), and general dirt stains!

White t-shirts don't stay white for long!!

NeverTwerkNaked Thu 19-Jul-18 18:47:54

My son’s just got really into football and he is the goalie. The dried on mud / sweat stains on his white t-shirt are spectacular!

MrsFrTedCrilly Thu 19-Jul-18 18:49:57

My child applies her school dinner like a face pack, so I can generally guess what they’ve had for lunch by the state of her school uniform.
Mostly it washes out but I’m yet to
shift the suncream I might have dropped on her school shirt blush

bridgetosomewhere Thu 19-Jul-18 20:49:06

School paint is the worst - what do they put in that stuff? Can never get it out.
And why don’t they wear their painting aprons???

namastayinbed Thu 19-Jul-18 21:00:03

Board marker pen all over school uniform is my stain bugbear.

shuggas Thu 19-Jul-18 21:33:06

Tomatoes are a nightmare in this house, we have a lot of tomato based meals.. even I have been known on ahem more than one occasion to have a good tomato stain! Recently stung squirting tomato purée on homemade pizza.. missed the pizza and went all down me instead blush that and some wired black marks.. like pumps on a wood floor but on clothes? No idea..

WinkyisbackontheButterBeer Thu 19-Jul-18 21:33:38

I am stuck inside a windowless office all day so have no idea what the weather is like. I can tell if it’s been good if dd has, yet another, sun cream mark on her clothes.

Sleepysausage Thu 19-Jul-18 22:28:38

DD can't remember what she had for meals at nursery. Untill I point to the different stains and she'll suddenly remember and tell me what it is and how much she ate!

LilMrsSilly Thu 19-Jul-18 23:48:35

Paint!can never get it out completely.
Pasta sauce, curry sauce
Older DC felt tip, marker pen stains
Fruit juice

DarkDarkNight Fri 20-Jul-18 02:45:59

I noticed this stain after the first wash and nothing has shifted it. It’s not grease, it may be bubble mixture which is apparently difficult to remove sad

claza93 Fri 20-Jul-18 06:36:41

Suncream does not come off my sons white school polo shirts!!
The tomato based stains are also a nightmare to try and remove - god knows what they put in the sauce at school!

champagnesupernouveaux Fri 20-Jul-18 06:50:57

Tomato stains are the worst here. My DS comes out of school covered. His classmates appear to be relatively clean. Either he's throwing it at himself, or he's the only one eating anything tomato-based. However, somebody recommended drying the, in the sun as the sun bleaches it out. Genius, and something I did not know until a few weeks ago.

Winter isn't a problem. His school jumpers are dark. The stain is hidden.

At home, I'm a meal planner. I confess to dressing my children in dark colours when we have pasta or curry or anything that might stain.

foxessocks Fri 20-Jul-18 07:11:04

Strawberry juice all down my ds brand new t shirt he was wearing for the first ever time.

Headfullofdreams Fri 20-Jul-18 07:36:37

Tomato stains and curry are always the worst!

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