help how do i get rid of mud stains

Ds came home on Saturday from football absolutely covered in mud. I washed his kit in the machine as usual but when it came out it I could still see marks. I soaked it in a mixture of washing powder and soda crystals then washed it in the machine again but the marks are still there. I searched the internet but all I could find was vinegar which I tried but it didnt work either. Any ideas of what to do next because I cant afford to replace his shirt every time he plays.
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  • Hi

    I can't guarantee this will work, but you could try soaking it in COLD water, it seems to do the trick here xxx

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  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    try soaking it in 3 tablespoons bicarb to warm water in a bucket, then washing. this works on my sons rugby shirt. put the shirt in first with the water, then sprinkle in the bicarb.
  • comping_catcomping_cat Forumite
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    I know this one well!!! Try methylated spirit if washing hasnt got the mud out!!!! If you have grass stains, use a mixture of egg white and glycerine (half and half) to loosen the stain, then wash as normal.
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  • MATHMATH Forumite
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    My machine has a special sport/mud programme. The tub fills with cold water and agitates for a few minutes and then drains half thw water out and tops up with hot agitates a bit longer half drains and tops up with hot again. Two of the MATHLETTS are cross country runners and one footy mad so I use this programme a lot but the stuff doesn't come out perfectly clean every time.
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  • I've had the best success by using Ariel washing powder with a tablespoon of washing soda added on a 60C wash, and white vinegar in final rinse. The white bits always come up white again!

    Also, remember never to use fabric conditioner on footie kits or it will damage the transfers and they eventually crack and peel off ;)
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  • comping_catcomping_cat Forumite
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    I've had the best success by using Ariel washing powder with a tablespoon of washing soda added on a 60C wash, and white vinegar in final rinse. The white bits always come up white again!

    Also, remember never to use fabric conditioner on footie kits or it will damage the transfers and they eventually crack and peel off ;)

    Didnt know about the fabric conditioner!!!!!
  • Thanks Ambergold for raising this problem. I have a washed rugby shirt hanging in my kitchen right now still with the mud stains. It is white would you believe? :p

    I expect I will be trying out all these tips before the next match or have to go and hang my head in shame! The washing instructions say minimum wash at 40 degrees. What are they on these manufacturers? :rolleyes:
  • swizzle_2swizzle_2 Forumite
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    My DS got mud on his heavy cotton martial arts trousers the first time he wore them-iff his shoes.

    Have tried spray stain remover, stain devil general and rubbing in washing uo liq, but it`s still there,

    Any ideas?

    At mo all I can do is pray for better weather, so i can line dry and sun may bleach it out.

    Thanks
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    Check the two threads in the quote box in the link below for general advice:-

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=47563


    HTH :)
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  • QueenieQueenie Forumite
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    Mud is only ... mud. (soil and water) A soak in a solution of bio wash powder or, if you have it, washing soda solution; then rinse and wash as usual.
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