help how do i get rid of mud stains

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Hello wonder if anyone can advise how to get mud stains out of a white (and red) top. My son decided it would be a good idea to have a mud fight! I have tried vanish/shout/60 degree wash to no avail. Any miracle cures?
  • thriftlady_2thriftlady_2 Forumite
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    Aerial bio powder is supposed to be good for stains. didn't get pencil marks out of ds2s white shirts though :rolleyes: might be better with an 'organic' based stain like mud.
  • elljay20elljay20 Forumite
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    A lot of people have said stardrops is good. It certainly gets stains off my carpet. I always soak the item in a bucket for a few days and then just bung it in the washer
    :p It is better to be thought of as an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt
  • soory if this is in the wrong place.
    my son has some dried in mud stains in his pe top i have tired vanish and oxi spray and they still have not come out, can anyone advise me on how to get them out pleasssseeee

    thanks for reading
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    Hello carol9uk

    I think your thread will be better placed in the 'Old Style' board, where they have lots of laundry experts and threads.;) I'll move it across for you.

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  • I always use de-solvit for stubborn stains. I used to get it in Asda but my local one hasn`t got it anymore. I got the last one in Wilkinsons.
  • Penny_WatcherPenny_Watcher Forumite
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    I soak DS1's footy kit in Napisan for hours and hours before washing it if it's really muddy. The stains usually come out first time.

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  • lil_melil_me Forumite
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    My sons brand new Moto X shirt has 2 huge mud stains on, we have never had this happen before as it washes out usually, I know it's not a clean sport but would like to get stains out as these will be sold when he grows out of them. At £60 for the top and £130 for the trousers, need to get something back! Oh and he says it looks like poo!

    I can't wash them at higher than 40C, and so far I have tried

    Washing with - soda crystals (inc solution sprayed on) usual washing powder, vinegar, acetone, hairspray, star drops, washing up liquid!

    Any better ways? It just won't budge, they haven't been allowed to dry yet, did search but couldn't find anything!
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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  • usually if i have stains on my items of washing i use liquid washing powder and rub it into the affected area, then wash as normal

    This usually does the trick
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