help how do i get rid of mud stains

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  • supermezzosupermezzo Forumite
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    basmic wrote: »
    Try a 60c wash with biological washing powder, Oxy from the pound shop and soda crystals - if all else fails, try the aforementioned combination of detergents on a boil wash.

    Which soap powder are you using, BTW?

    Can't boil wash as the blue in the stripes runs into the white (as the last person to do that discovered and they had to replace the entire kit!). I'm using Daz which shifts most things usually, including the usual kit dirt, but have also tried Fairy bio on this as well. I've also tried adding washing up liquid in the hope of breaking down the enzimes but all to no avail.
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  • My son has a predominantly white football kit(!!!) - no I'm not joking - white socks, white shorts and pale green and white top. It gets filthy and the only powder I've found to shift the mud is Ariel Bio. A friend has recommended the Ariel Gel as being excellent too. Neither are cheap options though I'm afraid. HTH
  • tandraigtandraig Forumite
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    ok - my OH played rugby and i used to do Tae Kwon Do - let the mud dry then brush off as much as you can - use a nail brush. then soak in bio washing powder - as another poster said - use really hot water to dissolve the powder then add cold til its lukewarm then add the clothes. leave overnight. then wash as normal - i would still use biological but it may work if you dont! if you still have stains - and yes sometimes it happened - dont dry them - i used to rub with soap bar and scrub with nail brush then wash them again - actually it was only my Gi I would do that with - i figured my OH was only going to get kit dirty again! my kit and OHs kit was cotton though - I believe most footy kits are synthetic? I loved biotex powder but havent been able to get it for years! i find milton fluid is good as stain remover as well! or try shaving foam! one or the other will work for you. matter of trial and error depending on fabric i think!
  • stormbreakerstormbreaker Forumite
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    Anyone got a tried and tested labour saving way of getting mud and dirt out of sports clothes?

    I have stood for an hour constantly running cold water and squeezing out the dirt and still it is dirty. There is no way the bits that are supposed to be white are ever going to be white again!

    I have tried steeping them in the past but found the cold water treatment before a machine wash to be better but can't help but think there must be an easier way. I am considering getting an old fashioned rubbing board.

    I have long since given up trying to keep the two white stripes in the joggers white but I would like it if the collar of the rugby top and the white bits on the socks were white.
  • Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    Hi stormbreaker,

    There was a thread on getting mud out of sports kits earlier this week that should help so I'll add your post to it to keep the suggestions together.

    Pink
  • supermezzosupermezzo Forumite
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    Have manged to find Biotex in Sainsbury's so am going to add some of that to a dose of soda crystals and see what happens!
    Wish me luck....
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  • tandraigtandraig Forumite
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    wow - sainsburys stock biotex? one just opened near me - will deff go there just to get biotex! was the best thing i ever found for gettin stains out (specially nappies). not that I need it for nappies! but was best prewash!
  • You could always try rubbing with a bar of Fairy household soap. I use this on difficult stains and it usually does the trick. When the bar starts to get a bit smaller I keep it in one of those little string bags that you get with washing tablets. This gives you somewhere to keep it and also provides a bit of friction when rubbing on the stain. Hope this helps!
  • supermezzosupermezzo Forumite
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    The bio/crystals mix worked somewhat, but not entirely and I have now conceded defeat until the next match on Sat. In truth, they actually look a bit better when they're dry (which leads me to believe that it is in fact clay stains rather than mud) and for this week at least, it's as good as it's going to get. Many thanks for all your suggestions and help - and keep your fingers crossed for dry weather on Saturday!
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  • roddydogsroddydogs Forumite
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    Why does mud never wash out of Jeans?
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