How to Get Rid of Dirt Stains on Clothing

Removing dirt stains from your clothes are not as funny as playing in mud or gardening but it has to be done if you want to keep those clothes in use. Luckily, dirt stains are not as hard to remove as some other stains like blood or coffee but they could also cause a great damage if not treated properly. Dingy stains on clothing are common when the stained garment hasn’t been treated promptly. Learn how to get rid of dirt stains on clothing using a little elbow grease and some common laundry cleaners by following the steps below.

  1. Remove any loose dirt by vigorously shaking the stained article of clothing. If there is any wet mud, use paper towels to remove it. For dried, caked mud, use the back of a butter knife to scrape it. Cleaners Collier’s Wood warn to be careful not the damage the fabric while scraping. Make sure all loose mud is removed from the garment before proceeding to the next step.
  2. Apply a stain remover to the stained area and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes, so it can soak into the fabric and loosen the dirt. Then, use a clean, white towel to gently rub the stain in a circular motion. Rinse with cold water and repeat until no more of the dirt stain comes out of the fabric.
  3. Apply the stain remover to the stain again, then put the garment into your washing machine. Launder with heavy-duty laundry detergent and warm water. Take the garment out of the washer and examine the stained area. If the dirt stain is still visible, spray it with the stain remover and let it undisturbed for an additional hour before washing again; otherwise, put it in your dryer.

Note: If the garment is dry clean only, cleaners Collier’s Wood do not recommend cleaning it on your own but taking it to professional dry cleaner.

March 6, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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