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Removing common stains from children’s uniforms

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Every child will inevitably return home from school with stains on their clothes from time to time.  Knowing how to remove these stains can keep their uniforms or clothes looking pristine, and save you money in the long run.

Investing in a good washing machine is the first step.  The Electrolux Time Manager range with Vapour Action can help to banish the last vestiges of stubborn stains.  The  use  of  heated  vapour  helps  to  loosen stubborn particles   and   harmful  allergens,  cleansing  and  refreshing  fabrics.

Combined with the right pre-treatment, most stains should come off completely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Manager

The Electrolux Time Manager washing machine with vapour action helps to clean and refresh your clothing. 

Ballpoint Ink and markers

With  the  everyday  use  of  pens  and  markers,  an  accidental  stain is inevitable. For inks from pens and removable markers such as those used for white boards, use rubbing alcohol to pre-treat the stain. Wet a cotton bud with the alcohol to test the fabric and check that it will not damage the material.

Dab the spot with the bud from the outside of the stain to the inside. Change buds as the ink is absorbed. When you have removed all the ink you can, launder according to the clothing label.

 

Glue

For white glue, scrape off as much as possible with a dull kitchen knife. Treat the area with a stain remover and launder in the hottest temperature water the fabric can take.

With super glue,  let it dry before attempting to remove it. Wet a cotton bud with acetone-based nail polish remover. Do test a bit of it on the fabric first to ensure it will not be damaged. Like with inks, dab from the outside to the inside. If needed, let the swab sit on the super glue for a couple of  minutes.  When it has softened, use a dull knife to scrape away loose glue.

Treat with a prewash stain remover when you can no longer feel the glue on the  fabric,  and launder  according to the clothing label. Do retreat the stain before drying if needed.

 

Stains
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Kids will inevitably come home with stains from school lessons, fortunately, most are easily dealt with using the right pre-treatments and laundering appliances.

Crayons

For crayon marks, put a white paper towel under the fabric where the stain is.  Spray the WD-40 lubricant onto a clean white cloth and dab it on both sides of the stain before rubbing dishwashing liquid onto it. The paper towel underneath should absorb the crayon stain after some time. When the stain appears to have disappeared, launder according to the clothing label.

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