Remove Tough Clay Stains in Minutes
Your son destroyed his pair of white baseball pants at a game. Clay everywhere.
Here’s the good news, now you don’t have to throw them away.
Gently scrape any remaining clay off the fabric with a spoon (be sure to run the spoon down the weave of the fabric – not across).
Go to Home Depot and get a bottle of Outrageous Stain Remover and Laundry Pre-Treater made by Rejuvenate.
1. Apply Outrageous to the stain
2. Agitate the stain with a soft cloth
3. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes
4. Wash in washing machine
Now you don’t have to throw away another pair of baseball pants.
Removing clay stains from unwashable fabrics
Should the stained item of clothing be non-washable, you do have an option of DIY removal – but do be sure that you’d prefer to attempt it yourself before sending the clay stained garment to the drycleaners. Let the clay or mud dry, before using a stiff-bristled brush over a piece of paper to brush off and remove the remaining clay. If it is red clay, it is best to take it to the drycleaner, rather than try to remove it yourself.
Removing clay stains from carpet or furniture
Stain remover notes
The quicker you deal with a stain, the more likely you are to remove it.
Unless it’s a fat stain, cold water is best for rinsing a stain, so as not to set it and make it harder to remove later.
Before using a cleaning solution, test on an inconspicuous section, such as the inside of a sleeve, to check it won’t ruin the fabric.
Always rinse out one cleaning solution before trying another to remove a stain as certain chemicals are not supposed to be mixed.
Read the care instructions on the item of clothing before attempting vigorous stain removal. Some clothing may be too delicate to attempt stain removal and are better taken straight to the drycleaners.
Don’t rub fabric harshly to remove stains as this can abrade fibers and cause fading.
The white towel blotting method is often recommended for stain removal. Simply fold a clean white towel and, once you have treated the stain with water, gently dab it with the towel and check to see how much of the stain has transferred to the white towel.
If using commercial stain removers and detergents, always follow the product label to understand the proper use and safety precautions you may need to take.
It’s always easier to treat a stain on a washable fabric.