When it comes to greasy pots, pans, and your everyday dishware, you already know where to turn—Dawn® Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray. But did you know that the power of Dawn® can also be used as a pretreatment for laundry stains, including oil, ink, grass, and practically anything else in between?
You can trust Dawn® to clean your greasiest, dirtiest dishes—which is the same reason it works so well to pretreat dirty or grease-stained clothes. A lot of common stains, such as make-up, food, grass, and sweat, all have an oil-based component. When used as a prewashing spot treater, the surfactant chemistry in Dawn®, known for gently but effectively removing grease from dishes, can break down the oils in clothing stains so they can be easily washed away via your normal laundry methods.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to get laundry stains out of your clothes with help from Dawn® Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray.
What You’ll Need to Get Stains Out of Clothes
There’s nothing worse than watching pizza grease or bacon fat drip down onto a fresh shirt. Or your kids coming home from soccer practice covered in mud or grass stains. Spills and stains are simply part of life. Fortunately, we have a way to pretreat those pesky stains—Dawn®.
Here’s what you’ll need to get soils like oil, dirt, or grass stains out of your clothes for pre- and post-spot treatment:
Concentrated dish soap like Dawn® Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray
Tide laundry detergent to wash clothing with after pretreatment
When stains land on your clothes, simply pretreat them with the simple steps below.
Stains happen, especially oil and grass stains, but it’s important to make sure they don’t set in. Otherwise, no matter how many times you wash and rewash your favorite top, you may never be able to get that stain out. Here’s how you can give your family’s clothes some extra dirt and grease-fighting power with Dawn®.
Apply 1 to 2 sprays of Dawn® Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray directly to any cotton/polycotton fabric* and rub it in using your fingers.
Wash the item normally with Tide in your washing machine.**
Do not reapply Dawn® to the same spot and wash again.
When stains happen, it’s easy to pretreat them with the power of Dawn®.
*Remove garments prior to application of Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray. For best results, use a little less than 3 sprays (~5g) – about the size of a quarter – of Dawn® Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray in a top-loading washing machine – be sure not to use too much, and don’t use on delicate fabrics like silk. Spot test with a small drop in a less visible area to make sure the material will not be damaged.**High-efficiency washing machines can be sensitive and cycle times may vary.
When to Use Dish Soap for Laundry Stains
Dawn® Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray can also act as a:
Pretreatment option for stains
Stain removal in a pinch
Stain treatment before loading
Handwashing soap spray for small loads
Although Dawn® dish soap works great as a stain pretreatment option, it’s not meant for direct use in a laundry washing machine. Dish soaps are uniquely formulated to break up grease and stuck-on food particles with foamy suds—something you don’t want to happen in your washing machine. Too many soapy suds can create a waterfall-like effect as your laundry washing machine runs a full cycle.
With so many uses around the house, Dawn® Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray is great to always have on hand—especially when grease, oil, or dirt threaten clothes! That’s because Dawn® is tough on food and grass stains and yet gentle enough to use on fabrics, especially when you’re in need of a quick fix.