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How to Get Laundry Stains Out of Clothes

Get Stains Out of Clothes

What You’ll Need to Get Stains Out of Clothes

How to Get Stains Out of Clothes

When to Use Dish Soap for Laundry Stains.

What You’ll Need to Get Stains Out of Clothes

How to get stains out of clothes with Dawn®

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.

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® 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.

Fabrics to avoid with Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray:

  • Dry Clean Only items

  • Delicate fabrics like silk and velvet

Always check the manufacturer's recommended care instructions on garments before washing. Before using Powerwash to pre-treat, spot test with a small drop in a less visible area to make sure the material will not be damaged.

How to Get Stains Out of Clothes

Dawn® Platinum dish soap for pretreating stains

Stains happen, especially food, grease, and grass stains. 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®.

1. Apply 1 to 2 sprays of Dawn® Powerwash Dish Spray directly to any cotton, polyester, or poly blend fabric* and rub it in using your fingers.

2. Wash the item normally with your favorite laundry detergent in your washing machine.**

Although Dawn® dish soap works great as a stain pretreatment option, it’s not meant for direct use in a washing machine in place of laundry detergent. 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 cause your washing machine to overflow, and could cause a mess.

For best results, use a little less than 3 sprays (~5g) – about the size of a quarter – of Dawn® Powerwash Dish Spray in a top-loading washing machine.

*Remove garments prior to application of Dawn® Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray.

**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