Whether in a fruit salad or in a juice form, mango is a delicious and healthy fruit, but when it gets on your white shirt and becomes a stain, it’s understandable if you’re not so happy about it. Its vibrant colour can be worrisome at first, but thanks to Ariel, mango stain removal is a wish that can come true easily.
Just grab a dull knife or spoon and gently scrape off the excess mango from the garment. Make sure not to spread the stain further while doing so. If it’s mango juice, then use a kitchen towel to soak up the excess liquid. Paper towels are not the best option for this, as they disintegrate easily and can leave paper between fibres. Also, make sure you’re not trying to scrub, but blot it. We don’t want to push the stain even further in the fibres.
Prepare a soaking solution
Before putting your mango-stained garment into the washing machine, you’ll need to pre-treat it first. Fill a sink or bucket with warm water, add half a scoop of Ariel Washing Powder, then mix the solution by hand until the detergent is completely dissolved.
Add your wine-stained garments to the solution and leave them to soak for an hour. If they keep floating to the top, place a white towel on top of them to keep them fully immersed in the water.
Prepare to wash
Gently wring out the excess water before adding it to your wash with similar items.
Add detergent based on the instructions on your pack. You can also check out our guide on how to dose detergent correctly.
Load your garment into the washing machine with other, similar items and wash on your usual cycle, at the highest temperature shown on the care label.
When the wash cycle is over, simply remove the items and hang them out to dry.
How to get similar fruit similar to mango stains out of clothes
There are some similar stains to mango stains where the first shock of that bright colour on your clothes makes you go “how am I going to get these out of my clothes?”, like pomegranate or blackberries. The general rule of thumb is that the longer they sit on the garment, the more you have to work to get them out, so it’s best to tackle the issue head-on. Just pre-treat them in a soaking solution of water mixed with laundry detergent, and wash them normally to get the stain out. You’ll soon realise that Ariel can be your new best friend when it comes to effectively removing stains.