Some stains are easy to remove but some tough stains seem to stay on our clothes forever. Now it’s time to say goodbye to even the most difficult marks with our comprehensive stain removal guide. Choose the type of stain you would like to get rid of and let Ariel detergent provide you impeccable cleaning!
Don’t worry, tough stains exist so that Ariel detergent can get rid of them.
Adhesives – including glue and nail varnish
Stains can come quite unexpectedly – it could be while working on a school project or doing your nails at the weekend. Dab nail varnish remover onto the affected piece of material (except on synthetic fabrics such as nylon and polyester), then wash with Ariel detergent* according to fabric care labels and washing instructions.
Ink – including ballpoint and felt tip
Kids will be kids – and getting ink on their shirts is part of their colourful childhood! Soak overnight in cold water containing a bit of Ariel*, then wash according to the care label and its washing symbols. Dab older stains with nail varnish remover (not suitable for synthetic fabrics) then wash with Ariel* as normal.
On one hand there is the stain itself, and on the other there is the odour. Kill two birds with one stone – get rid of both of them! For ordinary fabrics sprinkle on salt and squeeze on lemon juice, then leave overnight before washing as normal. For heavier stains use a rust remover then wash with Ariel powder detergent* as normal according to the fabric care label. Mould and rust are difficult to remove from fine fabrics (such as wool and silk), and are best treated by dry cleaning.
A stain you would really want to avoid, but when it does come up you don’t want the unexpected stain left hanging around, so remove as much as possible under running cold water. Soak in water containing Ariel detergent*, then wash as normal.
While the glow can be beautiful and even romantic, the wax on your tablecloth can really spoil your mood at dinner. Peel off any surface wax then sandwich the fabric between sheets of blotting paper or kitchen towels. Use a warm iron to press down on the back of the fabric. Then wash with Ariel* as normal according to the fabric care label.
It leaves a nasty smear on your clothes and may require several treatments, but don’t despair. Pre-treat with Ariel*, then wash as normal following the fabric care label.
We bet your shoes want to enjoy the pampering shoe polish, not your clothes, but when a drop of polish lands on your shirt you still have nothing to worry about. Simply pre-treat the stain with Ariel* and leave for one hour. Then wash as normal at the hottest temperature indicated on the care label.
Have you ever asked yourself the difficult question - How did it get there? While you’re solving the mystery, let Ariel save the day. Gum is easier to remove when it’s hard, so place the affected item into a bag in the freezer, or put ice onto the gum. Once it’s hardened, you’ll find it breaks off quite easily. Then pre-treat the area with Ariel* before washing as normal. Use Ariel Matic Front Load, if you have front load fully automatic washing machine or Ariel Matic Top Load if you have top load fully automatic machine, or Ariel for semi-automatic machines and handwashing.
While many consider this a difficult stain, let Ariel help you with some tips. Rinse fresh blood immediately with cold water then wash in Ariel detergent*. Or first treat with Ariel then soak in water for two hours, then wash according to the care label.
*Use Ariel Matic Front Load, if you have front load fully automatic washing machine or Ariel Matic Top Load if you have top load fully automatic machine. If you have a semi-automatic washing machine or you do handwashing, choose simple Ariel.