Coffee, lipstick, ketchup – some of your favorite things can cause difficult to remove stains. But now you can say goodbye to even the toughest marks with our comprehensive stain removal guide. Choose the type of stain you would like to get rid of and let Ariel provide you with impeccable cleaning!
Adhesives – including glue and nail varnish
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 the instructions on the fabric care label.
Ink – including ballpoint and felt tip
Remove stains from clothes by soaking them overnight in cold water containing a bit of Ariel Sunrise Fresh or Ariel Power Gel, then wash according to the care label. Dab older stains with nail varnish remover (not suitable for synthetic fabrics) and then wash as normal.
For ordinary fabrics, sprinkle some salt and squeeze some lemon juice onto the garment, then leave overnight before washing as normal. For heavier stains, use a rust remover and then wash with Ariel liquid detergent or Ariel powder as normal, according to the fabric care label. Mold and rust are difficult to remove from fine fabrics (such as wool and silk), and are best treated by dry cleaning.
You don’t want any vomit left hanging around, so remove as much as possible under running cold water. Then soak in water containing Ariel powder detergent, or pre-treat the stain with Ariel Power Gel before washing as normal.
Peel off any surface wax and 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 either with Ariel Power Gel or Ariel Sunrise Fresh powder as normal according to the fabric care label instructions.
It leaves a nasty smear on your clothes and may require several treatments, but don’t despair. Soak with Ariel Sunrise Fresh and then wash with Ariel powder detergent as normal following the instructions on the fabric care label. Alternatively, pre-treat the stained area with Ariel Power Gel before washing.
Whatever the color, simply soak with a solution of Ariel liquid detergent and water, and leave for one hour. Then wash with Ariel Power Gel as normal. If you use a powder detergent, try Ariel Sunrise Fresh powder.
Gum is easier to remove when it’s hard, so place the affected item into a bag and put it in the freezer, or apply ice onto the gum. Once it’s hardened, you’ll find it breaks off quite easily. Then, for powder users, soak the garment with Ariel Sunrise Fresh before washing as normal. For liquid detergent users, pre-treat the area first with Ariel Power Gel, then wash according to the care label.
Rinse fresh blood immediately with cold water then wash either with Ariel Power Gel, or in any Ariel powder detergent.