As with just about everything, the best line of defense for laundry stains is to plan ahead, so pack hand wipes and water, along with snacks and drinks, in your bag. If you’re caught off guard, don't worry. We've got the top five playground stains you're likely to encounter covered.
Fruit Juice Stains. Anyone who’s handed a juice box to a toddler knows how quickly fruit punch can dribble down a clean T-shirt. Soak for an hour in cold water and then wash with Ariel powder detergent, or pre-treat the stained area with Ariel Power Gel, before washing as normal.
Dirt Stains. For ground-in dirt or mud on clothes, knees, elbows, and bottoms, soak the smudges with Ariel powder in warm water, or pre-treat the stain with Ariel liquid detergent, then wash as usual. This will help remove the dirt from the playground effectively.
Ice Cream Stains. Use a napkin to brush away excess ice cream, sprinkles, or other toppings, then blot the stain with water from a water bottle or water fountain. At home, soak the garment in a solution made with either Ariel powder or Ariel liquid detergent in warm water, then wash as usual.
Grass Stains. The natural grass pigments make these stains particularly tough to clean. As soon as you get home, soak the stain with Ariel Sunrise Fresh powder in warm water, then wash as usual. If you prefer to use liquid detergent, then pre-treat the stain with Ariel Power Gel before washing.
Blood Stains. When you get home, pre-treat the stain with Ariel Power Gel in cold water, then wash in cold water using your usual Ariel liquid detergent. Alternatively, you can soak the garment with Ariel Sunrise Fresh powder, before washing it in cold water.