Laundry Advice

Tips on How to Pretreat Stains

Pretreating might seem complex, but it just takes a few simple steps that make a lot of difference

Try these handy solutions to make pretreating your laundry a snap.

Pretreating 1-2-3

The most successful launderers have learned the secret of the pretreat. There’s no need to be intimidated by this step. When pretreating stains, remember these three things:

1. The sooner you get to the stain, the more likely you are to get rid of it.

2. When blotting out stains, use a white cloth to prevent dye from transferring to the item you’re treating, and blot from the edges of the stain, to keep the stain from spreading.

3. The pretreat is just the first step. Always follow it by laundering immediately as directed on the care label, in the warmest water recommended.

Tips for whites

Consider Clorox® Bleach Pen Gel for treating mostly whites (stripes or prints). Use the scrubber tip to jump-start stain removal then toss in the washer with your white or mostly-white load.

To easily remove deodorant marks from white tops, try rubbing them with panty hose.

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