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How to Get Dirt Stains Out of Clothes

Get dirt on your clothes? Learn how to remove dirt stains including mud and red dirt from white clothes, fabrics, and other types of clothing and surfaces.

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Laundry

One
Dislodge
First, be sure to dislodge any loose dirt or mud, and then rinse it out with cold water.

Two
Pre-Soak
Pre-soak in warm water with powder detergent for at least one hour. Dirty water means it’s working.

Three
Wash

Four
Dry
Dry as recommended by the care label. Wear as recommended by style guru.

Tip

Do Super dirty? For whites: try soaking in bleach solution of ¼ cup of bleach per gallon of water. Submerge for 5 minutes.

Surfaces

One
Remove
Remove excess dirt.
Two
Wipe
Wipe surface clean with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes1.
Three
Rinse
Rinse with water.