How To Remove Mud and Dirt Stains From Clothing - Clothes Doctor

How To Remove Mud and Dirt Stains From Clothing

Is it just us, or did the summer forget to arrive this year? While British weather is far from predictable, the rain this summer has caused particularly unseasonable mud baths everywhere from Wimbledon to Wincanton.

So, now is the perfect time to clean up at home this weekend with our complete guide to lifting mud stains. With a few simple steps, you will have that muddy mess cleaned up in no time.

Check out our guide and get your clothes looking as good as new in no time!

1. PRE-TREAT

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With most other stains, you'll want to target them as soon as possible, but most importantly for mud stains, YOU NEED TO LET THE MUD DRY! Then you'll be able to get the worst of the mud off pretty easily.
Take our Natural Bristle Clothes Brush and brush gently in one direction to remove excess mud - you'll want to do this outside, or over a sink, so you don't spread the mud even further!

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2. TREAT THE STAIN

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Once the surface dirt is gone, you might find the actual stain is smaller that you thought, but even so, you'll need to find the right product to vanish that stain for good! The good news is, our fabulous Tough Love Stain Remover is perfect for the trickiest of stains, so grab yourself a bottle to start tackling those mardy mud stains. You'll also want to get your hands on our Natural Sea Sponge for a gentle but effective cleaning treatment. 

  • Once the excess surface mud is gone, submerge the affected area in a bowl of warm water. Make sure to check the care label to see the maximum temperature the garments should be treated with! 
  • Add a capful of Stain Remover directly to the stain. 
  • Massage the product into the stain, either with your fingers or with our natural sponge and leave to soak for 30 minutes. 
  • Repeat this process until the stain has completely vanished, and wash the garment as normal, either by hand or in the machine!  

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3. HAND WASH

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If you skipped the steps above and are planning to go straight to machine washing your garments, then a word of warning: if there is a large amount of dirt on the clothes, then we'd recommend hand washing rather than machine washing, as dirt can get caught in, and clog, washing machines quite easily - and you wouldn't want the mud transferring to other clothes! We've crafted special formulas that will leave you confident hand washing your favourite garments at home.  

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4. DON'T OVERFILL THE WASHING MACHINE

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If you are machine washing the garment, make sure to not overfill the washing machine, so the dirt can have the best chance at getting washed away completely, and it wont stick on other clothes. 

5. AIR DRY 

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Air dry the garments if you can - it's better for the clothes and the planet than tumble drying.

Mud stains may be tough to tackle, but with these top tips, you'll be able to get your garment back looking fabulous in no time.
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