Some marks can be hard to remove but Susan Fermor, from cleaning and laundry experts Dr Beckmann, has this advice for common stains...


How to remove grass stains from clothes

The best way to treat a grass stain is to soak it for 15 minutes in water with a dash of white vinegar, then take a white cloth and gently dab. Finish by washing the item of clothing as you usually would on a warm wash.

How to remove mud stains from clothes

Resist the temptation to wipe at the stain. Let it dry and then scrape off the dried dirt, before washing as normal.

How to remove pollen stains from clothes

Blot the stained fabric with a damp cloth then prepare to wash the garment. Use a stain remover to help break apart the stain.

How to remove chocolate stains from clothes

Remove any excess chocolate and blot with a damp cloth. Apply a stain remover and scrub repeatedly.

How to remove grease stains from clothes

Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on the area and leave it to soak for five minutes, then use a brush to scrub the baking soda into the stain. Finish by washing the clothing as you normally would, on the hottest temperature that the fabric will allow.


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Dr. Beckmann has built up a reputation across Europe as an expert in special textile and household cleaners.