The key to treating stubborn laundry stains is addressing them immediately. If you wait until later, the stain can set into the clothing and be more difficult to remove. Most stains are able to be removed with a little bit of care and patience. Successful stain removal starts by pretreating stains prior to washing in LG washers.
You want to blot the stain from the outside, and work inwards, to prevent making the stain bigger. Blotting should be done using a well wrung damp cloth and cold water. For thicker liquids and solids, carefully remove the excess, first, before blotting the clothing. After blotting the stain and removing as much as possible, treat the stain with a stain treatment product.
There are also several home remedies you can use, like cornstarch for oil-based stains, baking soda for grease stains, and lemon juice to remove stains from whites. It is recommended to leave home remedy stain treatments on the affected area for about 10 minutes before rinsing in cold water. For difficult oil and grease stains, you may make a paste with a small amount of cold water before applying to the stain, and leave the treatment on for up to 15 minutes.
Keep in mind, even after using a stain treatment, the stain might still be noticeable before the clothes are washed in your LG washer. After washing the clothes, inspect for stains and, if they are still present, do not put them into the dryer, as heat will set the stain in the clothing where it is even harder to remove. Instead, retreat the stain and rewash the clothing.
To learn more about LG washers and dryers, or other home laundry solutions, contact one of our professional laundry experts today at 800-875-1533.