How to Remove Ground in Dirt Stains From Colored Clothing

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Although it can be fun to play in the dirt or the mud, the fun is over once it is time to launder the clothes you were wearing. Ground-in dirt can be challenging to remove, and simply putting your soiled garments in the washing machine won't work in most situations. However, some practical steps can be taken to pretreat your garment and make sure that the ground-in stain is gone for good.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Shampoo
  • Warm water
  • Water basin
  • Washing powder
  • Washing machine
  • Sponge

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fill a small basin with warm water and then place the garment inside. This basin can be any size, as long as you have enough room to move your hands around in the basin.

  2. 2

    Put a small amount of hair shampoo on a clean sponge and then lift the shirt out of the water. Scrub the stain vigorously and then rinse the shirt in the warm water basin.

  3. 3

    Pour out the water in the basin and then repeat until the dirt has been thoroughly loosened. Once most of the dirt has been lifted, drain the water and then put the shirt in a washing machine and use your washing powder as usual.

Tips and warnings

  • If possible, try pouring some club soda over the stain as soon as you notice it to lessen the amount of scrubbing you will have to do later.

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