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09-19-2007, 12:18 PM #1
I am looking for a good and inexpensive alternative to store bought laundry pretreater. Dh get pretty dirty at work so I need something that works on tough stains. What do some of you use?
- 09-19-2007, 12:22 PM #2
oops! Title should be SprayNWash...hit the wrong key.
09-19-2007, 12:50 PM #3
- Rep Power
This takes a little more time than spraying, but I get a bar of that Fels Naptha soap (sometimes found in the laundry area, or sometimes they put it in with the regular body bar soaps). It is a tan colored bar with a whitish wrapper, and our grandmas always used it for the wash.
I take and wet a scrub brush in water and brush it across the Fels Naptha till it makes a suds and gets the brush all sudsy, and then I brush the stains with it. Do it over and over again--wetting the brush, making suds, and scrubbing the stains. It gets most anything out and is soooo cheap.
When my son played football, I used this a lot, and sometimes the whole thing was covered in grass and mud and it took me awhile.....but worked!
09-19-2007, 05:21 PM #4
For greasy stains, I use Dawn dishwashing liquid. I've used the Fels Naptha too. I've also used peroxide on stains like peaches or coffee, things that they say WON'T come out. That requires soaking the stain overnight...just pour the peroxide on, let it sit. It has never bleached the fabric when I've used it. Sometimes, I just put a little of the detergent on and let it sit a few minutes before washing. That's AFTER I've measured the detergent for the wash.
09-19-2007, 07:58 PM #5
I also use Dawn detergent. It works great!
09-20-2007, 10:03 AM #6
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I have always used Dawn dish soap. My dh gets so dirty. He also sweats alot, working outside here in Florida, and his shirts take on a not so pleasant smell. So I add 1 cup of baking soda to his wash, and it comes out smelling good!
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