Stain Removal Tips

Colour Guard's unique formula lifts stubborn stains and dirt yet protects your clothes from the dullness of frequent washing. Below are some tips to help you tackle tough stains and keep your colours looking newer for longer.

General Advice

  • When dealing with stains your best defence is to act fast. The quicker you treat the stain, the more likely it will be easily removed.
  • Always read the care label on your clothes first and follow the care instructions.
  • Check your garment is colour-fast first (test a small unseen area by wetting the area checking to see if the dye runs).
  • Remove excess stain liquid with a clean white cloth or paper towel and remove solids by gently scraping with a blunt knife. Be sure to brush off any excess solids before the garment is submerged.
  • Make a paste using Radiant powder and apply to the stained area, then add to the wash as per usual.
  • Alternatively, soaking stained clothes in a diluted bucket of Radiant is often the best way to remove stains. Never use soap as this may set most stains. Do not soak silk, wool, non colour-fast garments or garments with metal trims.
  • Check that no stains have remained on your clothes before drying. The heat of a dryer or iron can make the stains more permanent.
  • Caring for your washing machine will mean it continues to provide a consistently clean wash. Two or three times a year run your machine on a hot wash without any clothes. Add the standard amount of washing powder or liquid and this will help clean out any dirt and build up in the machine and pipes.
  • When towels are new and don't absorb water well, pop them into the wash with half a cap of bicarbonate soda and your towels will come out fluffy and more absorbent.

Dealing With Specific Stains

Tomato Sauce

Pre-treat: Immediately scrape or blot surface and rinse with cold water, then soak overnight in a warm solution of Radiant liquid or powder. Always check for colourfastness before soaking.

Then: Wash using Radiant liquid, powder or powder capsules as the care label recommends and line dry if possible.

Sweat on Collar/Cuffs

Pre-treat: Add Radiant liquid directly to the stain, or make a paste from the powder and rub the stain lightly.

Then: Wash using Radiant liquid, powder or powder capsules as the care label recommends.

Grass

Pre-treat: Soak overnight in a warm solution of Radiant liquid or powder. Always check for colourfastness before soaking.

Then: Wash using Radiant liquid, powder or powder capsules as the care label recommends.

Chocolate

Pre-treat: Immediately sponge or blot surface to remove as much excess as you can. Add Radiant liquid direct to the stain, or make a paste from the powder and rub the stain lightly.

Then: Wash using Radiant liquid, powder or powder capsules as the care label recommends.

Grease/Oil

Pre-treat: Sponge or blot surface with a paper towel to remove as much excess as you can. Add Radiant liquid direct to the stain, or make a paste from the powder and rub the stain lightly.

Then: Wash using Radiant liquid, powder or powder capsules as the care label recommends. Remember to check the item after the wash. If the stain remains, heat will make the stain permanent so it's best to repeat the pre-treat process.

brilliant whites SHARPER COLOURS

radiant liquid 1.25L and 2.25L

brilliant whites SHARPER COLOURS

radiant liquid 1.25L and 2.25L

Ideal for everyday washing, Radiant liquid dissolves fast, leaving no residue. It is tough on stubborn stains & dirt yet gentle on your clothes protecting them from the dullness of frequent washing.

All Radiant laundry liquid is suitable for both front and top loader machines thanks to anti-foaming technology.

Our safe laundry practices

HOW IT WORKS

ADVANCED OPTICAL BRIGHTENER TECHNOLOGY
Re-emits light to give you brighter whites.
COLOUR ENHANCING TECHNOLOGY WITH ANTI-FUZZ PROTECTION
Removes excess micro-fibres from your clothes that block light from hitting the surface.
ANTI-GREYING POLYMERS
Helps prevent stains re-depositing onto your clean clothes.
ANTI-DYE TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY
Captures leaked dye molecules in the wash, helping to prevent them from depositing onto other garments.
ANTI-GREYING POLYMERS SLOW STAINS RE-DEPOSITING
Anti-greying polymers help prevent stains re-depositing onto your clean clothes, ensuring they never look grey or dull.
HYPOALLERGENIC DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED
We conducted (Repeat Insult Patch Tests) RIPT on people with sensitive skin to ensure we minimised irritation.
GENTLE ON SKIN
A low allergen fragrance is used while harmful dyes are carefully excluded.
Specialty Wash For Blacks & Dark Colours
Mild and gentle on dark colours and fibers, protecting them from fading.
Opti-Bright
FIGHTS STAINS & PROTECTS COLOURS

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