Removing Stains From Clothes With Bleach
Fill a washing machine with warm or hot water (if the fabric allows warm or hot washing). Add one cup of liquid household bleach as the machine is filling -- adding bleach then, rather than waiting for the machine to fill completely, will allow the bleach to better mix with the water before you add the stained item.
Place the stained item into the washer. Let it soak for at least half an hour.
Let the item run through one wash cycle to rinse out excess bleach.
Check the fabric item. If the stain appears to be gone, start a new wash cycle, this time adding detergent only to the water. If the stain is still a bit visible, add another cup of bleach to the detergent and water.
Finish washing and rinsing the item in the washing machine. Hang to dry or dry according to the label instructions.
Things You Will Need
- Liquid household bleach (sodium hypochlorite)
- Laundry detergent
- If you feel the fabric smells too strongly of bleach after washing this way, you can just send it through an extra rinse cycle.