How to Remove Mud From Clothes Dried in a Dryer

Dried-in mud from the clothes dryer tends to set a stain. Eliminating the mud stain from the clothes may require several attempts. Heat from the dryer bakes a stain into the material and requires soaking to loosen the grasp from the fabric fibers. Once the stains loosen adequately, they are washed away. With the proper cleaning techniques, you can remove dried-in mud stains.

Remove dried-in mud with a powdered detergent paste.
  1. Scrape off as much of the dried-in mud as possible by taking the clothes outside and brushing with your hand.

  2. Mix 2 tbsp. of powdered laundry detergent with enough water to form a thick paste.

  3. Apply the paste to the mud stains. Cover the stains completely with the detergent paste. Leave the paste on the clothes overnight.

  4. Place the clothes in the washer. Set the water temperature to the hottest setting allowed by the clothes manufacturer.

  5. Pour 3 tbsp. of liquid detergent into the washer. Add 1/4 cup of bleach for white clothes or color-safe bleach for colored clothes.

  6. Repeat the entire cleaning process if the stain remains.

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