Expert stain removal tricks that will mean you never have to scrub and soak again 

Mail Online | 2/10/2019 | Emilia Mazza For Daily Mail Australia
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There's nothing more tedious than having to deal with difficult stains that require hours of soaking or scrubbing.

Some of the worst you're likely to encounter include cooking oil, sweat, mud and the always complicated grass stain.

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To help make things easier, Australian stain removal expert Rebecca Tan from Vanish revealed to 9Honey her best tips and tricks.

And the best part? Her hacks mean there's no need to spend hours over a wash basin or shell out on expensive products.

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Active kids are likely to mean one thing: clothing covered in grass stains.

The stains themselves can be notoriously difficult to remove, however, as Rebecca reveals this needn't be the case.

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She advises pre-treating the stain first by washing it in cold water then adding stain removal product to the affected area.

'Mixing a powder stain remover with water is better than using regular powder detergent alone on grass stains,' the expert told Honey.

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Once the stain is pre-treated, wash with your usual detergent.

Cooking oil stains on clothing can be troublesome to remove.

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However, you've got more chance of restoring a garment if you deal with these sooner rather than later, Rebecca said.

Fresh stains can be addressed using a decent amount of baking soda which has been applied to the affected area. This should remain on the garment for 30 to 40 minutes.

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Add detergent to the baking soda to create a paste. Gently massage this into the fabric using your fingers.

At this point, the article of clothing can be put in the wash. A hot cycle is recommended, if the garment allows.

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If the stain still won't budge, a little white vinegar added to your next wash can make...
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