Stain Solver


Surf can work miracles, but you may need a helping hand to shift really serious stains. First follow these three simple steps:

1. Act fast. The quicker you get stain solving, the less chance the guilty culprit will have to cast its deadly dye!
2. Blot the stain with paper towel.
Read the care label carefully to check the stain solution won’t damage the fabric.

Now you are ready to get stain solving!

You should find the secret to shifting your stain among our line up of the top ten most stubborn stain suspects. And afterwards, don’t forget to wash with Surf and hang those culprits out to dry!

Soak in cold, salty water. Keep changing the water until it runs clear.

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Put the garment in the freezer for an hour (yes, really!). This makes the gum so hard you can crack it off.

Scrape off any surface chocolate (no, don't eat it!), sponge the stain with warm soapy water and rinse with cold.

Footie? Cartwheels? Just plain mucky? Let mud dry before brushing it off and gently rub methylated spirits into grass stains before rinsing with warm soapy water.

Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda on the saucy spot, leave for 10 minutes and soak in cold water.

There’s only one thing that works for lippy and that’s a specialist stain remover. As far as the rest of the make-up department goes, Surf prides itself on sorting their stains!

Soak whites in water with a tablespoon of household bleach. For more delicate fabrics, use one part hydrogen peroxide to four parts water. But never use bleaching products on wool, silk, flame-resistant or easy-care finishes and coloured fabrics.

Sprinkle with talc to absorb any excess oil, submerge for 2 hours in cool water mixed with Surf, then wash on the hottest temperature the fabric will allow. For super greasy marks, you may have to reach for a specially formulated oily stain remover.

First, check the fabric’s colourfastness by gently rubbing white spirit into a hidden area. If the fabric keeps its colour, dab the stain with a white cloth dampened with white spirit and soak in cold water for 20 minutes.

Prepare a fifty-fifty mixture of white vinegar and water, pour over the stain and let it stand for ten minutes.

If your stubborn stain isn’t on our list of prime suspects, call the Surf Washing Line free on 1800 227 200 (AUS) or 0800 108 806 (NZ) – we love a challenge!

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