With yesterday’s post about Xtreme Clean being amazing at helping get marks off clothes I thought it was a good time to review some old comments about Xtreme Clean and clothing and stains.
Most stains are caused by a foreign substance being worked into the fabric. This is often grease, but can be tomato sauce, blood, mustard, oil, or even grass. This substance is absorbed by the fabric, and held there, much like a sponge holds water. But because of how fabric operates you can’t always easily ‘wring it out’ like you do a sponge. A washing machine will attempt to ‘wring it out’ as part of the process. Often, however, the item has set in the fabric much like butter sets in the fridge. What the Xtreme Clean does is to loosen the item so that it can be flushed out much easier by your washing machine. All you need to do is spray the item with a 1:5 mix of Xtreme Clean (one part Xtreme Clean to five parts water) and then pop it in the machine.
However some items actually change the fabric itself. These are dyes, and the there are a few common ones these days. Red food colouring. Bananas. Tumeric. All of these change the fabric. And because Xtreme Clean doesn’t damage fabric it is unable to lift a dye out. Usually in these cases there is no option but to replace the fabric.
So whilst Xtreme Clean is New Zealand’s best citrus cleaner, it can’t do everything, it just cleans mostly everything. But you should definitely keep a 1:5 mix of Xtreme Clean in your bathroom to help with your laundry.