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    Default Laundry advice - white school polo shirts

    DS is only in his 2nd week of primary school and his white uniform polos already have stains that don't come out in a regular machine wash

    They have the school logo on them and cost $30 a piece, so I need to look after them!

    Tips needed on how I can treat them to keep them fresh-looking. Is Napisan still the go-to product? Please help meeeee

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    Default Laundry advice - white school polo shirts

    Does your washing machine have a soak option? I spray with stain remover then put the clothes in the machine along with a scoop of napisan plus the usual powder and leave them to soak. Then hang in sunshine.

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    Spot treat with bleach, so that you don't affect the emblem.

    I feel your pain!

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    I also swear by exit soap. And napisan soak. Depending on the stain the preen vanish spray works well on DHs sweat stains on his white polos.

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    I feel your pain too. I tend to throw our white polo's into a bucket of napisan and soak them overnight and then into the washing machine. I hang them outside in the sunshine when possible.

    In winter I do have a couple of polo's without the logo that the kids wear when they know they wont be taking their school jumper off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Does your washing machine have a soak option? I spray with stain remover then put the clothes in the machine along with a scoop of napisan plus the usual powder and leave them to soak. Then hang in sunshine.
    Just checked - no soak option on the washing machine.

    I don't have a laundry tub, so any soaking will have to be done in a bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Just checked - no soak option on the washing machine.

    I don't have a laundry tub, so any soaking will have to be done in a bucket.
    If it's a top loader, maybe you could open the lid and let it soak?

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    My son has white formal shirts with the school logo. I feel your pain.

    I spray any stains with eucalyptus spray (best stain remover ever), pen or pencil marks with hairspray. I let these sit for a few minutes then soak in napisan (just the cheap version) in a bucket. Then put in a normal wash. This gets the marks out 95% of the time. If it's stubborn I use sard wonder soap with a toothbrush. I've kept his formal shirts going for years with this regime

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    If it's a top loader, maybe you could open the lid and let it soak?
    It is a top loader, so I could give that a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    It is a top loader, so I could give that a go
    Or just turn off the power to it once the tube has filled with water..

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