How To Remove Dirt Stain From White Socks
Not knowing how to remove dirt stains from white socks is a common issue for anyone who wears white socks. It's inevitable when wearing anything white that it will attract dirt. When socks get filthy, it seems almost impossible to remove enough dirt to actually make them appear as white as they did fresh from the department store. Although it does seem an arduous task, removing a dirt stain from white socks can be done with a little change to your laundry habits.
What you'll need:
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Baking soda
- Pre-treat any ground-in stains. If the dirt stain on your socks appears to be ground-in, you'll need to pre-treat the stain. You can do this by adding a pre-treatment stain removal directly to the stain prior to adding your socks to the laundry machine.
- Check water temperature. Using the right water temperature plays a big part when removing a dirt stain from white socks. Cold and warm settings are not hot enough to properly cleanse and remove dirt. Instead, make certain that your machine is set to the hot wash setting.
- Add the laundry detergent. Properly measure the amount of detergent for the size of your load and laundry machine. Resist the urge to add more than instructed because too much detergent can leave a dirty residue on your white socks and actually prevent them from being as clean as they could be.
- Add bleach to your laundry. Bleach is the standby solution for when removing a dirt stain from white socks. The size of your laundry load will determine the amount of bleach that you use.
- Load the laundry. When loading laundry, be cautious about over stuffing the machine. Too many clothes and the machine won't be able to wash as freely as it should to successfully remove dirt stains. Only load white clothes when washing whites as darker or bright colors will only defeat your goal of having perfectly white socks.
Tips & Warnings:
- To avoid damaging your socks when using bleach, refer to the bottle for exact measurements.
- Only use bleach when washing whites. Do not pour bleach onto colored clothing.