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Hi ya! I as wondering if anyone has any good cleaning hacks for removing mud from white denim shorts? Thanks!!

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Try a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and blue colored dawn. Just a few drops of Dawn dish washing soap with peroxide in a spray bottle. Soak it heavily in the stained area,Let it soak in for 5-20 minutes and wash it out. As long as you are washing it with all white clothes.

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Gleide in Peabody, MA
March 9, 2019

yes there are always products and dedication to solve this problem

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shout spray I find it does wonders

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Hailey in Joplin, MO
Feb. 28, 2019

baking soda

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User in Laredo, TX
Feb. 24, 2019

Clorox gel pen. After that you start the load for whites, by pouring Ariel which is a powder substance used for whitening. so pour Ariel, then add the bleach and then pinol which is in a green bottle. The Pinol also is a great whitening enhancer. So after that, load the whites in and you will see the difference.

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Have you tried using the cleaner called resolve? Let it sit for a while before washing

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try a stain remover let it sit for a bit and add a little bleach and wash hopefully that should work and make the stain disappear.

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Use Oxy clean and peroxide

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hydrogen peroxide...removes everything. So does dawn dish soap soaking for a while.

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dawn soap is the stain remover I go to.

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I would let the mud dry.......brush it off and clean with a little of chlorax

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Soak in Brite-White powder then wash with powder in washer! Hope it helps!

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White vinegar ,and apply right away

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spray n wash

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yes you can usually use peroxide to remove all kinds of stains from white shorts. jut pour it on the stain and let it set then rinse with water repeat if necessary until stain is gone then wash as usual.

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vinegar or acholol

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I clean the mud off spray with shout

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Oxyclean. Wet the spot with cold water and gently brush it with a cleaning brush. Then pour Oxyclean on the spot, wet with very warm water to make a sort of paste, and roll up the shorts so the paste stays wet. Depending on the stain, and whether its been washed in hot water or put in a hot dryer (those make stains set), it may take several days and a few treatments (with each sitting several days). This does less damage to the fabric than bleach and doesn't risk turning them yellow.

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Stacie in Garland, TX
Nov. 15, 2018

Dawn and vinegar

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You have to soak them - for about 6 hours - before washing them. You can use bleach or make a paste of baking soda and white vinegar.

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Dana in Meridian, ID
Nov. 13, 2018

Soaking with pre wash stain remover treatmeant, a color safe bleach, detergent and a little 409. Let it soak overnight checking it and adding a little rubbing back n forth on the stain. Good luck

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User in Hesperia, CA
Nov. 10, 2018

I would try peroxide

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Use something especial for the

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Have you tried Awesome for pre-treating or cleaning?

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User in Danbury, CT
Oct. 25, 2018

Spray Stains removing buy in the store

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Purchase a laundry spot cleaner and follow directions. If you cannot afford that then use bleach with baking soda and a toothbrush and scrub the area through the fabric on both sides. Just wash normally with a tad of bleach for your whites like normal. That should get the shorts looking white as new.

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Soak them in hot water and bleach for an hour or two depending on how set in the stain is.

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dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide

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Nola in Tyler, TX
Sept. 27, 2018

First, try to remove as much dry mud as you can then mix half tsp of liquid detergent and tbsp of white vinegar in a large bowl then soak the shorts in it for a few minutes before washing it

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User in Algonquin, IL
Sept. 24, 2018

I prefer Zout stain remover. I also use a capful of detergent onto the stain directly. Also can add Borax to the wash. Soaking them first in a large bucket helps. Soak in Borax.

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oops!!!! Sorry, I have my own secret and I don't want to display here. But I'll give you a hint what I do. A dd to ... white vinegar and ....Voila!!!!

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thats what i do i turn on the washer and i mix little bit of soap and bleach just a little with a cool water and have it mix really good and i put the white short ,, it will be new short again

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Pamela in Tyler, TX
Sept. 17, 2018

youtube it

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Presley in Macon, GA
Sept. 16, 2018

resolve foam spray and or awesome spray and soak

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Marcia in Mosinee, WI
Sept. 10, 2018

I would use a solution of Dawn dish soap along with hydrogen peroxide. Follow up with Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide,

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I'm not sure how much mud you have on the shorts but I use the bleach pen often on whites and it does an amazing job!

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Rebecca in Tampa, FL
Sept. 4, 2018

let the mud dry scrape off as much as you can put liquid dish soap on the stain and rub it in let it set overnight next day use a toothbrush or scrub brush that won't damage material add small amount of water and scrub it into the stain and rinse. repeat if necessary.

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Jackie in Eldred, NY
Sept. 1, 2018

spray and blot the area using a mixture of 2 cups of warm water and 1 tablespoon of clear, bleach-free laundry detergent. Spray again with plain, warm water and blot until suds are removed. To remove any remaining detergent, spray with a mixture of equal parts warm water and distilled white vinegar. That should help ya!

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Try soaking in vinegar and water or hydrogen peroxide and water. Google for the ratio of each but vinegar gets things amazingly white! Also, Espro Sports Cleaner from Walmart works GREAT at removing stains. Spray the shorts, let them sit 24 hours, spray them again, then soak in vinegar and water (usually 1cup vinegar to 1 gallon water), soak overnight then wash in a good detergent like Ociclean, Tide, or Persil. Good luck!

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Martha in Dedham, MA
Aug. 28, 2018

Allow the mud to dry completely.Use a brush, spatula or table knife to remove as much of the dried mud as possible. Avoid rubbing the stain with a colored cloth or terry-cloth towel, which may make the problem worse. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of liquid dish detergent and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in a large bowl or basin

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I've yet to find anything that a good Oxyclean soaking can't get out! Good luck!

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At Dollar Tree has a spray product called Laundry Pre-Wash that removes the stains within minutes. Excellent product.

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rub the jeans with borax and backing soda mixed in hot or warm water. hope this helps.

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User in Stamford, CT
Aug. 20, 2018

Used a blue dish soap live inthe hot water soaking and them put in the laundry to wash is like magic

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I have a specific don't and stain remover.

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google! Or maybe letting them soak in boiling water, or using peroxide!

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Baking soda, stain remover, or oxyclean will get that mud out for sure.

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Lava Bar bar soap from Autozone work really really well and also try a small amount of Shout on the area and then use a magic eraser.

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i found green organic products to work the best

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Becky in Merrill, WI
Aug. 13, 2018

Try arm & hammer otherwise sponge the spot with 1 tablespoon 20 mule team borax ad 1 cup warm water.Flush w/water if that doesn't work make a paste work into stain let sit 1 hour flush and wash as normal. Good Luck

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Carmel in Belmont, CA
Aug. 12, 2018

First of all read tge cleaning instructions on tge garment. Then make sure you test a small area first. If need soak tge garment before putting in washing machine if needed.

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My go to is usually spray and wash. Give it a generous spray and let sit. The next day I give it a quick scrub before throwing into the washing machine. My newest favorite thing is the Magic Eraser - don't know how I've made it this far through life without trying it sooner.

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Soak in dreft, cascade and oxy clean for a day or so.

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what I usually do is wet the stain with water apply lestoil for 15 minutes scrub with a scrubbing brush if it doesn't work the first time apply again for 15 minutes then put in the washer machine

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Hot water wash & bleach generally works well! Patricia

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Awesome works for almost anything and best part is that it only costs a $1 from Dollar Tree

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Peroxide. In the past, as a nurse, peroxide worked wonders for various stains.

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Dawn dish soap is a life saver! I saw someone else recommended it is as well and I 100% agree. I have gotten out blood from clothing and car grease from clothing and other misc. stains using Dawn dish soap. As the other person said as well, do not dry anything until you're happy with the results. Also, put the dish soap directly on the stain and rub the material together (not gently). I tend to treat the inside and outside of the garment if the stain is old, like the kids forgot to tell you it was on there or just a heavy stain. Hope this helps!

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User in Oakland, CA
Aug. 4, 2018

oxy orange

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User in Oakland, CA
Aug. 4, 2018

yes with white vinegar and backing soda

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Spray them with hair spray let it sit for a minute then wash also baking soda rubbed in & let it sit for 20 min but if you have already put them in the dryer the stain will set & never come out !

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Soaking them in oxyclean can be pretty effective. I would also spot treat the area to try and lift the stain.

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Retreat with dawn and or tide or both wash them check the stain if it's not 100% gone retreat again let soak n washer then wash again. Do not dry them until you make sure the stain is out

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The first way is to use a heavy duty shout spray and scrub and work the solution into the stain. That should work. If it doesn't you should soak the white jeans in a solution called "White Brite". It can be found at your local walmart. Allow the shorts to soak into the solution for about 20-30 minutes then wash as you would regularly.I personally have used it to remove mud, blood, old dingy armpit stains that have been there for years!

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try some degreaser or vinegar

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User in Quincy, MA
July 31, 2018

"Oxiclean versatile stain remover". Its a powder sold in a yellow, red, white and blue container. It works by soaking for 4 hours or overnight. Follow the directions on the label. Purchase in the laundry detergent part of the store. Donna Williams

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OXY detergent booster and Dawn dishwashing liquid. Rinse with cold water all gross dirt from area until water runs fairly clear. Do not wring fabric maybe let drip a little so its not sopping wet. While garment is still wet make a paste of the Oxy and Dawn, apply to area and now rub it in, let sit overnight if stain is super bad, wash according to fabric instructions. ***ALSO WORKS FOR GREASE STAINS and other stains too. if not severe stain apply treatment right away and through in hamper until time to wash.

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dawn dish soap, baking soda, and peroxide.

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id recommend you using bleach and hot water if you don't like bleach you can also use white vinegar

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Karen in Galt, CA
July 22, 2018

Lava Soap (Bar type soap in Supermarkets) Rub it in and watch the mud disappear!

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Well vinegar and baking soda are wonderful and hydrogen peroxide works well too.

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Jean in Olyphant, PA
July 19, 2018

Get a Clorox bleach pen or regular bleach dip a Qtip in the bottle and rub on the stain.

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soak in some oxyclean before washing and add a little bleach in wash

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User in Boston, MA
July 18, 2018

do not soak the entire denim and use a toothbrush and scrub detergent with toothbrush onto the denim

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Traci in Atlanta, GA
July 17, 2018

I've yet to meet a stain that Spray N Wash won't get out. Blood, tomato sauce, melted chocolate... It's easy to locate at Walmart, grocery stores, and probably Target!

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Soak in lemon or lime juice. The enzymes work out stains and maintain the fabric to look like new.

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Carol in Sarasota, FL
July 13, 2018

Make a thick paste of oxy clean powder and water. Put it on the shorts and let sit for at least an hour. If it dosnt work try it again. I have used this on dried blood and it took the stain out.

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Alaina in Racine, WI
July 10, 2018

What I do for my clothes when i get mud on them is get the liquid Oxi stain stick, rub it on the stain then let it sit for a day and throw it in the wash.

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Rubbing alcohol works wonders!

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Kay in Valrico, FL
June 6, 2018

Yes! Dawn and Peroxide works wonders. Mix 1 part Dawn, 2 parts peroxide then add 1-2 tablespoons of Baking Soda to make a paste. I scrub it in with an old toothbrush and let it sit for about an hour, then just wash accordingly (i'd avoid Bleach though)

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Dawn liquid dish soap cleans and removes any stain. I have removed red nail polish from light tan carpet. True story. Completely gone.

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You can use baking soda or bleach leave it soaking in soap and water overnight.

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Yes. Use a steamer. They work on anything mostly.

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Yes, Steam it. I have a steamer, it will remove even wax.

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Randi in Billings, MT
March 13, 2019

Try raw apple cider vinegar then wash a few times to get the smell out.

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Sonja in Canton, GA
May 23, 2018

I have a DIY stain remover that I use. You can make it into a spray or a paste. I keep both on hand. It is super easy to make and very inexpensive. You just need baking soda, Blue liquid Dawn (blue only) and hydrogen peroxide. The paste you just use, equal parts of each and stir up really good and I use an old toothbrush to apply it. Leave on the stain for at least 15mins and wash as you normally do. For tough stains like sharpie, you may have to repeat that process if you find after you take it out of the wash that it's not totally gone. Just don't dry it or it will make it harder to remove the stain. For the spray version of the remover you will use 1/4 part of the dawn and 1/4 part of the baking soda and then 1/2 will be the hydrogen peroxide. Both require you to stir and/or shake well after the solution has sat for any period of time.

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