Our Privacy/Cookie Policy contains detailed information about the types of cookies & related technology on our site, and some ways to opt out. By using the site, you agree to the uses of cookies and other technology as outlined in our Policy, and to our Terms of Use.

Close

How to Loosen Ground Soil With Detergent

Clothing Stains

Step 1

Let the item dry thoroughly to enable brushing off the excess dirt.

Step 2

Use a stiff brush to vigorously brush the dried mud off of your clothing or uniform.

Step 3

Spray the soiled area with stain remover.

Step 4

Fold the garment in on itself and rub the stain remover into the garment.

Step 5

Place the garment in the washer, if it is machine washable. Add detergent as usual, and then repeat as necessary until the stain is removed.

Upholstery Stains

Step 1

Let the item dry thoroughly to enable brushing off the excess dirt.

Step 2

Use a stiff brush to vigorously brush the dried mud off of your clothing, uniform or chair.

Step 3

Mix a tablespoon of liquid detergent -- the kind you use to wash by hand -- with two cups of cold water.

Step 4

Blot the item with a soft, dry cloth dipped in the detergent liquid to lift out the stain as much as possible.

Step 5

Sponge the item gently to remove the liquid once the stain disappears.

More from lifestyle