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Dealing with the Stains of Summer


When warm winds, sizzling evenings and tropical temperatures reach our shores, you know that summer is here. There’s no better time to take advantage of this wonderful weather, head outdoors, and get out and about with our loved ones to bask in the sun’s welcoming heat. But with this weather comes a few things that we wouldn’t normally experience under cooler circumstances, and as much as we love this sensational season, there are some summer essentials that can stain our clothes.  

With OMO by your side, there’s no need to worry. We’ll show you some top tips and tricks on how to get rid of those summer stains in a flash! 


Braai basting sauce

Nothing says summer like an afternoon braai, and the excited sucking of sticky fingers after tucking into some peri-peri chicken wings or a rack of juicy ribs. But what happens if you get some of that sticky basting sauce on your clothes? How should you treat it? 

Start by flushing the stain with cold water, then pre-treat both sides of the stain with OMO Hand Wash Powder. Next, you will need to pour a few drops of white vinegar onto the tip of a clean sponge and blot the stain until you’ve removed as much of the stain as visibly possible. Finally, soak the garment in water and it should look good as new! 

Juicy fruit  

There’s nothing better than sinking your teeth into a sweet strawberry on a sunny summer’s day, but what should you do when some of its juice spills down your chin and onto your white dress? 

The first step is not to worry – with OMO by your side your sleek new garment is safe from being permanently stained. Simply soak it in a mixture of water, white vinegar and OMO Hand Washing Powder. Take it out after thirty minutes, hang it up to dry, and the stain should be gone for good! 

Bicycle grease

Celebrate summer with a long bike ride around your local park, but beware of one thing – chain stains! If there’s one thing cycling enthusiasts are familiar with, it’s the chain coming loose and rubbing up against their dashing new riding pants. 

In order to get rid of these dark stains, start by adding a little baby powder to the stain and blot it with a wet piece of carton roll or toilet paper. Next, you will need to pre-treat the stain with OMO Hand Washing Powder. With the power of 10 hands in every scoop, this powerful powder will penetrate deep into your garment’s fibres, ensuring that no trace of the stain is left behind.