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Towels soaking in a blue bowl with water and detergent.

Soaking your clothes

Soaking clothes before washing may help with stain removal. First, however, check that:

  • The dye will not run, by looking at the care label.
  • The garment is not leather, wool, silk, has metal fasteners or a flame resistant finish.
  • The OMO laundry detergent  you’re using is fully dissolved before immersing the clothing in the water.
  • The water in not too hot for the fabric or dye.
  • The garment is not crumpled up.
  • White and coloured articles are separated – specifically white nylon.
  • The basin is not enamel.