I’m a laundry pro – my tip for removing the toughest stains from clothes, even chewing gum and nail polish

GETTING a tough-to-move stain on your clothes is annoying, especially when it doesn’t come out in the washing machine.

But now a laundry expert has shared his professional hack for getting rid of the most “stubborn” stains, including nail polish and chewing gum stains.


A laundry professional explained exactly how to get rid of chewing gum from clothesCredit: Getty

Deyan Dimitrov, CEO of Laundryheap, insisted that with his advice there was no need to throw away the clothes.

Speaking to Daily Express, he said: “Dip the garment in lemon juice and use the dull edge of a knife to scrape off the excess gum.

“Immediately wash your garment in the washing machine to prevent the lemon juice from changing the color of your clothes.

“Alternatively, for dark-colored items, if you fancy trying a different condiment to combat gum, you can also use mayonnaise. Massage a dollop of mayonnaise into the garment, and the gum should just come off .

Another washing nightmare is when a balled up handkerchief in a garment pocket leaves white spots all over the clothes.

The laundry pro suggested shaking the clothes a bit to get as much fabric out of them as possible.

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Then he said you should dissolve four aspirin tablets in hot water and put the garment in the water.

He suggested leaving it on for two hours and then rinsing it in the machine.

When it comes to nail polish, it may seem like there’s no going back, but the expert insisted there was no going back.

Start by scraping off any excess polish with the blunt side of a spoon.

He then said you better dab the area with a rag and rub in alcohol until the stain is gone.

Finally, wash the clothes with soap and water to remove the alcohol and finish by putting them in the washing machine during a normal wash.

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