Between Mia playing football on a muddy field to Theo slipping over whilst playing with his friends at school, I find myself doing at least 1 load of laundry a day. The laundry basket is never empty for more than an hour or so! Recently the team at Ace sent me a selection of products to try which included ACE for Colours Powder, ACE for Whites, ACE Power Mousse and ACE Stain Remover Spray. Could these be the products that finally make winter laundry a breeze?
It seems like no matter what I do, the clothes in our house refuse to stay clean. I would never expect the children to keep their clothes pristine, but during winter, the level of grime and dirt reaches new heights. As mentioned above, both of the children participate in outdoor activities, usually returning home from school/clubs with wet and muddy clothes. If you are a parent, you’ll sympathise with me when I say that keeping school uniform looking clean and tidy is a nightmare. Polo shirt’s covered in streaks of paint/food/mud are the bane of my life.
The cost of replacing uniform is so low nowadays that I often bin stained items of clothing in favour of replacing. As a single mum of two, I need to reduce my stresses where I can, I don’t have time to spend hours scrubbing at clothes. I’ve heard good things about Ace products both online and through friends and family. I was keen to discover whether these items could put an end to the need to replace items of clothing. Could such a budget-friendly range of products really save me both time and money? I was unsure, but willing to try.
We don’t really own white clothing in our house, but a large percentage of the children’s clothing includes pale colours. Their school polo shirts are light blue, so I don’t put them in the wash with dark colours. Instead, I add them to wash with other light coloured clothing, but no matter what I do, the stains persist. I added Ace For Whites to my most recent light wash and I must say I’m pleased with the results. With the addition of Ace For Whites in a short 30 degree wash, the children’s school shirts came out of the washing machine fresher and brighter. However, some of the dirt and grime was still clearly visible. In a bid to remove the last of the marks I sprayed each stain with the Ace Stain Remover Spray before restarting the washing machine for another short 30 degree wash.
Combining the two products worked a treat. Yesterday’s pen mark was no longer visible and the yogurt stain on Theo’s top had disappeared. For really stubborn stains on white clothing in the future, I will spray each stain with Ace Power Mousse which contains bleach and can also be used on household surfaces.
Next I needed to wash the darker load of washing, so in this wash I used Ace For Colours Powder. Ace For Colours can be used as a pre-treatment, for soaking and in the washing machine. Full details and instructions can be found here. I used the Ace For Colours powder in the washing machine as an addition to my usual detergent powder. I didn’t notice a huge difference in the condition of our clothing when I removed it all from the machine, however, once dry, I could see a reduction in the vibrancy of the marks on our clothes. I’m sure when using Ace For Colours powder as a pre-treatment as well as adding it alongside your normal detergent will eliminate stains completely. I think Ace products work well when used together.
Ace products are great for removing stains when you use the right combination of products. It’s never a good idea to use bleach on coloured items of clothing, so avoid using the power mousse on anything that isn’t white. However, I find combining Ace For Colours powder usage methods works well, as does Ace For Whites with the stain remover spray. Ace gives you the ability to defeat stains with a two-pronged attack. I’d definitely recommend using a variety of these items to anyone who struggles with stains and marks on clothing.