I hadn’t actually heard of Dr Beckmann and their range of stain fighting products before they contacted me to see if I would like to review for them and run a giveaway for my readers.
I have no idea why though, as with two messy boys (three if you count Simon) who have to wear white tops to school, stains are hardly a stranger to this house. We were sent a Dr Beckmann Stain Devils Survival Kit and a Dr Beckmann Pre-Wash Stain Devils bottle.
The Survival Kit has three different containers in it, each with a stain remover that works on different types of stains cleverly! The cooking oil one will no doubt come in handy in the future, as I have gotten rid of loads of clothes in the past with oil stains that just wouldn’t come out.
With all my talk about messy boys, the first stain that I tackled was actually on a top of mine. I had washed the top normally several times already without the stain shifting and presumed that I was going to have to give up and use it as a painting top for when we do DIY. I decided to try Dr Beckmanns on it though.
The only problem I had, was that I had no idea at all where the stain had come from and what it actually was. With it being a browny colour though I started off trying the Dr Beckmann bottle that was intended for tea stains and other liquids. Inside the bottle was a white powder. Following the instructions on the bottle I wet the top and then sprinkled the powder on.
Once I had washed the top and it came out looking the same I was thinking that this post was going to be pretty negative. However it wasn’t the stain remover’s fault that I didn’t know what the stain was. Next I tried the bottle of pre-wash, which handily has a brush at the top of it to scrub at stains a bit before washing the clothing.
I did this and do you know what? I could barely even see where the stain was any more and with a second washing of the top it has disappeared completely.
The top itself isn’t brand new and is getting a bit fluffy, but thanks to Dr Beckmann I can keep wearing it until it falls apart, which is what I intend to do and then buy a replacement.
The other stain that I tackled thankfully was easy to identify. It was biro on my eldest’s shirt – his shirts always get covered in pen and I usually end up getting rid of them way before he ever has the chance to grow out of them.
As you can see from the photos above, the Stain Devils bottle intended for removing ballpoint ink worked perfectly. The first photo shows when I had poured the liquid from this bottle onto the stain on the shirt and the second photo is the shirt after I had left it for the recommended time.
The stain vanished, the little dark fluff looking bits on the second photo is actual part of the ink. I would show you a photo of the shirt once it had been washed, but I made the mistake of washing several shirts together and it worked so well that I had zero idea which one was the right shirt.
So do I recommend you try Dr Beckmann products yourself? Erm yes! They’ve now become a staple product for us and I’m almost disappointed we’ve run out of stains for me to tackle as it feels a bit like a science experiment ha! Although thankfully I don’t have any stains like the ones in the video below to deal with!
Would you have told the people in the video?!
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