Back to school stain guide

The kids are back to school – hurrah! Each day they set off in crisp clean uniforms and return with a whole rainbow of stains that testify to their busy activities: the splatter of paint from art class, the grass from the playing fields, and the drip of gravy from lunch. As the washing mounts up and you feel the panic start to rise, fear not! ACE’s brand ambassador – the UK’s biggest cleaning blogger, ‘Queen of Clean’, is here to help you tackle some of the most common school-induced stains!


The days of wearing dad’s old shirt have gone in schools as many now claim to use washable paint. Sometimes this is not the case and a simple wash isn’t always enough to banish those annoying paint stains from a white polo shirt. Apply ACE for Whites directly to the mark to get your kid’s shirts stain free!

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Pen Ink

Ink can be one of the hardest stains to remove if not treated straight away, and whether it’s leaky pens or accidental felt tip marks, your child is likely to come home with at least one of these marks on a regular basis. Apply ACE Stain Remover Spray to the stain and leave to work for 15 minutes, rinse and wash as normal to banish the annoying ink marks.

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Grass stains show up even on dark school uniform, and with all the playground games this type of stain will inevitably turn up on your little one’s school uniform. Grass is one of the easiest stains to tackle when you have a bottle of ACE in the cupboard. Chuck all your grass stained items into the wash with a capful of ACE and the annoying green marks will be gone.

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Kids always manage to get covered in mud – particularly if you have a child who likes to knee slide or drag their belongings along the ground! Use ACE to banish mud stains from their school uniform and bag. Leave mud to dry before picking off large clumps, soak items in cold water with a capful of ACE for Colours before washing as normal.

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Grazed knees and nose bleeds often result in a marked school uniform, and blood can stain quite quickly. Queen of Clean always advises to turn the clothing item inside out before running the stained section under the cold-water tap. Add a drop of ACE directly to the stain, leave it to sit before rinsing and washing as normal.

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What’s your favourite trick for getting rid of troublesome stains? Let us know at @ACECLEANUK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of ACE in Morrisons, The Range, Tesco (and lots of other retailers!).

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Have you ever noticed a change in your mood when the house isn’t tidy? Many studies have found a link between well-being and house cleanliness, with the biggest conclusion being that those with tidy homes were more active and, therefore, healthier. ACE Stain Remover can be used on both household surfaces and as a pre-treatment on your clothes, so you can be even happier knowing you’ve saved money on cleaning products too!

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We’ve all had that moment when you realise your friends are on their way and the house looks more like a pigsty than a place fit for humans. When the idea of getting the house sparkling from top-to-bottom in time is an impossible one, you sometimes just need a few quick cleaning jobs to get the house looking ready for visitors. ACE has put together some tips that will get your house prepared for visitors in no time at all – they’re also pretty useful habits to get into to help keep the house tidy throughout the week.

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Whether it’s spending quality time with the family, eating a big Christmas dinner or enjoying the festive spirit, there is plenty to love about this time of year. ACE has put together a few tips on how to get your house ready for the upcoming festivities. Before you start the cleaning, make sure that your cupboard is stocked with ACE…

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If the room looks tidy it must be clean, right? Unfortunately not! Most of us will vacuum and dust regularly which of course makes our house look nice and clean, but we often forget about the blanket on the sofa or the curtains that have been hanging by the window since we moved in. The team at ACE have put together some tips and tricks for cleaning those household furnishings that may have been forgotten about…

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For those of you who are experiencing university for the first time – whether you’re the parent of a student or a fresher yourself – it is a daunting time. If you’re sat there thinking about all the cooking, laundry and bathroom cleaning (and partying) ahead of you; the team here at ACE are here to give you a few tips on how to survive flying the nest.

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Holidays are all about making yourself at home in a new place, putting down your phone and enjoying time with friends and family. It’s refreshing to get away from it all and have a well-earned break, but it’s much more difficult to stay clean and organised when you have limited storage and household supplies! If you’re sleeping wild this summer – or jetting off without the contents of your cleaning cupboard – the team at ACE has some advice.

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It’s that magnificent time of year again. The sunshine has broken through the clouds and there are flourishes of colourful blooms popping up in the garden. The change in the weather can boost your motivation, meaning the perfect time for a spring clean! It can be a great way to create a fresh canvas for entertaining over the upcoming months. Great if you want to open your doors to family and friends for BBQs, summer drinks and play dates with the kids. The team at ACE encouraged you to share your top tips and tricks for that annual spring clean. Here’s what you came up with.

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The weather has meant that it’s not feeling like spring just yet, but we’ve still got our fingers crossed that warmer climes are around the corner. Either way, it’s that time of year when many of us start thinking about the Big Spring Clean so we’ve teamed up with our brand ambassador Queen of Clean to share some expert advice on how to begin. Armed with a bit of motivation and some ACE products, your house will be spick and span in no time.

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Washing machines work hard at getting all manner of stains out of your clothes, as well as keeping your towels and linens hygienic. It seems odd that a machine that is designed to clean things also needs cleaning itself, but it does need doing regularly to get rid of residual muck. If you don’t clean your washing machine on a regular basis it can develop a lingering smell, won’t clean your clothes properly and problem areas such as the detergent drawer and inner seal can become mouldy or clogged. To keep your washing machine clean and running smoothly, the team at ACE has some easy and affordable tips.

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