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Brand: Ace / Type: Bleach / Category: Laundry

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      22.05.2012 14:16
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      A top quality and amazing product that really is superb!

      When it comes to washing I admit to being a real fuss pot. I love washing and the feeling of clean and tend to do an awful lot of it. My clothing doesn't get very dirty really and the reason for that is because I don't tend to wear clothes above ten minutes before changing them! However being not a very well person I tend to spend alot of of time in bed, eating and drinking and watching dvds or writing reviews and my bedding does suffer for my bad habits with food stains and grease on them which really does my head in cos like I have said I spend alot of time in bed and so usually buy quite expensive and designer bedding.

      I used to buy on the spot stain removers and things and found them very hit and miss indeed and very time consuming to use and for things like curries the stains usually didn't budge at all. I was spending a fortune weekly and more often than not parting with bedding I just wasn't happy to keep!

      So when I spotted this for a Pound in my local Poundland I bought it. I have to admit I didn't expect very much from it to be honest as its something you put in a wash with your usual detergent and fabric softener and the likes but for a mere quid I thought it was very worth a try and at the time I had a white (well it was once!) mattress topper that had seen better days and was ready for the bin to be honest and so when I saw this I decided it would go in the wash opposed to the bin and on a wash to see if I could save it!

      The Packaging:

      My bottle is a frosted green coloured plastic bottle with a green measuring cap that twists on/off the top of it and it has an integrated handle to the left hand side of it. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Ace 'Gentle' Stain Remover and that it has a new and improved stain removal for bright colours, is approved by Woolmark and is for colours & delicates and is 1L in size. On the back of the bottle we are told how to use it, warnings are given as are the ingredients and contact details for the manufacturer are listed. Nice, easy to handle and informative bottle this is and I do appreciate the integrated handle this has to it which makes it easier for me to use it.

      Using It:

      This is so simple to use. We are told to use 1 cap full in our detergent drawer along with our usual detergent and add fabric softener if you wish and select your programme and away you go. You can use this for hand washing too and on the back of the bottle we are told that this is so gentle you can even pour it in the heart of your wash.

      The liquid is thin, dark green and transparent and it has a nice sort of sweet soapy smell to it really. It doesn't smell of flowers or fruit really but it is a nice, fresh smell to it that I really like.

      I have found this to be completely fantastic and I love it...so much so I went back to Poundland the following day after using it 3 times on my bedding and bought 5 bottles so I don't run out any time soon!

      I popped this in a 40c wash with the filthy and grotty mattress topper I mentioned earlier with decent washing detergent and all the marks including very old grease stains came out of it and it seriously came out looking as good as new and no one could of been more shocked than I was lol.

      What makes this brill is that even though I use detergent and fabric softener in my washes I can detect a slight fragrance of this and not only is it superb at removing new and fresh stains such as dirt, grease, blood and strong tea this also is highly effective at removing ground in and old ones without affecting the colours of items at all.

      I now use this in every wash. It really is mild and gentle where you require it to be but seems to hate every stain I throw at it. The other day my hamster bit me, I poured of blood all over my white top and out the stain came. Course you need to select the right temperature and cycle for your wash that goes without saying but this really is a must have particularly for people who do get very dirty washing and if I had a family I'd demand this product to be sold in my local supermarket (which it isn't sadly!).

      The only negative I have found with this is that it really isn't very widely available for some reason which is a shame because I would pay whatever I needed to get hold of this to be honest and although it is a rather large looking bottle you need rather alot of product per wash whih means you get about (at an estimate) about 10 washes!

      Google if interested of course to find a stockist but do keep your eyes open in discount stores for it, I'm sure you'll feel like I do about this amazing product!

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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        23.01.2011 14:26
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        A quick and easy way to remove stains

        I have tried and tested several products which are supposed to assist the removal of stains and I thought I was happy with the one I was using until I discovered Ace.

        Ace is available in a variety of Supermarkets and can be priced anywhere between one and two pounds depending on if it is on offer; however, I have discovered that this little Ace can be found in my local pound shop for a quid.

        Ace is pitched as a Gentle Stain Remover, offering deep cleaning combined with colour protection and contains Oxygen-based bleaching agents as well as various other, chemical sounding products. However, despite this chemical sounding products, Ace say their product is safe to be used for the removal of stains on Woolmark clothing as well as general laundry items.

        Directions for use:

        Tough stains can be pre-treated with Ace whereby you pour the solution directly onto the garment before adding to the wash.

        You can add Ace to your wash by emptying a capfull direct into your machine on top of your laundry but not in your detergent drawer.

        You can also use Ace to handwash items by diluting 100ml of Ace with 10l of water where they recommend soaking your items for up to one hour and rinse thoroughly afterwards.

        The Review:

        Due to my family, I found that I was spending an increasing amount of time, pre-treating stains before I could put items in the wash; however, Ace has reduced that time. I have a variety of stains to deal with, everything from dirty cuffs and collars on my husbands work shirts; juice, gravy, tomato sauce, etc on my four year old's clothing and just about anything on my teenage son's clothing, energy drinks, curry sauce, the lot ... you name it and I've probably had to try to remove it.

        For my laundry needs I have a bottle of Ace as pictured above but I have also dispensed some into a bottle with a pump spray depending on what item I am removing stains from. For my husbands cuffs and collars I pre-treat his stains with several sprays of neat Ace from my pump spray bottle. I find a bottle lasts a lot longer if I use the spray bottle as it is easier to control. For easier to remove stains like juice and chocolate I spray a little ace direct onto the stain. However, when it comes to treating tough stains on my children's clothing I spray the Ace on direct and then add a little fairy liquid and rub the two products together over the stain, this is almost guaranteed to remove any stains !! For my white washes, work shirts, sports socks, etc I always add one measured cap full direct into my machine as I find that Ace helps keep my whites, white for longer.

        I can also recommend Ace for stubborn stains whereby soaking is required and I've never experienced any colour run or fading, this has also included a white t-shirt with a red logo. I was a little apprehensive about soaking the colour combination and I was worried about the red fading but I've never experienced any problems. I've also soaked items for longer than the one hour that Ace recommend without any adverse affect. When soaking items I just make sure that I move the water on a frequent basis and rub over the stain with my fingers.

        I think the biggest challenge Ace faced was when my son wore a brand new, white pair of pumps in slush and snow. He should never have worn them, but he's a teenager and he did. Anyhow we were faced with either binning the pumps as they appeared to be ruined or soaking them in Ace. I opted to soak them in a bucket of hot water overnight, containing a mixture of Ace and washing up powder and I was amazed at how white they returned. Although they weren't perfect, they were very white and they had lots more wear left in them.

        Ace comes with a warning that it can cause irriration if it comes into contact with your eyes and skin and I have found that if I am using the product neat and rubbing the garment at the same time, that parts of my hands become whiter than white for a short period of time if I don't wash the product off immediately after use. However, if your do have a temporary whiter than white affect on your skin it is easily resolved by washing your hands thoroughly although this can leave your hands feeling a little dry.

        I would recommend Ace to anyone to help with their stain removal, not only is the product is a great price and a little goes a long way, but it is really effective in the process of removing stains.

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          27.01.2010 00:07

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          An impressive product that does a great job.

          My mother washed my clothes in Ace Laundry Bleach and I was shocked with the results. From the stained clothes that were lacking in their vibrant colours, I received my strong, bright and colourful clothes the way that I had originally bought from the shops, back the way they should be.

          Ace Laundry Bleach is a very cheap product. It can be found in most stores that sell laundy brands for around two pounds however I get mine for 98 pence from my local supermarket, Netto and sometimes Wilkinsons. It usually lasts for around about 30 washes if you use a full cap for each wash. This is all that is needed for a full load but using half a cap for a half load is just as efficient.

          The instructions on the back of the bottle are simple to follow; one only needs to pour one capful of liquid into the middle of your load (once in the washing machine) and select your washing machine settings as usual.

          Another great advantage of this product is its ability to be used as a pre stain remover by soaking the stain for ten minutes before putting it into the machine. This is best done to combat tough stains and is why you should apply it directly to the stained item of clothing.

          I have used this product on all materials and all colours, whether it is reds, darks or whites it is colour safe and have never had any problem with it. My white socks now have their whiteness back.

          In my opinion this product is amazing and really does what it is meant to do. It is an absolute bargain for the job it does and I am very impressed with it and highliy recommend it.

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          12.08.2008 14:04
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          Honestly this just doesn't do anything at all to laundry. It is a waste of money.

          This is going to be quite a brief and succinct review because I really do not have much to say about this product. However, I do think my review is justified. The reason there is not much to say about it, is because I cannot think of anything positive. There isn't that much to say that is negative either, other than it doesn't work. If a product doesn't work, what detail can you include?

          I tried Ace Laundry Bleach because it was so much cheaper than Vanish and I was fed up with Vanish not doing very well on stain removal (though I have to say that in terms of just brightening up your clothes, Vanish is 100 times better than Ace.)

          You are meant to add Ace to your washing to get rid of stubborn stains and get your whites nice and bright. I had a shirt that perhaps really was past its best and should have gone in the bin but I loved it. I thought Ace might revive it but it did nothing at all.

          I also used Ace on the collars of my husband's shirts to get rid of the grubby marks inside. It did nothing on these either. (Even Vanish, which I think is a rip off and not even a quarter as good as it makes out on the adverts managed to lift these shirt collar stains a little.)

          Can't even remember the smell of Ace so it couldn't have been very impressive or lasted in the clothes.

          It just doesn't do anything. Plain and simple.

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            30.01.2008 21:57
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            Gentle bleach does exist

            My husband is the messiest eater I know, and whatever or whenever we are eating he will end up with a stain or greasemark on the front of his top. Many of those tops have been thrown away because I could not get the mark off no matter how many times or how hot I washed it. I have tried the various Vanish products which claim to be dedicated to remove various stains, and whilst some have faded the stain somewhat, I never found a product which removed the stain completely, and now I have 2 young children this was not an ideal situation. Now I am not normally one to be taken in by marketing blurb or adverts, but I was impressed with the claims that this new kind of bleach made. It is marketed as a bleach, but a safe bleach to use on your laundry. I had not tried a bleach before because it would ruin the clothes at worst or leave colourless bleach spots at best, so how could a bleach be made safe? I admit I was intrigued, so about 9 months ago I picked up a bottle when it was on special offer at Asda.

            It did not take long for a stained top to make it's appearance. I filled the cap on the bottle (which is turquoise in colour and similar in shape to a milk bottle), with the blue coloured, surprisingly neutral smelling Ace and then poured it over the offending greasy mark, and then gave it a bit of a rub, not sure why....for luck perhaps! I left it to work it's magic for about 20 minutes and then put it in a normal 40 degree wash with other dirty clothes. The makers recommend different times for different materials, so make sure you read the instructions careully. I would advise you test the product out on a small part of material if you have an item you love and aren't confident the bleach won't damage it, in the same way you would carry out a patch test with a hair dye. I wasn't hopeful, but when the wash finished I had to double check that I was not looking at the back of the top because the front was totally stain free. There was no offending smell left or any pigment from the colour in the dye also. You can also use the product direct in your washing machine drawer if none of the stains are bad enough to need pre treating before the main wash.

            It has since worked brilliantly on gravy, pasta sauce, olive oil, blackcurrant and ink. The only thing I have not managed to remove 100% is motor oil, but it faded enough to stop it being immediately noticeable on a pale coloured material. A 1 litre bottle cost just under £2.00 as I recall, and normally lasts me around 2-3 months, so I think it is excellent value, especially compared with other market leading stain removers. Also the money it has saved me in replacement clothes cannot go unmentioned, and it is a one product that I replace as soon as I need to. I decant some into a small travel size bottle when we go on holiday, and it is much more effective than travel wash. Highly recommended from me and at an affordable price.

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              21.01.2001 20:50
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              As you all know I am a bit of a junkie when it comes to cleaning, most of you who have read the Fairy opinion will know exactly what I mean. I like to try everything new that comes onto the market. I also tend to end up with as many rashes and spots you can imagine as I also have very sensitive skin. So a few years back when ACE appeared on our screens with the usual low budget, yet high profile adverts I was frantic to get my hands on a bottle of this amazing stuff. So there we were again on the cleaning aisles of Tesco’s spending my usual 15 minutes there searching and sniffing for all the new products, I was up and down and round about looking for the ACE. Most disappointed that I could not find this product I asked for assistance and to my delight the located the product for me. ACE is available in 1-litre bottles and I am not sure if they do larger as I have always stuck to just 1-litre. So what is ACE? ACE is safe bleach for all you’re washing needs and is even approved by United Colors of Benetton and Woolmark an accolade not even achieved by many of our daily laundry cleaners! It is unlike many of our usual bleach that it is blue in colour, it also has a pleasant floral fragrance which in itself is a vast improvement from the choking chlorine fumes of Domestos and other big name brands. How To Use: When ACE was 1st launched every bottle had a dosing ball with it, I have a stock to last a lifetime, as the ball was available for almost a year. The ball is like the usual ones we see these days and has measurements up to 100ml’s measured on the side, this is how much ACE is to be used with a regular load of laundry. If you start to buy ACE and don’t receive a dosing ball you can phone the free phone number quoted on the bottle and they can have it out to you with in days, but most bottles laundry cleaners have them or have measurements on the lids, so there should be
              no real need to call. You must place the dosing ball with ACE on top of your laundry and add your detergent as normal, via the drawer, dosing ball or tablet bags. You must then start your wash immediately to prevent any damage from ACE due to prolonged exposure to fabrics. You can also add ACE directly to the drawer remembering to measure it to 100mls. Do not put ACE and detergent together as I find out as you will only find you end up having a foam party, great fun at the time but not to good on the flooring!! For laundry that may be heavily soiled you can firstly cover the stain with ACE and follow above instructions, do not allow ACE to dry into your garment, damage may occur. It is also ideal for hand washing with 100mls ACE to 10 litres of water if you have a small sink the bath is ideal, mind your back! It means more work, as you have to wash and rinse your laundry thoroughly, however, to ensure ACE works you can soak for a maximum of an hour. For delicate laundry reduce the time of soaking. As with all products it has Do’s and Don’ts they are as follows: Do’s Test ACE on a hidden part of your garment if you are unsure of what the outcome will be. Always follow the care instructions on garment labels, as ACE is colour safe the no chlorine symbol does not apply. Mop up immediately when spillage occurs using plenty of water. Remove dosing ball if used before transferring laundry to tumble dry. Don’ts Use neat on metallic parts, such as buttons and zips or on rust stains. Delay the start of the wash. Overload the washing machine ACE will not flow through wash evenly. ACE must not be used on your carpets as it will not be completely removed and damage could occur. As with all detergent and chemicals great care should be used when using ACE, if it gets into your eyes rinse with plenty of water and seek medi
              cal advise the usual label warning. As I have sensitive skin I always find it better to put on my marigolds when using ACE, as it is bleach it can be quite irritant on my hands, and always rinse hands thoroughly after use. So what is the final verdict = ACE judges decision is final! How did I come to my conclusion! When I first starting using Ace I worked in the catering industry and found that my clothing budget was always spent on new shirts and ties, this obviously had to stop. So when I saw this miracle colour safe bleach I had to try it, the results were fantastic, all grease stains were removed and all colours remained, but not only that my white shirts suddenly became a brighter white. I was very happy with the results and have been an ACE fan since I bought my first bottle. I do not use on all my wash usually the smalls especially white socks and boxers, and then again for my work shirts. It is great for those accidents that we always want to avoid happening but they do, missing your mouth with a big dollop of Bolognese or Ketchup. ACE is good and is the best and is always on the shopping list I hope this aids your decision to buy Dr J from his hidden lab in Edinburgh :o)

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                19.01.2001 02:26

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                I used Ace Bleach when it very first came out. I am not normally swayed by silly Adverts (they are do not try and say that they are not.) It is gentle bleach. There can be nothing gentle about bleach. I should know. I ruined a pair of trousers by pouring bleach on to my patio to clean the stones of and it splashed up and took the colour out of my grey trouser. Now I just wear them for messing about at home. And I managed to ruin a disk cloth by soaking it to too long in bleach and it fell apart in my hand. So when I heard about Ace I though brill a bleach that will not eat my clothes. The bottle is a nice green colour. There is not too much of a smell if I remember. I had spilt ink on a pillowcase (don?t ask I could never work out how I did it) I poured some on and rubbed it in to the big black ink stain. I was not to worried if it took a little bit of colour out. But did not want to burn a hole in it. And I did not want to use a stain devil. They are brilliant but cost a bomb for a small bottle. And if you want to get high quick and cheaply that is your product to chose. Back to the story after putting the Ace on I chucked it in the washing machine and washed it. When I pulled the pillowcase out it still had a big black spot on it. It seemed to be on lighter. I then gave up on ace. So I do not know if it has got any better. The spot has faded but that is due to the fact that it has been washed so many time in a washing powder for whites and that they are about 5 years old and I am too mean to go and buy new ones. As they still fit and look only a little bit faded.

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                15.01.2001 22:23
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                I always have a bottle of Ace or Vanish in my cupboard to blast away those inevitable stains on clothing and a lot of the time it works. It seems particularly good on food type stains or "natural" stains; mud, blood etc. However on stains like ink, garden wood dye or even colour runs in the wash, I find this product to be completely ineffectual. I did have a bad wash a few months ago where a whites wash turned pink and FIVE washes later, each time with a ball of Ace inside had absolutely zero effect. I wasn't expecting miracles, don't get me wrong, but after so many washes, I was at least expecting the pink to be a shade or two lighter. But there was absolutely no difference. I still have a bottle in my cupboard, but I am now just as likely to use Soda Crystals to attempt to shift the stain as this type of expensive product. If I'm paying so much for it, I want to see it working - some of the time is not really good enough

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                22.11.2000 03:39
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                Ever since this first came out I have been using this and its great for getting out the usual stains that kids can make (I have a 3year old and a 16month old toddler) , from Spaghetti Bolognese and Tomato Sauce to tea and coffee stains that everybody can cause. It is usually in a 1 litre bottle and when it first came out it had a dosing ball with it, that fitted to the top of the bottle to keep them together, they have stopped adding these where I shop and I have long since lost my last one so I now add it to the washer-drawer when it is filling up and this works just as well as putting it on the stain or in the drum with the washing and its certainly less messy. It is a pale blue coloured bleach that smells quite nice, you imagine a bleach to have a really strong chemical smell but it doesnt, it smells really fresh and clean yet doesnt have a lingering smell on your clothes, all I normally smell after my wash is fabric softener (but that could be cause I use gallons ;)) It is also very gentle, all my clothes that I have put in the washer have come out in the same condition they went in as (apart from cleaner of course!) no stains, pulls or stray threads anywhere. The only downside I can say of this bleach is that the lid isnt child friendly, although I keep all my bottles like this in a cupboard with a child safety latch not everyone has these so I would say that could be an extra they could put on to make it "safer". Other than that for the simple job it is meant to do I would recomend it to anyone...

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                  13.11.2000 06:43
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                  Two months ago, this opinion would have been very different. I would have extolled the virtues of Ace Laundry Bleach. I would have waxed lyrical about it's ability to remove all kinds of stains from clothes and, in our household, this is no easy job. I work with cows and all too regularly get splattered with the sort of vile substances one associates with bovines in general. Blood, milk, and..., well,do I need to spell it out? Husband works on building sites and comes home covered in mud. While my regular wahing tablets managed to shift most of the filth, I relied on Ace for the more stubborn, hard to shift stains, and, as far as I was concerned, it did an excellent job. So, what has happened to change my opinion? Well, I ran out. As we often buy cleaning products in bulk when there are special offers to be had, I went to our stash in the garage and took down the last remaining bottle of Ace from the shelf. I used it, and continued to feel very smug about the results...until two weeks ago. This was when my husband came in from the garage looking puzzled and asked if I'd seen his Ace Bleach bottle.Apparently, when mixing concrete, it helps to add a dash of washing up liquid - don't ask me why, I try to avoid mixing concrete as much as I possibly can.He had mixed water with a little cheap washing up liquid in an attempt to avoid the kind of tongue lashing he normally gets when my washing up liquid migrates from the cupboard under the sink to parts unknown and,yes, you've guessed it - I have happily been using this for weeks, thinking it was the real thing. What's more, not only had I not noticed, but I hadn't noticed any difference in my washing as a result. Since then, I have been using an extra washing tablet for really dirty washing and have calculated that this is a much cheaper alternative. And I have also bought him his own, personal bottle of Fairy to avoid future mishaps. I thought Ace Bleach was a household e
                  ssential - now I wonder how many others have been seduced by the advertising. I was conned...are you being conned too?

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                    18.09.2000 07:03
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                    I love this product and will not be without it if I ever run out I will not wash until I have got some more. As I have children their clothes are very often stained from playing or eating or even colouring. Before I put them in the washing machine I pour some Ace bleach directly on to the stain and leave it to soak in. I then put the clothes in the machine and add my usual washing tablets and wait for about 10 minutes then I start the wash. The stains no matter what they are will have disappeared and it doesn't fade the colours either. It is safe to use on all fabrics and has worked for me everytime. A bottle of this will generally last for a long time and I do use it with most washes. great product to make your clothes last longer.

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                    29.07.2000 15:51
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                    After leaving a blue sock in with the white wash a few of the whites come out with blue stains over them. Having seen Ace laundry bleach advertised I gave it a go - nothing to lose. You can either add it to your machine wash or add it to your hand wash. Hand washed the whites and was amazed at how easily it got rid of the blue stains. They disappeared almost immediately. Bottle says it is safe for all fabrics / wool and is also colour safe. Great find and got me out of trouble with the wife, can't be bad..

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                    28.07.2000 04:35
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                    i was finding that no matter how much i soaked, scrubbed and soaped my husband's shirt collars, cricket pants (red dye down the leg where he has been rubbing the cricket ball) and my nursing uniform i was always left with the remainders of the stain...and this is after i have spent a fortune in investing in all the soap powders that are on the market....now i have found ACE all my worries are over..this has been around for about 1.5 years, and it gets added in your washing machine dispenser during a normal wash, with your existing soap powder. it can be used on all cloth fabrics and believe me it works wonders....it is aroung £2.50 - £3.00 for a medium plastic pink container...

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                    12.07.2000 19:55

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                    I watched all the advertisments for this so called wonder product that claims to bleach out stains from fabrics and clothes without damaging the material. I eagerly rushed out to buy some and followed the instructions exactly. How wonderful, I thought, to be able to make some of my old clothes look like new again! I was extremely disappointed. I have used this product on all sorts of stains (both old and new) and can honestly say that it has not worked once! I have now reverted back to a spray on stain remover that I use for normal light stains and a stain devil liquid for heavier stains. In my opinion this product is a waste of money and I will not be buying it again!

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