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BIO TEX STAIN REMOVING POWDER
How I first come across bio tex in,thefirst place, well, I was out one day trying to find some stain remover and I thought I would pop into pound land to see what they had there. I had a look and found they had a 250g packet of bio tex in there, for only £1! So I thought what the heck, ill try it!
So, as I had a load ready to go, included in the wash was a 5 month dirty tea towel, full of grass stains and dried on mud aswell as my green and white striped P.E. top covered in mud. In the drawer I added 130ml of Bold 2in1 powder and on top I added a quarter cup of bio tex. So shut the drawer, select the program (quick 35 min 30c wash with a 1300rpm spin) press start, away we go!
During the wash some nice foam was popping up from the bottom of the glass door I liked this as I like a bit of foam in the wash cycle.
When the cycle finished I looked at the results and the green and white striped top the stains were gone, the tea towel the mud gone but some of the grass stain was still there but never mind!
So overall, bio tex did its job, and I had a look on the website and bio tex has been around since 1965!
In my opinion this stain remover is the best yet and cheap at a low price! Perfect for busy mums, available sizes: 250g and 500g, also available, pre-treater spray.
Bottom Line: A brilliant stain remover at a low price!!
Biotex stain remover has been around for donkey's years and we have been using it alongside other stain removers all of our married life - and that it quite a while. It comes in a 500g box of white fine powder and costs under two quid. It comes with a scoop and measuring device and instructions on the reverse of the box, which I personally think is very useful indeed.
We usually use it by pre soaking garments overnight and by the next morning we find the stain has disappeared and then we just wash it as normal in the usual wash cycle. It is very rare in my personal experience, that a stain will not come out and we'd never have to soak again.
It removed hard stubborn stains such as blackcurrant and grass stains really well and can be used on both whites and colured materials. It is also very good when washing at low temperatures.
It is phosphate and bleach free and kind to the skin considering it is so tough on the stains. I would recommend this because it is cheap yet very effective and to be honest probably a lot better than some of the more expensive stain removers you can buy.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
Bio ex is a superb product that you rarey see advertised and as such it is one of those products that gets promoted by word of mouth, it can also be a bit hard to find however I found that a local iron monger shop near me stocks it so was able to buy a couple of the spray versions and it is superb for getting out stubborn staines on colourfast clothing.
It contains no bleach however it is not to be used on wool or silk clothing. The botle has one of those trigger dispensers which works well, you should treat both sides of the stain with the Bio Tex and allow it time to soak in before washing it on its normal cycle. The smell is not very pleasant but the results are excellent as it is great at removing oil and other stains like grass. I have found that it has never failed me and it work really well, there is no odour fter washing and given the fact that my other half loves tinkering with both his and his mates bikes it gets a fair bit of use, we also go mountain biking a bit and so get quite muddy in the winter and again it works really well.
If you come across this then it is well worth getting hold of as it is an excellent household product.
When I was much younger my Mum always had some Bio Tex in the cupboard which is probably how I came to have some. I've got the spray version and it's been in my cupboard under the sink for so long I have no idea where we bought it or how much for so I've had a look and surprisingly it isn't found as easily as I expected it would be. It sells for about £2 for a 500ml spray bottle but you may or may not be able to get it in your local supermarket. Our Somerfield used to stock it but that has recently closed so keep your eyes peeled for this gem!
The spray version is a trigger bottle in a bright blue with Bio Tex across the front. This product does not contain bleach but should not be used on non-colourfast items. It cannot be used on silk, wool, leather or flame resistant fabrics and it states "it cannot be expected to remove impossible stains like paint, rust, dyes, etc". That made me chuckle a bit, impossible stains indeed!
I hadn't used this for ages until a while ago my partner came inside after tinkering with one of our cars with oil smeared across a white T-shirt and on his jeans. The jeans weren't such a worry as they are an old pair anyway but the white T-shirt he'd decided to wear to fix the car (what goes through men's heads sometimes?!) was brand new.
Rather than hand the T-shirt over to me to treat before washing he put it straight into the washing machine and washed it! I was thinking that was the end of the shirt and there was no way the stain would come out now so we resigned ourselves to his new shirt having to become a work shirt.
About a week later he got more oil on this shirt but this time left it with the rest of the washing so I decided to try Bio Tex spray on it and see what happened.
The instructions on the spray say to spray both sides of the stain, leave it a minute then wash as normal so I did that on both the new stains and the old ones. The spray smells of chemicals and can be a bit strong so if like me you are asthmatic keep your lungs away from it!
I popped the shirt into the washing machine and forgot about it. A couple of hours later I pulled the washing out and remembered I'd treated this shirt so I examined it closely and unbelievably not only had the new stains come out but so had the washed in ones too!
The shirt was gleaming white again without any hint of oil on it. I've since used it on a variety of my other half's clothes that he's worn when doing "car stuff" and it never fails to take the oil stains out whether they are old or fresh. It's brilliant!
I have tried Vanish products in the past too and can confirm they don't work as well as this Bio Tex spray. Even though I haven't used it on "impossible stains" it does remove the ones it claims to which are oil and fat based stains. So far it hasn't left behind any marks on the clothing either but if I used it on something coloured I would test a small inconspicuous area first.
I can't praise this highly enough, it's brilliant and works really well even if the item has already been washed. Highly recommended. The only problem is where to buy it but I imagine some of the large supermarkets would stock it. Excellent.
I did an art A-level about 5 years ago and, as you can imagine, spent a lot of time painting. I managed to ruin several items of clothing with accidental paint stains - in particular trousers, since the college art department stools always seemed to have wet paint on them! Oil paint was definitely the worst offender - even if I did catch the stain before it had dried, the oily texture was almost impossible to shift from the fabric.
One day after a particularly bad stain had appeared, my mum suggested I try the Bio-Tex stain remover spray she'd bought recently, as it claimed to be tough on grease. I sprayed some on the garment, washed it in the machine, and - voila! - the oil paint had disappeared. Amazing. Needless to say the spray was one of my essential materials for the rest of my course!
Now I don't know if the spray still exists (I hope it does, because it was brilliant and not just with the paint stains), but I'd definitely recommend it to anyone. Since then I've also bought the powder, which is also pretty good - haven't tested it on oil paint, but I have used it to soak out other grease stains from food etc. I've found that the powder is also mild enough to hand-wash with - it's not too perfumed and doesn't wreck woollens. The only problem is that it's not very good at dissolving in water that isn't hot. Otherwise, a great product and excellent value for money.
As a mother of four children washing is one of my many jobs around the home. I do spend a lot of time scrubbing and soaking many stained items! As a result, I am always on the lookout for products that will make my job easier.
One of my sons plays rugby two or three times a week and I frequently have to find ways of getting rid of the mud and grass stains.
Most recently, having been away on holiday and leaving my eldest son and daughter 'in charge' of the house I returned to find every tea towel used and stained! One of the tea towels in particular had been used to 'mop up' some blackcurrant juice...I couldn't quite make out all of the stains on the rest of the tea towels.
I ran the cold water on the blackcurrant stained tea towel and scrubbed for about quarter of an hour with household soap, my knuckles were almost raw from the rubbing - it made not a jot of difference to the tea towel stains... I even contemplated throwing it out.
I then remembered that I had got a packet of 'Biotex' in the kitchen cupboard. I decided to use the 'Biotex' as it claims to remove even the most stubbornest of stains and is bleach free. The blurb on the box stated that Bio-tex removes ground-in dirt and grime that normal machine washing alone can leave behind. It claimed that the bleach free powder gently softens and loosens even the most stubborn stains. 'Bio-tex will effectively remove most difficult stains including milk, gravy, egg, chocolate, blood, mud and grass stains.'
Biotex can be used in a variety of ways... by pre soaking, by pre wash in machine and by hand washing. It claims to be effective even at low temperatures.
It sounded good - no bleach, phosphate free, completely safe for white, colourfast and most delicate fabrics, safe on colours yet tough on stains!
I decided to put Biotex to the test!!
On the very heavily stained tea towels I decided to use the soaking method... I followed the instructions on the packet and left the tea towels to soak over night.
The next morning I came down and there was not a hint of the blackcurrant juice stains - they had completely disappeared - like magic. I washed the tea towels in the usual way and they came out like new. It also dealt really effectively with my son's muddy and grass stained football gear, a t shirt with pen marks and the sun tan lotion stained items from the holiday.
In the past, I have tried a plerthora of stain removing household products with varying degrees of success. None however, have been as effective as the Biotex...
Bio-Tex Stain Remover comes in a turquoise blue box and contains 500 grams. It is manufactured in Denmark by Bluemeller. It is also available in a Stain Removing spray. It costs about £1.44 for a 500 gram packet. I found the powder to be fine and free flowing and delicately fragranced with a lovely ' clean ' smell to it. However, there is no measuring scoop but the instructions are quite clear in the amounts to use.
It is not suitable for non colourfast fabrics and suggests testing on an hidden area if in doubt. Care must be taken when using it by people with sensitive skins and prolonged contact should be avoided. However, I did use it without protection and suffered no discomfort or adverse effects.
© Kappari 2008 - this review may be found on other review sites under the name of Krazikas
Removes ground in dirt and grime from your clothes.