Friday 12 October 2018

Tackling the school stains with ACE! #ACEforSchoolChallenge

When Ellie was at primary school she would come home with a whole heap of different stains and marks on her school uniform. Grass, glue, paint, food and goodness knows what else. I thought once she started secondary school things would be different but no the stains keep on coming!

I was recently sent some ACE stain removal products to try and tackle these school stains! 

The bottles of Ace arrived on the perfect day! Friday! I wash most days but on a Friday I make sure that my girls empty their school bags of their P.E kit and their bedrooms of the uniform which is usually laying on their floor. Chances are they will have bonus marks of footprints from the shoes the kids have had on upstairs despite me telling them not to wear outdoor shoes upstairs! Grr!

Ellie see's stains and marks on her clothes as proof that she has had a good day at school! The food she has enjoyed and the pen marks which prove that she has actually had a pen out to write something.

ACE is specially formulated to remove the toughest of stains and yet be gentle on even the most delicate of clothes.

ACE for Colours is great for everyday use, removes typical “dingy” dirt and also helps to prevent fabric colours bleeding or transferring to other fabrics. It can be used on silk, wool and is even safe to use on cashmere!

ACE Stain Remover Spray tackles grease and germs along with stubborn stains. And because you can use it every day, ACE keeps garments fresh and clean meaning they last longer. 

Ellie had two shirts to wash on Friday both with marks on which if we left for much longer would stain!

It was a perfect couple of shirts to test ACE Stain Remover spray. She had a blood stain on one (from a picked spot. Grr) and tomato sauce from her lunch at school. It might have been a mixture of baked beans too, she isn't quite sure. On the 2nd shirt there was pen! She is quite the doodler. Usually it is just on her hands and arms but this time it went onto the shirt. Oopsie! 

I gave the stains a spray with the stain remover spray and left them for a minute. I could already see the stains disappearing before my eyes! 

I popped everything into the washer and poured a cap full of the ACE for Colours onto the clothes, directly into the drum and I must say it smelled so good. A real fresh smell. 

When the washer had finished I had to have a look and the shirts were cleaner than clean! There was no trace of the marks and stains! Hooray! 

I would like to say it's just my 11 year old who comes home with stains on her clothes but Becky my teenager is just as bad! They don't seem to get better with age.

Becky does a lot of gluing sheets of paper into her exercise books and often has glue on her trousers when she has wiped her hands. Some days I can tell what she's had for lunch by what is on her jumper. She eats like me, sloppily! She also sprays deodorant and by the end of the week her blazer is white on the inside.

I think the only stain Ellie hasn't came home with since she started secondary school is grass stains! She used to be terrible in primary school. On her trousers and shirts especially in the summer when she loved to roll down the hill they had on the playing field. There is time though. Ellie has just joined the rugby after school club. Eek. I am trying to ignore that it is not touch rugby and I am just trying to worry about the grass stains on her P.E kit. I am sure ACE will be there to help me out thought!

I think ACE will be fab over the winter months. We don't have a tumble dryer (we have nowhere to put one) so we have to dry everything indoors on the radiators and airers. Sometimes I will rewash school shirts if they have stains which is really annoying. With ACE it means I can wash things and dry them straight away without having to wait and then panic when the shirts are not dry late on Sunday evening.

This post is an entry for the BritMums #ACEforSchoolChallenge, sponsored by ACE. Get help for all kinds of stains with the ACE Stain Helper. or to buy head to your local Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose or Sainsbury’s.” 

I was sent these products free of charge in exchange for this blog post.


  1. I was really impressed with Ace when I first tried it. My boys get all sorts of stuff on their clothes and grass stains are the bane of my life! Ace soon makes it all disappear!
    Good luck with your entry. x

  2. Really good to see how you got on and often stains really do mean positive times have happened for our children. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  3. One of the milestones of parenting is your first mum conversation about stain removal isn't it?