Monday, 4 September 2017

Dr Beckmann Embarrassing Stain Social Experiment and Stain Devils Giveaway (5 Winners)

The kids are back to school and you'll have to wash all of those 'white' polo shirts covered in whiteboard marker, paint and an unidentifiable selection of foods. Hurrah! But hang on, it's not just the kids who manage to stain their clothes...


With children life is all about stains and it starts long before they can even walk, but it doesn't stop when you become an adult. As a child you can get away with it, my son doesn't care at all, but when you are grown up having a stain can be incredibly embarrassing.


I used to suffer from nosebleeds a lot as a teenager and younger adult, and I was always quite well-endowed in the chest department. Several times I realised people were staring, but didn't realise why until that night when I took off my t-shirt and discovered I had spatter stains on the points of my ample bosom. I think more than one person assumed I was lactating pure blood. It probably would have been as embarrassing for them to tell me, as it was for me to realise later.

Dr Beckmann set up a social experiment in Manchester to see how many people would be prepared to tell someone if they had a particularly awful embarrassing stain on their clothes. Would members of the public passing by be prepared to embarrass themselves by telling the actors about their stain? Would that number be different for men and women? Thankfully this is only chocolate!


I wish I could have watched the filming, secretly behind a bush, because it would have been hilarious. The results are a real surprise! Nice to know that some people were prepared to explain about the delicate nature of the stain. Shame on everyone who took a photo but didn't say anything though! I'd have hated if people had photographed me with my nosebleed stains... fortunately smartphones didn't exist.

Dr Beckmann is on hand for all of your stains. I've used it for the last 30 years because it's reliable and effective. If Dr Beckmann can't save it then sewing a badge over it is probably the only option...


Stain Devils Survival Kit has 3 small bottles of pre-wash treatments which can remove just about any stain. There's one for marks left from fats and another which will delete felt tip and ink and both get to work within around 15 minutes. The third removes the more stubborn colourful food stains, but even that only needs to soak for around an hour. £3.99 for 2 x 50ml and 1 x 50g. Between them this pack will handle around 40 stains.

I've found that these are great for some stubborn food stains, including ketchup and coffee. All blood and most felt tip can be removed, although black whiteboard marker is often bombproof. They are very easy to use, just soak in a sink or bucket and then into the machine. No need for a hot wash either, so okay for some more delicate clothes.


Dr Beckmann Pre-Wash Stain Devils is my favourite. It has a pre-wash applicator on the bottle to rub it into your clothes, and it will get to work on most types of stain within 10-15 minutes. £2.29 250ml bottle which will treat loads of small stains. It contains no bleach, so is safe on colours and whites - although in our house it must be used mainly for white shirts...

If you are suffering with a nasty stain, however embarrassing or not, you can find out more about the entire Dr Beckmann stain removers range on their website, where you'll find a stain remover for virtually anything. 

Dr Beckmann have also offered FIVE of my readers a bundle of Dr Beckmann Pre-Wash Stain Devils and the Stain Devils Survival Kit as a giveaway prize.

Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below, open to UK entrants only and will close at midnight Sunday October 1st 2017. For help with Gleam, and to see my other giveaways, please go to my Giveaways Page...

Dr Beckmann Stain Removers Giveaway (5 Winners)



I was sent my Stain Removers for review and paid for the time taken to administer and write this giveaway.

63 comments:

  1. ive just spend half an hour scrubbing at biro with no luck! :((((

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  2. Grass stains, pain and felt tip pens!

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  3. the stains that are hardest to get out for me & also are the most annoying is grease stains from dropping my food down my tops!

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  4. I think grass, blood and chocolate stains are the hardest to remove.

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  5. Blood stains are the hardest to remove and tomato sauce is the most annoying stain to remove

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  6. I find grease, blood and tomato ketchup hard to wash out. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

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  7. The whiteboard pens the kids use at school never come off!!!

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  8. Margaret Clarkson
    Blood is difficult and turmeric impossible

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  9. The stains left by my pets on soft furnishings are the most difficult to remove.

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  10. Ground-in oil must be the hardest to remove, especially when my partner decides to wear his best jeans to service the car! Grrrr!

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  11. Tomato! My son loves pizza and the tomato sauce has ruined so many of his t-shirts.

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  12. Grass stains from my little boy playing football

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  13. Biro and beetroot
    They are a nightmare

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  14. I find dried blood the hardest to get out.

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  15. Tomato sauce ,blood and tea I find the hardest stains to remove

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  16. Grease, every time my husband cooks he gets some form of grease on his clothes and it doesn't;t come out :(

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  17. grass stains on white shirts are a nightmare

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  18. The one stain I've come up against that beat me was ink, I just could not get it out no matter what I tried!

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  19. I find that grease and blood are the hardest.

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  20. Biro I find I can't get it out no matter what

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  21. biro and permanent marker pen

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  22. blood stains are the worst, especially when long dried on

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  23. My daughter got Foundation all over her school skirt, it took a lot of scrubbing to get it out.

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  24. Grease because I never get it fully removed and then the garment is ruined

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  25. Chocolate and anything to do with tomatoes oh and tea also.

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  26. marks from when my daughter has had dinner, she is such a messy eater!

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  27. Whiteboard pens that they give my sons at school. Once its on won't come off even bleaching won't do it!! X

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  28. the paint from school which is supposed to wash out, they must use acid to get their stains out because mine never washes out

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  29. Tomato sauce and mud are the worst stains to get out, the kids are always covered in one or the other.

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  30. my daughterr clothes always have food stains on the, spaghetti sauce is the worst!

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  31. biro marks I find impossible to remove for good

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  32. gotta be school dinners!! i mean what do they put in those meals!!

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  33. Black currant, red wine and Suncream

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  34. i always find the grass and mud stains on the football kits hardest to get the stains off

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  35. Grease stains are the bain of my life!

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  36. White board pen on school polo shirts is the worst!

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  37. Pen marks are the worst I find. I try all sorts to remove them

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  38. Grass, makeup and ketchup have got to be amongst the worst to remove x

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  39. I think tomato based stains are the hardest to remove

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  40. Ruth Goddard (Answered as Blood on the gleam!!!)19 September 2017 at 16:37

    Blood stains

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  41. curry,bolognese, blackcurant/blackberries

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