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Old 23rd July 2019, 04:53 PM
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When I lived in Spain I was able to buy an excellent stain remover from Mercadona I believe. It was a round, white block about 8 cms in diameter and 4 cms thick. You dampen the stain with cold water and then rub over it with the block before washing in the normal way. It was the best strain remover I have ever used and even removed turmeric stains.

Since moving to Portugal I did manage to buy another but cannot find it in the shops here anymore.

Does anyone recognise the product I have described, can give me a name for it and say if it is still available please?

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Old 23rd July 2019, 06:27 PM
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When I lived in Spain I was able to buy an excellent stain remover from Mercadona I believe. It was a round, white block about 8 cms in diameter and 4 cms thick. You dampen the stain with cold water and then rub over it with the block before washing in the normal way. It was the best strain remover I have ever used and even removed turmeric stains.

Since moving to Portugal I did manage to buy another but cannot find it in the shops here anymore.

Does anyone recognise the product I have described, can give me a name for it and say if it is still available please?
How long ago was this? It sounds wonderful! I've never seen it in Mercadona though. I use Vanish Gold but even that struggles with beetroot or blackberry stains.

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How long ago was this? It sounds wonderful! I've never seen it in Mercadona though. I use Vanish Gold but even that struggles with beetroot or blackberry stains.
I was buying it in Mercadona in Coín up to 2006 but have bought it in Portugal maybe 6 years ago. Age is getting the better of me and I'm darned if I can remember the name, but think it might have started with a 'C'. It would have cleaned those fruit stains of yours easily.
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John. Try asking Mercadona
https://info.mercadona.es/en/customer-service

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PS. My wife is Asian. She uses bar soap to remove stains. She even was able to remove a large ‘biro’ ink stain on my favourite white shirt using it. With your description you could have been describing a ‘bar of soap’ !!!

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Try asking in one of those little neighbourhood "ultramarino" shops that haven't changed their stock in 20 years.

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