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A mum has transformed her filthy pair of sneakers with a $1.25 stain remover from Aldi.
The Sydney woman doused her well-worn Adidas running shoes in Di-San Pre-Wash spray and let the solution soak in for an hour before cleaning them in the washing machine on a regular spin cycle.
She posted photos of the sneakers in a household budgeting group on Facebook to show how the spray had transformed the fabric from grimy grey to pristine white.
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Before: The woman’s grimy grey sneakers before being treated with Aldi’s $1.25 Di-San spray
After: The shoes (left) after being soaked in the spray and cleaned in the washing machine on a regular spin cycle
Others said Di-San works wonders for cleaning all types of household surfaces, including shower glass, carpets, kitchen counters, splash-backs and ovens.
‘This stuff is amazing. Sprayed it on my daughter’s highchair straps which were stained from chocolate, custard, the works…let them sit for five minutes then threw them in the wash. They came out looking brand new,’ one woman said.
Another said a single spray of the solution is enough to dissolve tough grease stains on rangehood filters without any scrubbing.
The $1.25 pre-wash treatment which is available in Aldi stores Australia-wide
‘Finally gave this a try. Sprayed, left [for] two to three minutes, gave it a wipe and a rinse and done,’ she said.
‘No soaking, no scrubbing, no dishwasher. Wish I would have tried this long ago. Rangehood is now sparkling.’
A third said she’s been using the ‘awesome’ multi-purpose spray to clean her entire house for months, while a fourth said it lifted stains from the seats in her car.
‘They look like new again!’ she said.
A rangehood filter before (left) and after (right) being sprayed with Di-San and wiped clean
But some claimed the spray had damaged their clothes and footwear.
One woman shared a photo of chunky Nike sneakers with material worn away around the edges. She said the fabric began to peel away after she sprayed it with Di-San.
A chef agreed, saying the product had eaten through patches of her white uniform, leaving it threadbare.
Others replied saying the spray shouldn’t be used on leather, rubber or plastic because it contains abrasive chemicals that dissolve those materials.