Mix until completely dissolved. 1. Mix: Fill scoop to line 2 to 4 per 1 gallon of warm water. Submerge stained items in solution after dissolved. Line 2 for typical stains or line 4 for extra tough stains. 2. Soak 1-6 hours. Depending on severity of stain, some stains may require more time to soak. For best results soak for 6 hours. 3. Wash as normal with detergent and OxiClean. Top Loader: Fill washer with water. Add OxiClean and detergent before adding laundry. Line 1-3. Fill to line 1 for regular loads, or more for large or heavily soiled loads. HE Washer (Do not mix OxiClean with detergent in the dispenser. Read your HE owner's manual for instructions): Add OxiClean to washer before adding laundry. Line 1-2. Read before use. 1) Always test OxiClean on an inconspicuous area first. Rinse, allow to dry. Safe on colorfast fabrics only. 2) Follow manufacturer's instructions for water temperature and for cleaning garment or item. 3) Do not use on wool, wool blends, silk, silk blends, leather or on fabrics labeled dry clean only. Not for use on jewelry, latex paints, woven baskets, unpainted wicker, jute, teak or finished woods. Metals must not be soaked and must be rinsed immediately and thoroughly. Not for use on rust, dried paint, or bleach damage. Safe for septic tanks. 4) OxiClean works best in warm to hot water. If washing with cold water, first dissolve OxiClean in 16 oz of warm to hot water. Add to cold water. 5) Treat stains while fresh. Always rinse well with cool water. Do not place fabric that has not been thoroughly rinsed into dryer. 6) Some stains will require repeated or longer treatments. Adding more OxiClean powder than directed increases the risk of color loss.