Step into any beach boutique or specialty store and take a good look at bathing suit prices. You’d think that the tinier the bikini, the cheaper it would be, but the reverse seems to be true. You can spend a small fortune on fashionable bathing suits and other resort swimwear.

Sand, chlorine, salt water, sunscreen, self-tanning sprays – they all spell disaster when it comes time to wash your swimsuit on National Bikini Day, or any day of the year. Bikinis, tankinis, designer board shorts and one piece swimsuits can cost you a bundle of money. You need to know how to properly clean your delicate items of clothing so they last – OUTrageous™ to the rescue!

You can trust your delicate clothing with us when you use Rejuvenate’s® OUTrageous Stain Remover to make those stains disappear. 92% of customers recommend OUTrageous, giving it a 4.7 out of 5-Star rating on The Home Depot website!

“This product worked great and fast! It was easy to use and works on all clothes without taking out the color.”

-Jacquie’s 5-Star Review – The Home Depot  

Things to Avoid When Cleaning Swimsuits

Delicate items; like swim suits, lace teddies, and silk blouses should be washed in their own load of laundry. You certainly don’t want to add your expensive items of clothing to a washer filled with heavy denim jeans, work uniforms and lint filled towels

At the very least, wash your bikini in cool water with your machine set to the gentle cycle. Remove from the washer and gently squeeze out any remaining water then place the bikini flat on a clean towel to air dry. The heat of the dryer can spell disaster when it comes to cleaning delicate swimwear so, make sure to avoid these items the next time you head to the laundry room.

  • Bleach
  • Fabric softener
  • Hot water
  • Heavy spin cycle
  • Hot dryer cycle 


Best Bikini Cleaning and Stain Removal Tips

Here’s the quick and easy way to use our laundry pre-treater to clean and remove stains from your bikini, bathing suit cover up, competition swim suit (hello bikini model!?!) and other fashion swimwear.

  1. Pour a generous amount of OUTrageous Stain Remover on the stained areas
  2. Gently work OUTrageous into the stain with a soft microfiber cloth
  3. Launder as usual on a cool setting then let air dry

For more great stain removal tips, we published a blog with Tips and Tricks for Removing Makeup Stains from Clothing. The article has lots of how-to tips for using OUTrageous to remove lipstick, foundation, mascara, eye shadow, sunscreen and other makeup stains from clothing.

Bonus Bikini Cleaning Tips

While you could wash your bikini by hand, if you have a lot of delicate clothing items to wash this can be a pain in the you know what. Many modern washing machines have a hand wash/wool cycle so there’s no need to worry about pre-treating bathing suit stains when you use Rejuvenate’s OUTrageous. The powerful stain remover and laundry pre-treater works to eliminate odors, remove chlorine, sunscreen and other residue and keep colors bright and vibrant.

If you’re really worried about damaging your bikini in the wash you can always place your swimsuit, and other delicates, in a mesh bag before placing in your washing machine. The mesh bag will make sure the straps of the bathing suit don’t accidently wrap around the central agitator found in top-load washing machines (front-load machines don’t have this issue and are much gentler on clothing).

“My go to product for laundry stains. I haven't found anything that this doesn't get out. I had dye transfer on 3 shirts and this got that all out. Great on organic stains like perspiration, blood and cooking oil. It has saved so many of our clothes.”

-Snshoemaker’s 5-Star Review, The Home Depot


OUTrageous Stain Removal Articles

OUTrageous is a powerful way to pre-treat and remove stains from bikinis, silk, cashmere, lace and all your delicate clothing. With proper care your expensive bikini and fashion swimwear will last for many seasons – now go out and hit the beach – and enjoy the rest of National Bikini Day.

For more great stain removal tips from Rejuvenate OUTrageous, check out these great articles from our Cleaning Tips blog.

“This is the best laundry pre-treatment I have ever used. I had some favorite clothing with stains I couldn't get out. I just kept the clothes because I loved them so much. I just hoped that someday I'd find something that would actually remove the stains. Rejuvenate OUTrageous is amazing! It got rid of all the old stains! I did have to leave the pre-treatment on longer than the directions said, but the bottom line is that it did remove very old stains nothing else worked on. I love OUTrageous so much I ordered lots of bottles so that I'd never run out.”

-Carolyn’s 5-Star Review, The Home Depot