*My original Wisk review was deleted thanks to a server error from my hosting service, so here it is again! I was compensated by Collective Bias for this review, but the opinions expressed are my very own.*
If you have small children, you have stains. If you have a husband, you have stains. If your children like to hug you while covered in ketchup… you get my point. Laundry is a never ending battle across the country — we spend oodles of money on clothes only to have them potentially ruined in a matter of seconds the moment that dinner is set on the table.
When Collective Bias asked me to head out to Wal-Mart to pick up some Wisk laundry detergent, I was happy to do it. My plan was to test Wisk detergents ability to remove a spaghetti stain, but as you’ll see in this post… a new opportunity presented itself!
My trusty sidekick and I headed to WalMart around 11 am. By the time we got to the store…
If you have a toddler, you know this means trouble for *real naptime* later. The second I unbuckled her belt she was alert and ready to shop!
We love this WalMart – it’s shiny, new, & organized!
Look… hardwood floors!
After a “brief” visit to the big girl panties section, we wandered over towards the detergents.
It was a rainbow of detergents, but there was just a narrow little column of Wisk detergents to choose from. Of the five that Wisk makes, only two were available for sale at the store. We picked up a bottle of the Deep Clean Wisk with Stain Spectrum Technology. Sounds cool, right? Smells nice, too.
Isn’t she cute? The outfit is adorable and NEW, which is what made our afternoon a little annoying. When we got home from our little shopping trip, someone small decided that she didn’t really need a nap, but I insisted and finally just tucked her in and shut her bedroom door. She fussed, but then seemed to settle down so I took our dog outside for a bit of fresh air. Upon our return inside, it was clear that she was wide awake. In the ten minutes alone in her room, she managed to empty a box of vintage linens and locate a Sharpie pen and then draw all over her clothes & her body thus the new stain fighting opportunity! And as if that wasn’t enough, she dumped the contents of her humidifier on the carpet. Ahhh… toddlers!
Cue the Wisk. I’m a pretreater & I like to paint the detergent directly onto our stains with a foam brush. I like to think it helps the liquid really get into the fibers. These little brushes cost about fifty cents at the hardware store.
After painting her clothes with Wisk, I poured a capful into the washing machine and tossed in the laundry. On the first washing, I could tell that it was starting to lift out the marker stain — not bad, considering it’s called PERMANENT MARKER. I painted more Wisk and tossed it in again for another round with the next load. You can see the results for yourself:
Overall, I liked the Wisk – it worked well in lifting stains, cost less than $5 for the 50 fl. oz. bottle, & smells great, too. If they’d like to improve on their product, (you know me – the “expert” here!) I’d love to suggest that they find a way to bottle the stain spectrum technology in a dye-free variety.