Oxygen bleach is most effective when used in a powdered formula that is activated when mixed with water. Liquid versions of oxygen bleach can lose their effectiveness with age. If adding powdered oxygen bleach to wash loads, add the powder to the empty washer tub first, then add clothes.
When mixing powdered oxygen bleach with water, use warm water to ensure that all of the powder dissolves, then add cold water if needed. Completely submerge the stained garment and allow to soak for as long as possible - up to eight hours or overnight. Oxygen bleach works more slowly than the harsher chlorine bleach and patience will give you great results.
Both liquid and powder oxygen bleach from Lowe's have received favorable user reviews that say they work great on laundry to remove stains. Up to 92 percent of customers who use OxiClean laundry stain remover from Lowe's would recommend the product to a friend.
At the very least, maintenance involves periodic cleaning. You can clean some things with regular liquid dish soap and water. Tougher stains from barbecue grills, tree sap, mold, mildew and algae may need more powerful powdered oxygen bleach you mix with water.