Deodorant and Perspiration Stain Removal

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How do I keep t-shirts from turning yellow under the armpits?

Deodorant and Perspiration Stain Removal

Yellow underarm shirt stains are likely caused by a combination of deodorant and perspiration. Many deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum salts. When these salts are combined with laundry detergent, especially in cooler water settings, they are not easily dissolved, and they remain on the fabric.

To remove the stains, try soaking the shirts in warm water with an enzyme pre-soak product or rubbing the soiled area with white vinegar. Wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric. If the stain remains, dampen and sprinkle stain with meat tenderizer. Let stand for about an hour, and launder again.

To avoid new stains from forming, always wash the shirts in the hottest water safe for the fabric. Also, allow antiperspirant to dry completely before dressing.

   

Comments

9/12/2007 8:34:57 AM
Callicocow said:

Thanx!!!! Great tip. Tried it and it works.


9/12/2007 2:45:42 PM
Valerie Saenz said:

Works great.I use these methods on my husbands shirts.I highly recommend it.


9/12/2007 2:46:40 PM
Valerie Saenz said:

Works great.I use these methods on my husbands shirts.I highly recommend it.


9/13/2007 5:18:54 PM
Ally said:

Thanks for the tip.Going to try it next time before I do laundry.


2/19/2009 8:16:44 PM
gdtrn said:

I remove deodorant and perspiration stains by soaking the item in warm water with powdered dishwasher crystals( such as Cascade) before I launder it


6/6/2009 8:56:27 PM
Patrick said:

I have had this problem with many of my dress shirts which i though were ruined, i haven't trid the above but will certainly do so. I also want to add that putting antiperpirant on before you go to bed, and have a morning shower also helped solve this problem for me. Most antiperspirants can last 24 hours nowadays. If you are still not sure, use deodorant during the day if you fear you might break into a sweat.


8/2/2011 2:57:06 PM
rajesh soodan said:

please to know the tips but could not get tip about mud stain removal




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