How To Remove Sweat Stains…
Nothing ruins a good shirt more than Sweat Stains, particularly those around the armpits and on the collar. It makes you look like you’re unkempt and a very unattractive individual. The stains left behind on the high-perspiration areas are caused by the oils that are found in the sweat. These stains are probably one of the most difficult types to get out of clothes. Fortunately, a lot of homemakers through the years have discovered, and improved upon, some effective methods on how to get rid of sweat stains from clothes.
Just like illnesses, the best way to remove perspiration stains caused by sweat is to detect and treat it early. You have a likelier chance to remove the stain when the sweat is still wet and does not have a chance yet to penetrate the clothes.
As soon as you find Yellow Sweat Stains, you should turn the shirt inside out and apply a little of any one of the following:
- diluted white vinegar
- baking soda and water
- hydrogen peroxide
To make sure that the chemicals you use will not ruin the shirt, you should try dabbing some on an inconspicuous are of the clothing to see if it would ruin the colors or the fabric. If it’s ok to use then you should let the armpit stains area soak in the chemicals for a good hour or so.
These chemicals will help by absorbing the oils from the sweat and breaking them down so that they can be removed by regular detergents, thus preventing the deodorant stains from even forming. Another tip is to use cold water as heat will just help the stain to settle on your clothes.
If these homebrew treatments do not work, then you should try using shampoo that is formulated for oily hair, since the oils that are in the sweat is basically the same ones that causes oily hair.
Another technique to remove sweat stains is to apply laundry detergent on the problem areas of the shirt and then let it sit in the sun for maybe a full afternoon. The UV rays from the sunlight will break down the oils in the sweat; pretty much the same way it gives you sunburn. After a few hours under the sun you can then wash it under cold water.
If none of these treatments seem to work to stop underarm stains, then you should then try an enzyme-based laundry detergent. These types of cleaners are specifically made to tackle any kind of organic-based stains, so sweat stain removal would be no problem for it.
The one thing that you should avoid using on sweat stains is chlorine bleach. Chlorine will just make the stain worse by reacting to the proteins in the sweat; it will actually speed up the darkening and setting process of the stain.
So save yourself from the embarrassment of having armpit stains on your clothes. With the arsenal of knowledge that you have, you now know How To Remove Sweat Stains on all of your favorite clothes.
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