How do you get yellow stains on white clothing?
When you get hot, you start to sweat to enable your body to cool down. You have many sweat glands under your armpits. That’s why that’s the place where you sweat most and more often. Sweat itself is clear and as such reasonably easy to remove from clothes. The yellow stains are produced when sweat mixes with an anti-perspirant or deodorant. Anti-perspirants and deodorants often contain aluminium. Aluminium reacts with the salt in the sweat and produces the characteristic yellow sweat stains.
Yellow stains on white clothing really stand out. Understandably you want to know how to remove deodorant stains from your white clothing. The grey or white stains in black clothes are usually only caused by the anti-perspirant or deodorant.
HG for removing sweat stains and deodorant stains
You can remove sweat stains easily and safely with HG perspiration stain remover. Often, the stubborn yellow sweat and deodorant stains cannot be removed with ordinary detergents or stain removers.
HG perspiration stain remover is the effective pre-treatment for removing yellow stains from white clothes. After treatment with our sweat and deodorant stain removers, the yellow stains have disappeared! It is suitable for white and coloured laundry. Use HG perspiration stain remover before every wash to prevent yellow sweat stains.
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Complete the following steps to use HG perspiration stain remover:
- Spray a liberal amount of HG perspiration stain remover onto the stains.
- Leave it to absorb for 30 minutes without letting the liquid dry out. Prevent the liquid from coming into contact with other materials or surfaces.
- Then put the treated laundry in the washing machine and wash it as usual with a recommended amount of main detergent at max 60°C.
How to get deodorant stains out of clothes with 6 alternatives
HG continues to be the most effective method for removing old sweat stains. There are also various DIY tips for removing yellow stains from white clothes. They are not always effective. With some products you need to be careful! These tips are mainly intended for removing yellows stains from white clothing.
Vinegar is a good product for many stains. Including yellow stains on white clothes. Fill a plant spray with half white vinegar and half water. Spray the mixture on the sweat stains before you wash the clothes.
You can also remove sweat stains with baking soda. Add 50 ml warm water to four tablespoons of baking soda. Stir in a bowl until you get a paste. Spread the paste on the sweat stains and leave it to absorb for two hours before washing the garment again.
Like baking soda, cleaning soda also helps to remove sweat stains from clothes. Make a paste with a cup of water and cleaning soda. Spread the mixture on the sweat stain. Leave it to absorb for a few hours before you wash the clothes.
Be very careful with ammonia. Ensure proper ventilation when you start working with ammonia. Fill a cup with ammonia. Dab the ammonia onto the stain with a clean and dry cloth. Leave it to absorb for an hour before you wash the clothes.
Mix the juice of a lemon with the same amount of water. Rub this onto the sweat stain. Leave it to absorb for an hour before you wash the clothes.
Washing-up liquid, vodka and white vinegar
You can also use vodka to remove sweat stains. Mix the vodka with the washing-up liquid and the white vinegar. Then mix it with water in the same ratio. Fill a bucket with the mixture and add your white clothes to soak. Sometimes the yellow stain disappears within an hour, but sometimes it can take all night. When the yellow stain has nearly gone, wash the garment.
If you have a white deodorant stain on black clothes, the above tips are less effective. You can leave black clothes to soak in a bucket of cold water for one to two hours. Add a cup of white natural vinegar.
4 tips for preventing deodorant and sweat stains
The best is of course to prevent having yellow stains on your white clothes. We provide four tips for preventing sweat stains.
1. Deodorant without aluminium
As yellows stains on white clothing are caused by aluminium, you can try to buy a deodorant that does not contain aluminium.
2. Treat sweat stains immediately
If there is a sweat stain in your clothes, don’t wait too long before treating it. This prevents sweat from penetrating deep into the clothes.
3. Not in the tumble dryer
Try to air dry clothes. The dryer may make the sweat stains worse.
4. Wear a vest
If you have an expensive shirt, you could protect it with a vest.
If the tips for removing or preventing sweat stains don’t work too well, the result is guaranteed with HG perspiration stain remover.
If you have a good tip on how to remove stains from clothes, please let us know!
Frequently Asked Questions about how to remove sweat stains
How to get sweat stains out of clothes?
Yellow stains from sweat are caused by the aluminium in anti-perspirant and deodorant mixing with the salt in sweat. This reaction produces yellow stains in white clothes.
How to remove deodorant stains from armpits of shirts?
You can remove sweat stains from white clothes with:
- baking soda
- cleaning soda
- washing-up liquid, vodka and white vinegar
Do you want to know how to get rid of deodorant stains? Deodorant stains in black clothes can be dissolved with water and white natural vinegar
How do I prevent sweat and deodorant stains on clothing?
The following tips help to prevent yellow sweat stains in your clothes:
- Use a deodorant without aluminium.
- Treat sweat stains immediately.
- Do not put clothes in the dryer
- Wear a vest under expensive clothes.
Which HG product do I use to remove sweat and deodorant stains?
You can remove sweat stains easily and safely with HG perspiration stain remover.