Sweat stains in your clothes can be pretty stubborn. The yellow or white-coloured stains are often quite visible and you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Luckily, there are a couple of handy tips that will make sure those stains will be gone in no time at all. But putting the clothes in the tumble dryer afterwards? We really don’t recommend doing that.
Keep your sweat-stained clothes away from the dryer.
Removing sweat stains
Are you really attached to your favourite white shirt but does it have some ugly yellow stains? Then it might useful to know how to remove sweat stains. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 250 millilitres white vinegar
- 500 millilitres warm water
- 120 grams baking soda
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide
Mix together the white vinegar and the warm water in a bucket or basin. Place the item of clothing in question in the bucket and let it soak for 20 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix together the baking soda, salt and hydrogen peroxide until it turns into a thick paste. Take the item of clothing out of the vinegar water and carefully wring it out. Place it on top of a towel and rub the paste onto the yellow-coloured sweat stains. The hydrogen peroxide will whiten the fabric while the salt and baking soda work together to remove the stubborn stain from the fibres of the clothes. Leave the paste to sit and do its thing for 20 minutes. Then, wash the item of clothing at a normal cycle in the washing machine and let it air dry.
Go to the next page to find out why you shouldn’t put clothes with sweat stains on them in the dryer.
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