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How To Remove Sweat Stains From Clothes

How To Remove Sweat Stains From Clothes

There is hope for your old work out shirts after all. Here is how to save your sweat-stained white T- shirts from becoming a cleaning rag.

Step 1: You Will Need

  • salt
  • hot and cold water
  • bar soap
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 5 gallon bucket
  • 1 tsp household ammonia
  • baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp rosemary essential oil
  • 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • spray bottle
  • light colored clothes

Step 2: Get Set

Always treat stains as soon as you can. If you can, take off the piece of clothing to manage the stain better. When possible, work from the inside out, or underneath the stain. This helps the stain to lift off of the fabric instead of through the fabric. Fold a light-colored cloth and place it underneath the stain to prevent the stain from spreading.

Step 3: Simple As Soap

If the stains are fresh, rubbing a mild bar soap onto the stain just might be enough to do the trick.

Step 4: Salt Vs. Sweat

You can either try dabbing a solution of 4 tbsp of salt and 1 quart of hot water onto the stain with a light-colored cloth or soak the stain in warm water with 4 tbsp of salt dissolved in it. For more stubborn stains, try soaking.

Step 5: Baking Soda

Create a paste consistency with baking soda and water, and then coat the stains. Let set for 30 minutes before brushing it off.

Step 6: Check The Label

If your garment does not contain cotton, linen, silk or acetate, try soaking the stained garment in 3 gallons of water with 1/4 cup of white vinegar overnight. If your garment does not contain silk or wool, you can try dabbing a solution of 1 tsp ammonia and 2 cups of cold water onto the stain, rinsing thoroughly afterwards. For stains on silk or wool, mix together 3/4 tsp of rosemary essential oil and 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, shake the contents and saturate the stains. Let set for 30 minutes before rinsing out.

Step 7: Finish Line

Regardless of what step works for you, you should always finish up with washing and drying the garment as usual. Make sure all the stains are completely gone before you dry or hot iron the garment. Applying heat sets the stains and makes them harder to get out.