How to Remove Yellow Armpit Stains from Cotton Shirts
What you will need:
- Cool water
- Enzyme-containing liquid laundry detergent
- Fabric safe bleach
When trying to remove yellow armpit stains from your cotton clothing the task can prove to be more simple than trying to remove the stains from satin clothing. Here are a few steps to follow when trying to remove yellow armpit stains from cotton clothing:
- Begin the process of removing yellow armpit stains by rinsing the stain for about 15 seconds. This will wash the salts and acids away leaving just the stains to deal with.
- Use a sponge to work in the enzyme-containing liquid detergent into the garment. Ensure you have worked in the cleaning agent thoroughly by using your finger tips or rubbing the fabric against itself.
- Allow the enzyme cleaner to sit for about 15 minutes. Do not let the enzyme cleaner dry! This could cause more harm than the stain.
- Next, wash the shirt in fabric-safe bleach (if the material is safe to use with bleach). Use the hottest water the fabric will allow. You can find this information by looking at the laundering directions located on the tag.
- Once the garment is washed, inspect the clothing to ensure the stains have been removed. If you dry the garment still stained it will be more difficult, if not impossible, to remove.
- If the stains remain soak the fabric in a bucket of water and enzyme cleaner overnight. Enzyme cleaner can take a little while to work. Soaking the material in the solution could allow the enzyme cleaner more time to work.
- Wash again in fabric-safe bleach or as directed on the tag.
- Repeat these steps until the yellow armpit stains have been removed.
To try and prevent yellow underarm stains try and use less antiperspirant. The mixture of your sweat and antiperspirant is what make normal sweat spots yellow armpit stains.