Everyone has faced the problem of sweat stains on their favourite dress shirts or clothes and here are a number of do-it-yourself sweat stain solutions sitting in your home right now.
A meat tenderizer is not the first thing you’d think of when figuring out how to remove sweat stains. But you can tenderize away hard-to-remove stains. Before you wash that damaged sweatshirt, dampen the armpit stain and sprinkle some meat tenderizer on it. Then just wash as usual.
Before you give up all hope of ever getting that yellow sweat stain out of your good white dress shirt, crush two aspirins and mix the powder in 1/2 cup warm water. Soak the stained part of the garment in the solution for two to three hours.
Want to see those sweat marks disappear from shirts and other garments? Just pour a bit of vinegar directly onto the stain, and rub it into the fabric before placing the item in the wash. You can also remove deodorant stains from your washable shirts and blouses by gently rubbing the spot with undiluted vinegar before laundering.
Pretreating clothes with a paste made from 4 tablespoons baking soda and 1/4 cup warm water can help vanquish a variety of stains. For instance, rub it into shirts to remove perspiration stains; for really bad stains, let the paste dry for about two hours before washing. Rub out tar stains by applying the paste and washing in plain baking soda. For collar stains, rub in the paste and add a bit of vinegar as you’re putting the shirt in the wash.
You can mix one part dish soap with two parts hydrogen peroxide, then scrub the stain and let it sit for an hour.
Salt is one secret you can use to get rid of those stubborn yellow stains where your shirt meets your armpits. Dissolve 4 tablespoons salt in 1 quart (1 liter) hot water. Sponge the garment with the solution until the stain disappears.
Using lemons can help you avoid expensive dry-cleaning bills! Remove unsightly underarm stains from shirts and blouses simply by scrubbing them with a mixture of equal parts lemon juice and water.