Are you dismayed at the yellow sweat stains that appear on your clothes after a particularly hot day? Don’t worry! It’s completely normal. These stains happen when the salt in your sweat mixes with the aluminum that is in the antiperspirant you wear.
But, thank goodness, your sweat-stained garment isn’t ruined for good. Check out these tips and tricks to getting rid of unsightly sweat stains.
Rub a little bit of white vinegar onto the sweat stain. Then rinse the article of clothing. Use hot water if the fabric’s washing instructions allow it. This method should even get rid of old sweat stains.
You can apply ammonia to a garment stain if the fabric color has changed faintly. The fresher the stain, the better this solution will work. Make sure to rinse the material after treating it with ammonia. Finally, wash it; use hot water if the garment’s washing instructions allow it.
To remove a sweat stain from your garment, dampen the stain, rub a bar of soap directly on the stain, and rinse it out. Finally, wash the garment in warm or hot water (use hot water if the fabric’s washing instructions allow it).
Another easy solution is to squeeze lemon juice, either fresh or concentrated will work, and water directly on the stain. Then run in the mixture. Let the shirt dry in the sun to fully eliminate the stain.
While you might not think of salt as a stain removal agent, try this the next time you need to get a sweat stain out of your clothing: Mix a solution of 4 tablespoons of salt and 1 quart of hot water. Then use a sponge to apply the mixture to the stain until the stain is gone.
Dish Soap Mix
This sweat-stain solution requires you to mix one part dish soap and two parts hydrogen peroxide with a dash of baking soda. Next, scrub the solution into the stain using a scrub brush or toothbrush. After letting the shirt set for an hour, wash it to eliminate the stain.
Crush two aspirin into one-half cup of warm water. Then apply the mix to the stain. Let it soak for two hours. Before washing the clothing, rub some liquid detergent on the stain. Finally, wash it.
Create a paste by combing baking soda and water. Then apply the paste to the stain. Let the article of clothing set for one hour. Then wash, and the stain should be removed.
For heavy-duty sweat stain removal, you may need to turn to oxygen bleach. House Cleaning Central lists the [full formula here](http://www.housecleaningcentral.com/en/cleaning-tips/stain-removal/sweat-perspiration-deodorant.html).
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While a bit unconventional, try this solution to get rid of sweat stains: Apply water to dampen the stain. Then add half a teaspoon of meat tenderizer (unseasoned) to the stain. Let it set for 30 minutes. Then wash as usual. This method works because the meat tenderizer breaks down the proteins in the sweat stain.
Getting rid of nasty sweat stains is a breeze with any of the above stain-treatment tips. Plus, to help prevent sweat stains in the first place, run cold water on the stain-prone area before washing it in cold water. This should help protect the area from sweat stains or at least minimize them.