Are you having trouble with yellow or sweat stains on your clothes and wondering how you could remove them? The good news is, you’re definitely not alone. Everyone sweats, and it’s completely natural for clothes to pick up sweat stains, especially if you’ve had an intense workout session. These stains, however, can become smelly really quickly, so read on and discover how you can say goodbye to yellow and sweat stains from clothes. Yes, even white clothes!
6 steps to remove yellow and sweat stains
First of all, sweat itself is transparent, so it’s not likely to leave a coloured mark on your garments. But if you use deodorant, sweat will interact with it, and it can easily make the armpits of your shirts yellow. Treating these yellow stains is like treating sweat stains, so just simply follow these steps.
Prepare a soaking solution
Fill a bucket or your sink with lukewarm water and add half a scoop of Ariel Complete Washing Powder. Mix the solution by hand until the detergent is completely dissolved.
Add your yellow-stained or sweat-stained garment to the solution and leave it to soak for an hour. If it keeps floating to the top, place a white towel on top of it to keep it fully immersed.
Preparing to wash
Gently wring out the excess water before adding your garment to your wash with similar items.
Add detergent based on the instructions on your pack. Use Ariel Matic Front Load Washing Powder if you have a front-load machine, Ariel Matic Top Load Washing Powder if you have a top-load machine, or try Ariel’s liquid detergents.
Load your garment into the washing machine with other, similar items and wash on your usual cycle, at the highest temperature shown on the care label.
After the wash cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
Yellow and sweat stain video removal guide
If you prefer visual representations, watch the following video on how to remove yellow and sweat stains from your clothes.
Alternative ways to remove yellow and sweat stains from your clothes
While certainly there are a few alternative methods you could try when tackling yellow and sweat stains, the most effective solution will definitely be a laundry detergent that was specifically developed to remove stains. So, while here are some of these methods, we recommend using Ariel for the best results.
- Baking soda. If you mix some water with baking soda and use that paste to rub it on the sweat stain, it can help remove it.
- Vinegar. Mixing water with some vinegar and leaving your sweat-stained garments in the soaking solution for an hour can help remove the stains but using a laundry detergent instead of the smelly vinegar would be more effective.
- Bleach. Using bleach to remove sweat stains can be harsh on your garments, causing them to lose their colours. Our suggestion is to use laundry detergent instead.
FAQs on how to remove yellow and sweat stains
How do you get old sweat stains out of clothes?
If you’re dealing with an older sweat stain, you’ll definitely need to soak your garments in a solution before you’d wash them. Use laundry detergent mixed with warm water, leave them for an hour, then wash them normally.
Can sweat stains be removed?
Yes, absolutely! Just put them in a soaking solution of laundry detergent mixed with water for an hour, then wash them as you normally would.
Does vinegar remove armpit stains?
Vinegar can help remove pit stains but using a soaking solution of laundry detergent mixed with warm water is definitely a more effective solution.
What detergent removes armpit stains?
To remove pit stains, you’ll need a powerful laundry detergent, like Ariel Complete Washing Powder. Mix it with water to prepare a soaking solution for your sweat-stained garments, then use it for the wash itself too.