How to remove a yellow stain from a white garment?
Everyone knows that white clothes get dirty easily and can even turn yellow over time! What could be more annoying than seeing yellow stains on your beautiful white sweater!
I therefore propose today on 10-Tricks tips to quickly remove a yellow stain on a white garment and other white fabrics.
1. Hydrogen peroxide to remove a yellow stain
A first tip for removing a yellow stain from a white garment or fabric is to use hydrogen peroxide. Here are the steps to follow to remove this stain:
- Dampen a cloth with hydrogen peroxide and rub the stain on the garment.
- Rinse with cold water and repeat if you still see yellow marks on the fabric.
- Rinse again and finish with a regular machine wash.
To continue on the same subject here is another article loved by our visitors: How to whiten the laundry?
2. Clean the yellow stain with Marseille soap
Another natural and effective product for cleaning a yellow stain on a white fabric is Marseille soap. Very easy, here is how to use it to detach your garment:
- Wet the garment with cold water to thoroughly soak the yellow stain.
- Take the block of Marseille soap and rub the stain until a crust forms.
- Leave on for 1 hour and rinse the garment well with cold water.
The yellow stain should have completely disappeared thanks to the stain-removing power of this 100% natural cleaner!
3. Baking soda and yellow stain on fabric
Bicarbonate is a very popular product on 10-trucs.com! As you know, we find this product in a multitude of cleaning tips and tricks on our site.
Here’s how to remove that yellow stain with baking soda:
- Mix baking soda with water and form a paste.
- Then spread the paste on the yellow spot and let it act for 1 to 2 hours.
- Rinse with water and finish with a final machine wash.
I used this trick lately to remove a yellow stain from my white t-shirt and it works really well. You can also use it to clean mildew stains from fabric.
4. Ammonia against yellowing of laundry
Ammonia is similar to hydrogen peroxide in its stain-removing and bleaching power. So why not use it to remove yellow stains from white laundry?
- Pour and soak the entire stain onto the fabric.
- Rub gently to work the liquid into the fabric.
- Then rinse the garment to remove all traces of yellow.
5. Clean yellow stain with lemon
Lemon is a natural food that can be used for a ton of home remedies and tips! If you are a regular reader of 10-trucs.com you already know that! ?
Here’s how to do this trick with lemon juice:
- Form a paste by mixing lemon juice with baking soda.
- Rub the stain with this paste with your fingers (use a toothbrush for a stubborn stain).
- Leave to act on the stain for ten minutes of rinsing the garment to finish.
Thanks to its whitening power, lemon is also useful for a pillow yellowed by saliva and sweat: Clean a yellowed pillow.
6. Powder detergent to whiten a white garment
Another trick that can effectively clean yellow stains from clothes is the use of washing powder. Do you have any at home?
If so, here’s how to get rid of that yellow stain:
- Sprinkle with washing powder to completely cover the stain.
- Spray a little water on the powder and leave for a few minutes to activate the whitening.
- Rub the stain to thoroughly remove all traces of yellow, rinse and finish with a machine wash.
7. Pour white vinegar over the yellow stain
Vinegar, that good old white vinegar, is another natural trick to remove a yellow stain from perspiration on white linen.
Here’s how to use vinegar:
- Mix equal parts white vinegar with cold water.
- Soak the stained garment directly in the mixture.
- Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes and finish cleaning in the washing machine.
8. Soda crystals and white clothing
Another product that can be useful for removing yellow traces on white linen are soda crystals!
- Fill the kitchen sink with hot water and soak the garment.
- Soak for 30 minutes and rub the garment a few times to remove the yellow marks.
- Rinse with water and finish cleaning the laundry in the washing machine.
Soda crystals can be used directly in laundry like in this article: How to wash white clothes?
9. No bleach to remove a yellow stain
A first instinct that many people have is to rub or soak clothing with yellow stains in a mixture of water and bleach. This is a serious mistake because you risk making your problem worse!
Bleach will further darken yellow stains on white clothes that are caused by perspiration.
How to remove a yellow bleach stain from fabric?
If you are looking for a trick to remove a bleach stain or rather a discoloration due to the use of bleach, unfortunately it’s more complicated!
For jeans or synthetic fabric:
- Start by gently rubbing the garment with hydrogen peroxide and a cloth.
- Place the garment in the machine with an appropriate fabric dye.
For a white cotton or linen garment:
- Gently rub the bleach stain with an ammonia-soaked cloth.
- Machine wash the garment on the normal cycle.
Since the garment is white, the bleach stain should be completely gone. No need to color the garment again since it is already white.
In addition to stains, it is important to take good care of your laundry, as you will find out in this other article: How to maintain your clothes?