Getting Yellow Stains Out Of White Clothes

How to Avoid Teeth Stains
As we age, we develop wrinkles, age spots and unwanted body fat. However, those are not the only areas of our body which age. Many of us don't know that our teeth also age. As we get older, the outer layer of our tooth enamel wears away. This means that the underlying layer, called dentin, becomes visible. This particular layer of teeth is much more yellow. Since we can't really avoid the aging process, we should at least try to minimize the possibility of developing additional discoloration on our teeth.

One way to reduce stains on the teeth is to quit smoking. This may seem like a huge hassle for some, but it will go a long way when it comes down to whiter teeth. The nicotine in cigarettes leaves brown stains on the enamel. These stains are almost impossible to remove with brushing. Furthermore, smoking causes bad bread, the gum disease known as gingivitis, and it increases the risk of developing oral cancers.

Some foods and drinks which can easily stain white teeth include: coffee, tea, dark sodas, wine, dark fruit juices (cranberry), and dark colored fruit (blackberries, blueberries, beats). So does that mean that we should avoid these foods and drinks? Absolutely not! You simply have to make sure that you can brush your teeth or rinse out your mouth with water immediately after consuming these products. Another product which surprisingly has teeth staining capabilities is antibacterial mouthwash. The mouthwash brands which contain chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride are known to cause stains on teeth. So if you want to keep your pearly whites their brightest, just remember to practice good dental hygiene. If you know that you will be consuming food staining foods or drinks, simply make sure that you have a toothbrush handy. Preventing stains from forming is much easier than trying to get them out later.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what can you use to get yellow stains out of white clothes? (under the armpit)?
    I have tried different brands of deoderant and laid off the powder under the arms and i still end up with yellow stains underneath. I have washed my clothes with a whole bottle of clorox, shout stain remover, and oxy white cleaners. nothing works. I go through a lot of white shirts a year because of this problem. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Try soaking in Napisan Plus - usually works!!

  2. QUESTION:
    Getting stains out of white clothes..?
    What is the best solution for getting yellow stains out of white clothes? I have a few white shirts and undershirts that are yellow and dingy looking. It not just deodorant stains, either. It is all over and even in the front area. I have tried using bleach, but am scared to leave it too long because it has been known to eat away at clothes. Anybody have any home remedies for making my white clothes brighter and whiter?
    I have well water, too. Maybe it's something in the water?

    • ANSWER:
      If you put white vinegar and bleach together, then soak it for at least 2 hours. It works really good. Then put it in with your whites as usual in the wash and bleach them again. And wah lah, the stains are gone. For some reason, my baby sister who is only 2 always gets milk and chocolate stains on her shirts. So thats what i do when i see one.
      I hope i helped!

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I get yellow storage stains out of white clothes?
    A white and black outfit that has been in storage for years has yellow all over the white part. Tide with bleach did nothing. Does anyone know how to remove the yellow without harming the black?

    • ANSWER:
      SIMPLE GREEN...IF IT DOESN'T GET IT OUT, NOTHING WILL!!

  4. QUESTION:
    how do you get yellow stains out of white clothes?

    • ANSWER:
      If you don't want to ruin the fibres of your clothing with bleach, there is a fabic safe product called "yellow out" laundry stain remover. It is available at Walmart, inexpensive, and comes with complete directions. It's great, and not only will it take yellow out of whites, it will get remove any dull greyness that happens over time from regular laundering.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you get yellow perspiration stains out of white clothes?
    I can't use clorine bleach here so is there a really great way.....I mean something that YOU have actually done and truly had results?!

    • ANSWER:
      This is what I do for stains;
      It takes out most every stain, in an hour to three days.
      dissolve 1/2 cup oxiclean powder in some hot water, in a bucket or large bowl. Add enough water so the item can soak. Add cold water after the oxiclean is dissolved when the item should not be in hot water. Let soak till the stain is gone.
      Each day Refresh the oxiclean and water. By draining the water and making a new mixture.
      I got hair dye and yellowing from age as well as under arm stains out, just to name a couple tough stains that can be gotten out!

  6. QUESTION:
    How do I get the yellow armpit stains out of white shirts?
    I never understood how some people seem to keep those yellow armpit stains out of their white clothes. Well my white clothes never fail to end up getting those stains. I am a person that sweats a lot for a woman (how embarassing) I have even had to start wearing men's deodorant. What can I use to get those kinds of stains out of my white clothes? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, do not use bleach or hot water. Bleach will actually darken the stains, which are usually not from sweat, but from the deodorant/antiperspirant. Hot water will set the stain as will drying it with heat so if the stain is not gone after the first washing, let it air dry and repeat the process. There are several alternatives to using bleach to remove these stains and/or brighten your whites.

      You should soak the area/shirt in white vinegar or a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water. Hydrogen Peroxide is a natural bleaching agent which will not add to the discoloring like bleach will. Soak in either solution for 15-30 minutes and then wash the item normally.

      As previously stated, do not dry the shirt in a dryer if the stain has not yet come out. Repeat the process.

      A paste of baking soda and water can also be applied to the area. Let the paste dry and then wash normally.

      Tips Avoid anti-perspirants with Aluminum as the active ingredient, which causes sweat stains in the first place

  7. QUESTION:
    How do i get the yellow peroxide stain out of white clothes.?!?!?!?
    I had little spots of blood on my white leggins and i poured peroxide on it no whtere is a YELLOW STAIN.!!?!??!??!?!?!?!

    • ANSWER:
      You can't. Peroxide acts like bleach on colored fabrics. You can grab a box of RIT dye from the laundry department and redye the clothing though.

  8. QUESTION:
    I need to know how to get those yellow stains out of the armpits of white shirts. HELP!!!?
    This is not from lack of wearing deodorant either. There is something in sweat that causes yellowing on white clothing.

    • ANSWER:
      My husband gets that too...wash your white as you normally would with hot water, bleach, laundry soap, and add a 1/2 cup of cascade diswasher detergent, and leave the lid open to the washer so they can soak for 1/2 hour- 1 hour. Guaranteed to work...

  9. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy the product "Yellow Out" For white laundry?
    I heard Walmart before but I went to the website and didn't find anything on Yellow Out. Its a rproduct to get rid of yellow stains on white clothing.

    • ANSWER:
      I found a seller on amazon...
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PS8TCS?ie=UTF8&tag=innovatincuba-20

  10. QUESTION:
    Does anyone ever get weird yellow stains on their clothes esp. white ones?
    I had weird yellow stains on a white skirt of mine that I wore all the time and now there are the same stains on my white chair that is less than 6 months old. These stains are like impossible to get out but Idk what they are and what theyre from?? Help??

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem-- there was this unbearable yellow stain on a white upholstered bench.
      I used a mixture of 3/4 water, 1/8 bleach, and 1/8 vinegar to spot treat the stain. It worked like a charm!

  11. QUESTION:
    What gets rid of nasty yellow arm pit stains on my white clothes?
    I need a product that i can use to get the stains out, THEYRE DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Those stains are mineral deposits...deposits of Aluminium chlorohydrate + minerals from perspiration.

      You can get rid of them with white vinegar.

      Pour undiluted white vinegar over the underarm areas. Allow to sit for about 20 minutes. Then launder as usual.

      The acids in the Vinegar will break down the deposits, allowing your washer to wash them away. Plus, Vinegar is safe for all colors.

      Don't use bleach on them....bleach makes those stains worse.

      -

  12. QUESTION:
    How do you get out the yellow stains that Oxyclean leaves behind on white clothes?
    I have a all white Abercrombie polo that I sprayed Oxyclean To Go on after I dripped a little wine on it, and, well, the wine came out but now I'm left with 3 huge yellow stains instead of 3 tiny red dots on my shirt. I have read on other websites that this seems to be a common complaint with Oxyclean. I was wondering if anyone knows how to get those out? I have tried fabric safe bleach and even straight Clorox Bleach, and so far no luck... HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      You could have removed the wine safely with peroxide. You might try it on the yellow stains. Another thing that sometimes removes yellowing stains is borax. If the peroxide doesn't work then rinse it out and soak the shirt in borax overnight.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I get the yellow stains left from "shout"out of my white clothing? Are they ruined?
    I used Shout on a few stains and they turned yellow when I took them out of the wash. One sweater also turned yellow, but I hadn't used shout. Are they ruined?

    • ANSWER:
      I found a wonderful product called "Lift Off". It comes in 3 different uses. The only place i have found it has been Home Depot. I have been using it for over 10 years. and it has worked 100% for me. Just read the labels to see what stains each squirt bottle will will remove. It is truly fantastic.
      Good luck,
      George

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you get babyfood/formula stains out of white clothes?
    I've just washed a ton of white clothes, and some of the necks are still pale orange or creamy yellow. Half of the things shes only worn once so i'm a bit miffed.

    If there anyway i can get the stains out?

    • ANSWER:
      I have two little wee ones and OXI CLEAN works great as a pre treater and also as a stain remover in the wash! There products are cheap and they sell them everywhere! This worked great for formula/baby food on the kids clothes.

      PS...I also brought Tide Stain Release recently but I haven't been using that much to actually refer it...

  15. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of bleach stains on white clothes?
    I have some white shorts and shirts that got dirty with dirt. So I put them in the washer and ofcourse I put bleach in. When I pulled them out they had yellow stains on them, where they were mostly dirty. So now I just wanna know if there's any way of making them completely white again.

    • ANSWER:
      You can get rid of that chlorine yellowing with OxiClean.

      Just wash the whites again using your regular laundry detergent, but add 2 scoops of OxiClean.

      I would nix the Clorox for good. It often causes that yellowing and weakens fabric. Plus, it stinks.

      Hope this helps.

      -

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you get yellow stains out of clothes that have been hanging for a while?
    Most of the clothes are colored but some are on the white part of the clothes.

    • ANSWER:
      Oxy clean. Follow directions on the container. The stuff works wonders.

  17. QUESTION:
    Anyone know how to get yellow deodorant stains out of white shirts?
    For some reason, I always get yellow stained armpits in my white shirts and cant get it out. Ive used bleach pens, stain remover, etc, even different deodorants. Im ruining alot of clothes so if anyone knows something, please help! Thanks..

    • ANSWER:
      Deodorant and Perspiration Stain Removal
      Yellow underarm shirt stains are likely caused by a combination of deodorant and perspiration. Many deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum salts. When these salts are combined with laundry detergent, especially in cooler water settings, they are not easily dissolved, and they remain on the fabric.

      To remove the stains, try soaking the shirts in warm water with an enzyme pre-soak product or rubbing the soiled area with white vinegar. Wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric. If the stain remains, dampen and sprinkle stain with meat tenderizer. Let stand for about an hour, and launder again.

      To avoid new stains from forming, always wash the shirts in the hottest water safe for the fabric. Also, allow antiperspirant to dry completely before dressing. Good luck! =)

  18. QUESTION:
    how to get stains out of my clothes?
    I have an antique dresser from my grandmother and it smells like mothballs and I have been keeping all of my clothes in it for years. Just recently I went to go through my clothes in there and noticed that there were dark yellow stains all over my white clothes. I don't know what the stains are, but they won't come out and bleach just makes them worse. Please help. These are some of my favorite summer clothes.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if bleach won't get them out then you might as well throw them out. I've tried everything on the planet to get stains out of white clothes and bleach works best by far.

  19. QUESTION:
    GETTING OIL STAINS AND GREASE STAINS OUT OF CLOTHES?
    How come when I wash my white shirts the stains turn yellow and I can not get them out?And when I wash colored clothes they get like a grease stain ? How would I go about getting these stains out?

    • ANSWER:
      Get Spray N Wash grease remover. If, after washing, you notice that the stain isn't gone yet - DO NOT DRY IT! That sets the stain. Put it through another cycle in the washer with some more spray n wash on it.

  20. QUESTION:
    Whats a good way to get really tough tough stains out of white clothing?
    I have a brand new white camisal and there is a huge yellow stain down the front of it. It started off as a removable coffee stain but then I used the Tide to Go stick and It made the coffee stain bleede and turn yellow! What are some really good stain removale techniques? Anyone want to share their secrets?

    • ANSWER:
      believe it, peroxide will help lift initial stain, soak item in warm water with a 1/4 cup of cascade, really does work. after soaking pour cascade water in wash machine and run on delicate cycle, then hang to dry. do not put it in the dryer

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to get a stain out of white clothes?
    Does anyone know how to get a stain out of white clothes? I've tried store products is there any home remedies? I dont know what caused the stain but its yellow and it's on a white cotton jacket.

    • ANSWER:
      Why not use bleach.

      nfd♥

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you get stains out of white clothing?
    I have a school shirt that is yellow and white,long story short the shirt got wased with my normal clothes and now the white part is pink!! Please Help!!

    If i soak it will the pink come out?

    • ANSWER:
      What you have is called "color transfer", and it's very easy to fix. Just wash the shirt again by itself. Use regular laundry detergent. If you have OxiClean on hand, add a scoop or two of that as well.

      This alone will fix the problem. You might have to wash the shirt twice, but a second wash is rarely needed.

      No need for labor intensive fixes or caustic chemicals. Just re-washing will fix the problem.

      -

  23. QUESTION:
    how do i get sweat stains out of my white clothing?
    i have some white shirts and jumpers that have yellow sweat stains on them (gross i know). how do i get it out?
    thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      if its a new stain, use ammonia, old stain vinegar,soak then wash in hot as water as clothes permit, if they dont come out, try meat tenderizer or pepsin wait an hour then wash in hot water. use bleach if material allows.

  24. QUESTION:
    get hard water stains out of white clothing?
    When we first moved into our new house (almost a year ago) we had hard water. The water softener that was in our basement when we moved here, hardly worked, therefore leaving most of our whites, yellow. We now have a water softener, we had it for a couple months, but my whites are still.. yellow. I have a pair of shorts that are polyester, they are white, and have some yellow stains on them. I know this is from the water because I've only worn them around the house.

    How do I get these stains out? I heard vinegar, if so, how much do I add to the water and how does this all work? Any answers and experiences please!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try soaking it in 1c distilled white vinegar to 1 gal water for about 1/2 hr. Rinse well with clear or distilled water. Hang it to dry in the SUN.

  25. QUESTION:
    Why does bleech sometimes not work on getting stains out?
    Hi there,

    until recently I bleeched clothes and it was like a miracle - the stain was gone.

    Lately I have had a yellow stain one my white top and when I bleeech it nothing happens - regardless of how much time/amount of bleech is used.

    Is there certain stains that bleech won't take out.

    Also, sometimes the bleech itself can change the colour of a white top to yellow!!

    What's going on, I need bleeching tips!!!!

    Sophia

    • ANSWER:
      I believe you already answered your own question.

      Certain stains cannot be removed by bleach (fruit and tomato sauce stains top that list).

      Bleach also reacts badly with certain fabrics. I have some once white antron underwear that is now gray, thanks largely to chlorinated bleach.

      For fabrics that might be adversely affected by bleach, try a non-chlorinated whitener like OxyClean or Borax.

      If the stain is small, maybe you could put appliques on the garment? Change its look!

  26. QUESTION:
    How do you get armpit, yellow sweat stains out of clothes?
    I have tried the following: bleach, bleach pen, dish soap, tide pen, tide soap, peroxcide, drying in the sun, lemon juice, white vingear -all these have not worked...help!

    • ANSWER:
      Yellow underarm shirt stains are likely caused by a combination of deodorant and perspiration. Many deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum salts. When these salts are combined with laundry detergent, especially in cooler water settings, they are not easily dissolved, and they remain on the fabric.

      To remove the stains, try soaking the shirts in warm water with an enzyme pre-soak product or rubbing the soiled area with white vinegar. Wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric. If the stain remains, dampen and sprinkle stain with meat tenderizer. Let stand for about an hour, and launder again.

      To avoid new stains from forming, always wash the shirts in the hottest water safe for the fabric. Also, allow antiperspirant to dry completely before dressing.:)

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you get rust or water stains out of a shirt?
    The first time I used this washer it ruined my clothes. It wouldn't go through the cycles it just kept getting stuck on one. So I had to put it through the cycles myself.
    When I took the clothes out they had yellow/brown stains all over the white clothes.
    Most of them I don't care too much about but I have this white shirt that was in there and it got ruined the worst. It's not solid white though so I don't want to use bleach.

    How can I get the stains out?

    • ANSWER:
      If it's rust apply a commercial rust remover but test it in a hidden area first. If you don't have a remover, apply a paste of white vinegar and table salt using a white napkin or cloth but nothing that will shred or pill. DO NOT RUB! Gently dab it into the area working the stain from the outer edge inward and working one stain at a time so you'll see the results and change areas on the cloth as you move to a different stain. Let it set for 30 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

  28. QUESTION:
    How can stop perspiration yellow stains in my white tee's?
    I just bought a cute white t-shirt and its yellow under the arms and I can't get it out... I stopped using commercial deordorants and changed to all natural deorderants, but the jury is still out...

    What can I do to even prevent yellow stains under the arms of a shir? It looks disgusting and it ruins the clothes...

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to be drinking more water!!! The "yellow" stains are from a high concentration of minerals in your perspiration.

      As far as removing them, because they are just mineral deposits natural things you would use on hard water stains, ie baking powder, vinegar, peroxide and water mix or even oxy clean would be effective (obviously do not use harsh chemicals designed merely for hard water stains or calcification)

      Good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    How to get stain out of white coat?
    I have a white cotton pea coat, and I got a little bit of hot sauce splashed onto the collar. (theres about 6 little tiny spots)
    How do I get the stain out without ruining it or having it leave a yellow stain?

    also, the stain happened 2 weeks ago..

    I would try the tide to go pen, but I heard many people say of it leaving a yellow stain on their white clothing

    • ANSWER:
      Oxy-Clean stain remover. It comes in spray or gel. Pre-spot the stain and let is soak in for 20 minutes and then launder in cold water.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do i get stains out of my t shirt?
    How do you get white armpit stains out of black or dark clothing? and how do you get yellow armpit stains out of white clothing? all i have is laundry detergent and softener. idk if that helps. can someone please help?

    • ANSWER:
      Rub a wet bar of soap on the dark clothes -- that is just deodorant stains. Wash as normal. it will come out. on the white shirt, make a paste of laundry detergent and put it on the yellow stain and allow to soak for several hours. Then wash in hot water as normal.

  31. QUESTION:
    is there a place i could take my clothes to get stains out?
    someone told me to put lemon juice to get rid of stains on my white clothes
    now my two favorite white shirts are stained even more with yellow lemon
    what can i doooo :( they are already so worn from being washed a lot :(

    • ANSWER:
      I've had the same thing happen to me too. I take those stains out of white shirt with Clorox bleach. Get some old white rags to use to get the stains out easily. Pour out some bleach into a small bowl and add a little water. Now dip the old white rags into the bleach. I do this over my bathroom sink so you won't get any spills or you will possibly spill some and bleach that too when You don't want to ruin something else. Now take the stains and rub the old rags with the mixture of bleach and water on them. Also wear a pair of rubber gloves. The stain will bleach right out nearly as fast as you put it onto them. Finish doing all the stains that you find. Now put them into the washing machine and set them to wash and rinse. Do whatever you do when you wash your white shirts. Sometimes I just partially dry them and pull them out of the dryer and hang them up. If you iron them it is a great time to iron them while slightly damp. Or if they are permapress then use your fingers to press them into shape and continue drying on a hanger. I've had nursing uniforms and I used this same way to get stains out and it works right now and then I know they are gone. The washing after you've got the stains out is important to remove the bleach out of them while washing so it will not put extra wear on the material.

  32. QUESTION:
    How do you get yellow spots out of white things?
    It is like a yellow stain. It is all over the clothing. The clothing has been worn once or twice.

    • ANSWER:
      Wash it with OxiClean.

  33. QUESTION:
    How can I get these yellow pit stains out of my old cotton T-shirts?
    I like to wear secondhand and thrift-store clothes and have a few ancient white cotton T-shirts (from the '70s and '80s) that I'm not willing to part with that have noticeable yellow sweat stains on the armpits. I've noticed this old, really soft T-shirt material seems much more susceptible to pit stains than today's seemingly stiffer cotton/cotton blend T-shirts. Anyway, what can I do to whiten these back up (bleach doesn't work at all)? Or are they doomed to be set aside as nightie and house-cleaning shirts?

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes the stain isn't sweat stains. Its antiperspirant that didn't get washed out and then got baked on in the dryer.

      If bleach won't get it out I, personally, don't know anything that will (although someone else on here may). If you figure that everytime a shirt is worn it is worn with deodorant or antiperspirant, you can imagine how if small amounts are left on with every wash it would build up.

      There is, however, a bluing agent you can get in the laundry aisle; and it is meant to make clothes whiter (with the subtle blue tint it leaves on clothes). You could try that if that stains aren't too bad. You have to make sure not to use too much, or you'll dye your clothes blue.

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of detergent stains on my white vans?
    I was cleaning a couple of dirt stains on my white vans. I guess I didn't get all of the soap out and it left a couple of yellow stains/blotches on the shoes. I tried machine washing them but they are the same as ever /: Does white vinegar work on the shoes as well as clothes? Thankss ;)

    • ANSWER:
      Make a paste of white vinegar and baking soda and, using a soft brush such as a toothbrush, rub the stains in a circular motion then rinse with a damp cloth. If that doesn't work, do the same thing only use dish washer detergent and water. Last, but not least, if all else fails, use a little bit of Color Safe Bleach mixed with water to make a paste then rinse that off. Good luck.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get a large coffee stain out of a white shirt?
    It's not a dark stain. Should I soak it in something first? I need the stain to be GONE...COMPLETELY. I'm not sure that bleach works because sometimes it leaves yellow spots in my white clothing.

    • ANSWER:
      If it is an all white shirt, bleach will take care of it, just wash it alone and in the warmest temp. possible for that shirt. Cold water will set the stain. I have used Spray and Wash Duel cleaner or Goo Gone for bad stains as well.

  36. QUESTION:
    I have a Frididaire Gallery washing machine that keeps putting yellow stains on my clothing. Any idea why?
    I called the dealer about the problem and they have no idea (or if they did, they wouldn't tell me)
    I can put sheets, towels or clothing in and they will come out with yellow stains that look like urine. (they weren't there prior to washing).
    I have tried everything from bleach (on the whites) to oxiclean on the colors to get the stains out but they won't budge.
    Any idea why these stains appear or what they may be from? The washer is about 18 months old and of course out of warranty.

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem a few years ago, it was not the washing machine but my source of water. Are you on a well?
      Once I installed a water softner the problem was solved.

  37. QUESTION:
    Yellow Stains - Ring Around the Collar - HELP?
    How do I get those yellow "body stains" of out white fabrics. I have pillow cases, pillows, and white clothing that I want to keep white. I loathe ring around the collar and underarm stains yet I can't seem to get rid of them with bleach. Wisk (gets out ring around the collar) is a crock. HELP!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Dish soap. It cuts through grease. I'm not even kidding. Let it soak in soapy water.

      Another would be Ivory. Rub some Ivory bar soap (the stuff is really cheap) directly on the affected areas, let it sit for a day and then throw it in the wash.

  38. QUESTION:
    Set in stains on white clothing?
    I know you are never supposed to dry clothes that have are stained, but unfortunately I have. I was wondering if any one out there has any tips or hints on how to get normal food stains (i.e. butter, strawberry jam, oatmeal). If you can't tell, it's my son's clothes that got stained, and I'm trying to salvage them. It's cotton white, but I don't know what to use on it that will keep the graphics on the tee's safe as well as get rid of or seriously minimize the stain. I tried baking soda, nothing, Ban-It, worked a little, but not as much as I would like (note I have since stopped drying the clothes when I see a new stain!) and I'm very hesitant to use bleach as my experience with it has been either it makes it go yellow, or ruins another part of the clothing... please any hints or tips are very much appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Dip a qtip in bleach and rub it over the stained parts. It should start to fade right away. Then carefully rinse out that part of the shirt under cold water to remove any bleach (try to keep the rest of the shirt out of the water while rinsing). Wash as usual.

  39. QUESTION:
    How can I store clothes and fabrics properly?
    I've just been up in my attic and was sad to find many of my son's baby clothes stained with yellow spots. They've only been in cardboard boxes/black bin bags for two years and I wanted to keep them. I know they were clean when I put them up in the attic so what are these marks? Any advice about future storage and can I get these marks out on delicate white and cream clothes?
    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      it always happens in moisture areas and not well ventilated rooms
      next time, use plastic sealing bags and add some lavender in it to kill moths and other insects going around clothes

  40. QUESTION:
    how do you get out and prevent rust stains?
    my washing machine keeps leaving rust spots (medium yellow/orange dots) all over my white clothing. Landlord says its not the wash and wont get us a new one. any thoughts how to get it out of my currently stained shirts as well as prevent it in future?

    • ANSWER:
      It is the washing machine and it means that someday soon the washing machine is going to break down - he's trying to get out of getting a new one because he knows it can't be repaired! Some landlords are just scrooges.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do I break down cat urine stains in clothing? I have several white t-shirts that are stained with urine.?
    My teenaged son tosses his clothes in the corner; when they finally get down to the laundry it could be a while (weeks/months). I've pretreated and washed several of his t-shirts that are stained with what *I* believe is cat urine. The stains fizz, and almost glow, when treated with Spray-n-Wash Duel Power stain remover (which I swear by), but the stains never come out. I've tried EVERYTHING imaginable from bleach to pet store stain removers that claim that they are made for this purpose. Though the odor is gone, the pale yellow stain is not. They seem calcified and fizz when treated. I haven't dried any of these items, but have hung them over the clothes line in my basement until I can find a solution. About 12 years ago, I kept a cat for a friend which repaided me by urinating on the front of a white dress I had draped across my bed. I was never able to salvage that dress then, but I was hoping that some cleaning products would have improved by now, if so, please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried soaking them in automatic dishwasher detergent? The powdered type. This works great for getting stains out of synthetic fibers without harming the garment if it is washable.

  42. QUESTION:
    Ok i have iron/well water and some of my clothing got rust lookin stains on them what can i use to get it out?
    Ok today i washed my clothes in hot water but i have Iron/well water and when i did that it lefted big rust /iron looking stains on them a pair of blue jeans and a green yellow and white shirt... i dont know how to get it out will u please tell me what will get these nasty lookin stains out.... i tried different things and i cant but blech on them i tried carpet cleaner that didnt work... these are also new clothing... so please if u dont what i can use and is affordable please let me know im beggin u people!! thanks for the help

    • ANSWER:
      Try Iron Out. I get it at WalMart. Soak the clothes in it.

      Forget bleach on clothes with iron rich water, your whites turn dingy in no time. It's a reaction between the chlorine and the iron.....the iron gets deposited on your clothes. Happens in swimming pools too when fresh iron rich water is added. My pool turns chocoloate brown for a day or two until the filters can clean it up.

  43. QUESTION:
    how to get stains out of clothes from other clothes?
    okay so i have this yellow shirt and i washed it with a striped white and blue shirt so when i toke the yellow shirt out of the wash it had blue stains on it!! its like my fav shirt and im freaking out trying to the stains out plzzz help anything will help i just really need to get it out
    o ya and the fabric is 100% cotton if that helps

    • ANSWER:
      What you have is called "color transfer", and it's very easy to fix. Just wash the yellow shirt again by itself. Use regular laundry detergent. If you have OxiClean on hand, add a scoop or two of that as well.

      This alone will fix the problem. You might have to wash the shirt twice, but a second wash is rarely needed.

      No need for labor intensive fixes or caustic chemicals. Just re-washing will fix the problem.

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  44. QUESTION:
    How can I get out washed-in stains?
    I accidently washed my purple chapstick with a bunch of my white clothes and it left purple blotches all over a bunch of my clothes. It's mostly white clothes, but there's also a yellow jacket that I loved! Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the laundry section of the local grocery store or supermarket and look for products that say they will remove colour stains. In Australia we have a product called Dye Gone and it works only on the colour that ought not to be there. Good luck and be sure to check every conceivable pocket before washing next time. It is easier to check than to fix.

      Cheers

      Lisa

  45. QUESTION:
    how do i get out bleach stains?
    i have these white vans that has black linings and black laces. the other day i tried to wash it because it got dirty. i used laundry detergent and baking soda. it looked like it cleaned it until after it finished drying and now it has yellow bleach stains all over it. i dont know how to get it off i tried this clorox bleach spray i think its clorox but that didnt work then i used a clorox bleach pen its blue and has a scrub on one side and other sides for the liquid and that didnt work. i dont know what to do with it now and i really like those shoes. so if anyone has any tips or advice that can help me remove the stains without using none or too much money then that would be great. thnx

    then i have these white tees that were white till me mom decided to wash them with bleach with my white clothes that were dirty and has stains....-_- now it also has yellow bleach stains and i dont know how to get rid of that. so if anyone has tips or advice than thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Bleach does sometimes yellow white fabrics, especially the cheaper brands of bleach....I only use clorox brand because of that. Also, the more often you bleach clothes, the yellower they become. You cannot remove bleach from the black part of the shoes. You can possibly lighten the yellow on the rubber part of the shoes with dishwasher detergent but be careful, it has bleach in it. Use a toothbrush and make a thick paste with it.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do you get dandilion stains out of clothing?
    I have big yellow patches on my white dress and green jean pants! also on other clothing! please help!

    • ANSWER:
      My Aunt Virginia showed me the never-fail stain removal technique years ago. As long as you're careful with the fabric, get it very wet and then scrub it (with varying pressure depending on the delicateness or hardiness of the material) with Lava brand soap until the stain is gone. You can pre- treat to get the process started. The results are amazing. Good luck with that dandilion stain!

  47. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of yellow stains on my canvas keds?
    I had bought my canvas keds and two weeks later I noticed they had gotten a bit dirty, with my small case of OCD i felt a need to wash them. I read carefully what to do to wash them and I followed the directions as followed. I rubbed gently a stain remover and let them sit for 10 minutes. I then threw them into the washer machine with other white articles of clothing but was scared to use bleach so i didn't. I used a regular laundry detergent. I then took them out and let them sit overnight to dry because people had warned me not to dry them in the dryer, or the glue would break down. Well the next morning they had yellow spots all over them, I'm guessing from the glue spreading or something. They just look like yellow stains though, nothing more. Is there anything I could do to get these stains out? Please help, I don't want to have to buy another pair and waste money. -_-

    • ANSWER:
      Oxyclean!!

      it's hard to offer anything else because you really don't know what the stain is. If for some reason Oxyclean doesn't get it out. I suggest that you bedazzle, or paint them into little daisies. :o )

  48. QUESTION:
    How can I get neon paint out of white shorts and a white shirt?
    My friend went to a glow party and she wore white shorts that are 98% cotton and 2% spandex, along with a white shirt that is 100% cotton, people put neon paint on her clothes, and she asked me to try and get it out for her. What is the best way to do this? Also, a bright yellow shirt thats 92% nylon and 8% spandex also got neon paint on it, how should I approach removing the stains.

    • ANSWER:
      Scrape off as much as you can. Nail polish remover might work for the white clotes, but test a hidden area first.

  49. QUESTION:
    If I soak some laundry items in water/Bleach and then add them to my load am I in danger of bleach stains?
    so basically, I'm doing a load of light colored clothes (not pure white, some yellows/pinks), but beforehand i soaked three white-tees in bleach-y water and then rinsed them out a little. Is it safe to throw them into my white-ish load without getting my yellows/pinks stained?

    • ANSWER:
      The yellow/pink should be keep seperate from white load in order to prevent color transfer.

  50. QUESTION:
    Yellow white shirt under arm problem...HELP!?!?!?
    We have a new dress code at work,white shirts! The problem that all of us are having is that our clothes are getting ruined because the underarm of the shirts are all turning yellow. Does anyone know of any deoderant that will not do this? Or maybe a way to get the stains out? I use Certain Dry PM roll on at night and then the Certain Dry deoderant AM in the morning and that does help with sweat but not with turning my shirts yellow. Any advise would be greatly appreciated not only for me but for all of my co-workers as well. Thanks in advance!!

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