23 Aug How To Remove Perspiration Stains
How To Remove Perspiration Stains
In our summer heat, our bodies perspire in an attempt to cool down. And it doesn’t take long for some sweat to be transferred to our clothes and if left there, to cause a yellow stain that makes clothes look dirty. If you’re hoping to wear your clothes to a special business event and did not bring replacements with you to wear while we launder your clothes, you might want to treat the stain yourself. Here are some ideas.
The first thing to do is to try to avoid staining your clothes in the first place. Wearing looser fitting tops that don’t cling allows room for us to sweat without getting it all over our clothes.
But stains can occur, and the first thing to do is to treat it promptly, since the stain can actually weaken many fabrics as well as look dirty.
If you’re treating cotton, linen, acrylic, nylon, polyester or spandex, you can use a diluted solution of white vinegar and water, then rinse it with water. This might take out or at least make the stain less noticeable.
The Reader’s Digest suggests that you can also crush 2 aspirins and mix the powder in 1/2 cup warm water, and then soak the stained part of the garment in the solution for two to three hours. Rinse with water and dry overnight.
The Reader’s Digest also suggests that salt can be as good for our clothes as it can be for us. You can dissolve 4 tablespoons salt in 1 quart (1 liter) hot water, and then just sponge the garment with the solution until the stain disappears.
Whatever you do, never iron your clothes if they have a perspiration stain, since the heat will set them.