Choosing to purchase and wear a white shirt does not come without its risks. You could easily spill your drink, leave food, sweat, or makeup stains on your fabric. Such accidents are commonplace yet frustrating to deal with. If you are tired of using pure elbow grease or harsh detergents to remove these stains, read on more to find out some quick and easy ways to remove stains from your white shirts!
Types of Stains
There are many things that can contribute to a stain on your white shirt. However, not all stains are equal, and they require different methods of treatment to erase. Common types of stains include:
Removing Sweat and Deodorant Stains
Sweat stains are one of the most common types of stains that show up on our favorite garments.
- To remove them easily, flush the spot with white vinegar. Mix one cup of white vinegar with two cups of water and soak the fabric in the mixture for an hour.
- If the stain remains stubborn, apply some hydrogen peroxide onto the stain and leave it for 30 minutes before putting the shirt to wash in a cold washing cycle.
Removing Coffee Stains
It can be stressful to spill a fresh cup of coffee on your clothes.
- To get rid of fresh coffee stains, run your clothing through cold running water to dilute the stain.
- If the stain remains stubborn or has dried before you get a chance to clean it, wet the stained area and apply a small mixture of laundry detergent and white vinegar to the affected area. You can also rub the mixture into the stain using a soft-bristled brush.
Removing Blood Stains
No matter how prepared you are for the day, accidents can happen. With fresh blood, you want to treat the stain as soon as possible.
- Run your clothing through cold water to dilute the stain. You can gently rub the stain to encourage dilution.
- Cover the affected area with vinegar and leave it to soak for 15 minutes.
- Rinse the clothing with cold water again before putting the shirt to wash in a cold washing cycle.
Removing Grass Stains
Just like blood stains, grass stains are a type of enzymatic stains.
- Soak your clothing in some liquid detergent for 15 minutes.
- If you are dealing with a tough stain, you might need to soak it overnight in a mixture of laundry detergent, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and some laundry detergent.
- Simply wash it in a washing machine after soaking.
Stain Removal TipsThere are few things as stressful as finding a stubborn stain on your favorite white guayabera or a brand new top from Casual Tropical Wear. To quickly and effectively treat stains, remember to flush them with cold running water as soon as you can. This helps to remove remnants of the stain and dilute its staining effect. You can also rely on homemade or store-bought stain remover products! White vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and laundry detergent are great options.