How to remove yellow cardboard sweat stains?

Control hard-to-wear sweat stains

Why do they appear? Where does this cardboard effect and this yellowish color come from? How to avoid or remove them? We give you all the secrets of stain removal experts to put an end to those stains that spoil your clothes!

Where do they come from?

Sports enthusiasts or thrift stores, you know very well these yellow sweat stains on T-shirts, shirts, caps and even on mattresses and pillowcases. But do you know the cause of their appearance in the armpits and the reason for their yellow color?

These yellow spots are caused by a chemical reaction between sweat and aluminum . How can this happen under the arms? It's the fault of your deodorant (little smart one!) which surely contains aluminum. It takes on a yellow color on contact with the proteins, salts and oils contained in your perspiration.

Do you particularly have problems with yellow sweat stains on your shirts? It's normal, some of these clothes contain proteins in their composition. What accentuate the chemical reaction.

You are probably also wondering how to explain this cardboard effect in the armpits on your t-shirts, polo shirts, shirts and many others. If perspiration leaves traces under your arms, it is because of elements such as salt, uric or lactic acid which compose it in addition to water. The sweat stain hardens on your fabrics and leaves that “cardboard” effect that you have such a hard time removing. Men encounter this problem more often because their sweat generally has a more acidic pH which accentuates this cardboard effect on their clothes. It is also possible that this inconvenience comes again from your deodorant.

How to end it?

This is the big question you ask yourself. We promised to answer it, here we are!

Prevention is better than cleaning as my father says!

He is right: before sharing miracle solutions to make these yellow stains disappear from all your textiles, we give you some advice to simply make them disappear from your daily life.

You understood, the responsible for this stain is the deodorant . As you are very perceptive, you must have understood that the best solution is to change the product. Simply opt for an aluminum-free deodorant. Besides being better for your laundry, it will also be better for your health.

Prefer loose clothing, your sweat and your deodorant will come into less contact with the fabric. You can also wait for the deodorant to dry before putting on your best shirt.

Which are the errors to avoid ?

First, beware of certain ideas that could only make the stain worse, in both senses of the word!

The mistake to absolutely avoid when removing a stain is hot water . You're probably using it wrongly thinking it's the right temperature to clean your clothes. Yes, hot water helps dissolve dirt better, but when it comes to stains, it just sets them into the fabric. This definitely complicates your task! If this error is frequent, it is mainly the fault of the many articles that repeat it. All textile professionals will tell you that hot water is the enemy of stain removal, except for a few rare exceptions. Now you are warned.

Forget bleach. Above all because it is harmful, but above all because this product is far from being a stain remover but rather a bleach which could stain your clothes and damage the most fragile fabrics. And even if it is often used to bleach fabrics, it would only accentuate the yellow stain here.

It is also strongly advised not to give up when faced with a stain: you never leave a stained garment! We always have a solution to help you, just ask us for advice right here.

Also avoid the bad reflex of leaving the stained garment aside. Firstly because it's a shame to deprive yourself of wearing this beautiful garment simply because it is stained, but above all because the longer you wait, the more complicated the dry stain will be to clean. So go get those clothes lying around at the bottom of your closet and let us guide you. Now, we explain to you how to easily remove a yellow sweat stain, even old and encrusted.

How to remove yellow cardboard stains?

Stain removers or grandmother's recipes ? We offer both, it's up to you!

You prefer stain removers for their guaranteed effectiveness and targeted action. But which one to choose?

We have decided to offer you only solutions that respect your laundry, your health and the planet. So we will not promote the chemical and harmful stain removers that can be found in supermarkets. Very effective, of course, but at the risk of an unpleasant smell, irritation, allergies… the list is too long to mention everything.

On the other hand, there is a stain remover that can be guaranteed to be healthy, ecological and above all very effective: this is Jaune'Off . Quite simply because it was developed by textile experts for whom taking care of linen is just as important as preserving your health and our environment. And if it's so effective at cleaning yellow sweat stains, it's because it was designed precisely for that. It is also able to remove the cardboard effect under your armpits. This is its strong point compared to all grandmother's tricks because only a product developed by professionals can do it. Le Jaune'Off is initially intended for professionals in the trade (dry cleaners, laundries, hotels, etc.). Its success is so great that the creators of the product have decided to make it also available to individuals.

You still lean for grandmother's tips , here they are! But beware, not all of them are as prodigious as we think so we give you our indications to find the most judicious solution.

Acid solutions

We recommend using lemon juice . It is very effective in removing most stains and has a whitening effect, perfect for removing those yellow stains. And it's very simple: squeeze a fresh lemon and soak the stained area. Then you have to wait a few hours before putting it in the washing machine.

Another very popular ingredient for cleaning is white vinegar, surely the most economical. It works great for yellow stains, especially for heavy fabrics like wool. To be diluted in water, then simply soak the garment and put it in the washing machine.

However, beware of these two products on very fine fabrics , they will ruin your clothes that contain acetate like most of your blouses or your liners.

The soda family

You can also try baking soda. Forming a paste with a little water and letting it act for a few hours will be enough to make the stain disappear.

If it is a very good stain remover and softener, baking soda is not a whitener. So we recommend sodium percarbonate if you want to whiten your laundry. It is also a very good deodorant, ideal for your sports clothes that often suffer from sweat stains. By soaking your stained laundry for several hours in a basin of water with two tablespoons of percarbonate, the yellow stain should go away after machine washing. It is also suitable for bedding, perfect for removing sweat stains from your mattresses, duvets or pillows. For this, use the same mixture that you can apply with a washcloth to the stained area. Be careful though, this product is more powerful than the bicarbonate you know better. It is not edible and we advise you to use it reasonably and always wearing gloves.

In the same family, we offer soda crystals . Same result, same instructions, same precaution as for percarbonate. We suggest them to you if you are looking for an effective solution but prefer the gentle and harmless products that we have presented to you previously. They could particularly damage your woollens : prefer vinegar instead.

Pay particular attention to the whitening effect of this family, it can be treacherous for your brightly colored fabrics . So ditch the idea of ​​baking soda, percarbonate and soda crystals to clean your bright or dark colored clothes.

The solutions pitfalls of the internet

To remove a sweat stain from dark fabrics, some sites recommend sorrel salt, also known as oxalic acid. It is very similar to soda ash, which means that it gives you an effective result, but it is not without risk .

It is particularly corrosive and should never be used without gloves and goggles. So we recommend that you do not use it. Already for your well-being, but above all because these sites do not specify its powerful whitening power. Great for brightening your white laundry but especially not to apply on a dark garment !

For the most stubborn stains, some say to use hydrogen peroxide or ammonia because these strong products are very effective. The other side of the coin is that they are toxic, corrosive, irritating… in short, dangerous for your health. And they can also be for your textiles.

Hydrogen peroxide has a powerful bleaching power in large doses, while ammonia must absolutely be diluted to avoid damaging fragile fabrics. In addition to all that their use is made particularly unpleasant by their strong smell and all the precautions that it implies. With all the sane solutions you've been given, we're really not advocating these two.

We rely on the experience of our grandmothers to recommend these products to you, but as you read, these recipes are not to be followed with eyes closed. If you appreciate them for their simple and natural side, we are far from being able to affirm that they are all effective and beneficial for your textiles. Especially for cleaning delicate fabrics and clothes in bright or dark colors. The solution to remove your stains with confidence regardless of the fabric remains a product designed for this purpose by professionals. And contrary to what you may think, this solution can also be ecological and healthy. Of natural origin, biodegradable, allergen-free, odorless, without endocrine disruptors. Yes yes it exists since we created it. And in addition to working every time without leaving traces under the arms, you are sure that this solution will smell good and will preserve your laundry without attacking it.

How to do it well?

This is the question that both individuals and textile professionals ask themselves because it is true that the right product is not always enough, you still have to know how to use it correctly. That's good, at Djossye we address both individuals and professionals. And as we always go to the end of things, we give you exclusively the secrets of Omar. With the professional advice of this laundry expert, no more stains will resist you!

Its instructions for an impeccable result

yellow spot - djossye Start by turning the sleeve inside out and applying the stain remover to the stain. Add a few drops of cold water and tap. Then remember to rub the stain on both sides of the garment, you will gain in results for sure! You can then tap and then rub on both sides. Leave to act for 15 minutes and put the garment in the machine, it will come out like new!

His caveat to detach effortlessly

yellow spot - djossye No need to kill yourself, just rub for a few moments and let it work . Time will finish the job for you!

Her secret that makes the difference

yellow spot - djossye Remove the excess stain with the side of a spoon or a bone spatula, perfect for professional stain removal!

Now that you know all about those perspiration stains, you have the power to take care of your laundry , so we're counting on you!

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