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How to Remove Sweat Stains from Colored Shirts & Clothing

October 27, 2020 3 min read

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Are you tired of searching the store for expensive stain removers that are filled with chemicals? Are you frustrated when these removers don’t even work? Wouldn’t it be great if you could remove stains with common household products that you already have on hand?

Save time and money, and keep those unwanted chemicals out of sight because we’ve collected several methods to effectively treat sweat stains. Keep reading to learn how to remove sweat stains from colored shirts and clothing.

Differences Between White, Black & Colored Clothes

Not all clothing is created equal. Have you ever wondered why you were taught to separate your clothing into different colored groups before washing? That is because some colors will bleed out and stain others, while some will make other articles of clothing fade.

But when it comes to removing stains, it is very important to understand that these stain removing processes react differently based on the color of the clothing. Some light-colored clothes will respond much better than darker fabrics, and vice versa. As a general rule, whites work well with warm and hot water, while heat will put stress on dark fabrics.

Ways to Get Rid of Sweat Stains from Colored Shirts & Clothes

There are several different theories on how to remove sweat stains from colored shirts and clothes. Remember, these suggestions are best for your brights or colored items. 

White Vinegar & Cold Water

What You'll Need:

  • White Vinegar
  • Water
  • Spray Bottle

Are you curious about how to get pit stains out of colored shirts? This option requires ingredients that most people already have on hand. You simply mix the same amount of white vinegar and the same amount of water into a spray bottle. Spray it onto the stain, wait 60 minutes and then wash in cold water. If the stain isn’t fully gone by the end of this, simply repeat.

Aspirin & Water

What You'll Need:

  • Five white aspirin pills
  • A bucket of water

Instead of using aspirin to treat the headache a nasty stain can give you, use it to remove the stain. Take five white aspirin pills, crush them, and let them dissolve in a bucket full of water. Put your stained clothing into the bucket and wait for no less than three hours. Then ring out the clothing and wash it as you usually do.

Hydrogen Peroxide & Water

What You'll Need:

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Water
  • Larger container

Figuring out how to get armpit stains out of colored shirts doesn’t need to be hard. All you need to do is mix the same amount of hydrogen peroxide and water into a larger container. Place the stained clothing into the container for about 30-40 minutes. After the time is up, just wash the stained clothes in cold water, and repeat if the stain isn’t fully removed.

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Lemon & Warm Water

What you'll need:

  • Three lemons
  • Warm water

Here is one last idea on how to get underarm stains out of colored shirts. Add the same amount of lemon juice to the same amount of warm water. Pour it onto the stained area and use your hands to rub it in. Wait no less than 30 minutes before washing as you normally would. Make sure you wash it with similar colors.

Looking for ways to treat stains on your other clothing? In two separate articles, we’ve also outlined several ways to remove sweat stains from white clothes and dark-colored clothing.

Want to prevent sweat stains altogether? We think your best bet to avoiding sweat stains and deodorant marks on your clothing is by wearing an Ejis sweat proof basics. (Buy from our shop or on Amazon.) Our sweat proof technology is designed to stop troublesome stains in the first place. Plus, the infused silver fights odor-causing bacteria to keep you feeling confident and fresh.

(Note: Some of these armpit stain removers may not be suitable for dark colored shirts or certain fabrics. When in doubt, test a small area in an inconspicuous place. Do not use vinegar, bleach or harsh chemicals on Ejis sweat proof undershirts.)

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