How to Remove Different Stains from T-Shirts

How to Remove Different Stains from T-Shirts

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Have your t-shirts picked up some unwanted stains lately?

Don’t worry! Here are some ways in which you can remove different stains from your garment:

  • Dye Stains

Sometimes, colors from other clothes can rub off on your t shirt. This happens with white shirts more often than others and can leave a lasting mark. Luckily, dye stains can usually be removed using oxygenized non-chlorine bleach and cool water. Mix the two together and soak the shirt in it. Feel free to repeat this process a few times until the stain is fully gone. Then, wash and dry as per normal routine.

  • Dairy

Dairy products contain proteins that create stains. To remove them, start off by gently scraping or brushing off any crust that may have formed over the cloth’s surface. Next, soak it for 5 to 15 minutes, or more, depending on the stain’s intensity. Use cold water mixed with an enzyme presoak solution. If the water gets too cloudy, replace it with a fresh mix.

If you notice discoloration after the enzyme presoak step, carry out a color-safe bleach wash treatment. This method works great for egg stains, too!

  • Blood

If you’re trying to get the blood off your t shirt, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

If your shirt material is extremely delicate, it’s best to take it to the dry cleaners for some professional help. However, if you’re treating sports t shirts or tough cotton unisex t shirts, you’re good to go; such garments are made from fabric that won’t pick up damage from home-based treatments.

To remove blood from your garment, soak it in cold water and try to gently rub away as much blood as you can. Keep changing out the water until it stops turning pink from the rubbed out blood. Next, rinse the shirt and blot away water from the stain. Now, treat it with an enzymatic stain remover, allowing the solution to sit for a while before you toss it into the wash.

If this doesn’t work, try using a drop or two of hydrogen peroxide on the stain. Be sure to wash it away carefully. Hydrogen peroxide may cause discoloration on some fabrics, though, so do a test run first!

  • Red Wine

You can easily treat a red wine stain using salt, which will absorb some of the stain and turn pink. Next, soak the garment in cold water blended with enzymatic laundry detergent. Leave it overnight and repeat the soaking process if needed.        

  • Fruit Juice

Fruit juice can leave a nasty stain, but this can easily be removed. Natural juice is easier to remove than its artificial counterpart, but both can be dealt with if the right method is used.

Start by wetting the stained area with cold water and add some enzymatic laundry detergent over it. Allow it to sit for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off the detergent. Use warm or hot water, depending on how much heat the material can take.

Using these tips, you can combat even the toughest of stains. So, go ahead and try them on your shirts and watch as they become good as new once more!