Perspiration, bleach and remnants of an old stain may not have much in common but all of them may leave a nasty yellow stain on your white shirt. Leaving the stain to sit on the shirt is not an option, but do you know how to treat it properly without ruining the fabric? These steps will help you to remove those unpleasant yellow stains from your white shirt using a few simple natural remedies that will return the original bright white colour of your shirt.
- Soak the shirt in a bucket of undiluted white vinegar for an hour. Make sure that all stained areas are completely submerged in vinegar. The vinegar will help loosening the yellow stains and sometimes will remove them entirely.
- Place a towel on a flat surface in sun and lay the vinegar-soaked white shirt over the cloth with the stains face up, as suggested by cleaners Rise Park. Wait for the shirt to dry while the vinegar and sunlight work together to remove the yellow stains.
- Spray cool water over the site of the stains, and cover any remaining yellow spots with baking soda. Use an old toothbrush to rub the baking soda into the shirt and leave like this for few minutes.
- Add a heavy duty laundry detergent into your washing machine and launder the white shirt as following the care label instructions. It is advisable to leave the shirt to air dry after washing instead of using the dryer, as the heat may set any yellow stains that have persisted.
Cleaners Rise Park advise to avoid using too much bleach when washing white clothes, as bleach can leave yellow stains, too.